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English-French Cognates [microform] : A Re-Examination / Petra Hammer and Madeleine Monod
Bib ID 5346664
Format MicroformMicroform, BookBook
Author
Hammer, Petra
 
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1976 
20 p. 
Summary

Following a brief review of the literature on cognates, and a discussion of six arguments in favor of using cognates as a vocabulary acquisition device, a study is described which was designed to determine whether students were able to utilize English-French cognates in listening and reading comprehension in French. Seventy-four tenth grade students in three French classes participated in the study. One class was the control group, one class received training in the phonemic differences of English-French cognates, and one class was taught the spelling alternations on English-French cognates. The experiment was carried out over a period of six weeks. Results indicate that students can be taught the phonemic and spelling differences of English-French cognates in a relatively short time, and it is suggested that teachers use cognates in their French classes. A detailed description of the tests used is provided. (CLK)

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ERIC Note: Light type of this document may not reproduce clearly.

Alberta Modern Language Journal, v15 n1 p23-41 Fall 1976.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Distinctive Features (Language)  |  English.  |  French.  |  High School Students.  |  Language Instruction.  |  Language Patterns.  |  Language Research.  |  Language Tests.  |  Language Usage.  |  Listening Comprehension.  |  Phonemics.  |  Reading Comprehension.  |  Reading Skills.  |  Second Language Learning.  |  Secondary Education.  |  Semantics.  |  Spelling.  |  Teaching Methods.  |  Unit Plan.  |  Vocabulary.  |  Word Recognition.  |  Cognates
Form/genre Journal Articles.
Other authors/contributors Monod, Madeleine, author  |  Alberta Teachers Association, Edmonton. Modern Language Council
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