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ERIC Number: ED119468
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
The International Vocabulary in the New Swedish Gymnasium. Lektos: Interdisciplinary Working Papers in Language Sciences, Special Issue - Papers from the Seminar on Interlinguistics.
Due to the educational reforms in Swedish schools following the Second World War, Latin became an elective course at the secondary level. Although it was agreed that a disproportionate amount of time was being spent on Latin, it was felt that a knowledge of Latin principles of word formation could still be useful. This paper describes a course devised to: (1) treat the parts of Latin and Greek which still function as everyday ingredients of Western languages in general vocabulary, scientific terminology, and proverbs and quotations; and (2) cultivate sensitivity for the functions of language and impart knowledge of the cultural-historical role of the classical languages. It is expected that students will learn to recognize significant Latin morphemes in English, French, German, Italian, and Swedish, and to analyze compounds into their constituent elements. The course curriculum includes a study of the history of the Latin alphabet, with transliteration of Greek and Cyrillic characters, and studies of language families, cognates, loan words and borrowings, word formation, and the historical role of Latin in the fields of geography, publishing, religion, and science. Textbooks for the course are discussed. (CLK)
Descriptors: Classical Languages, Course Descriptions, Etymology, Greek, Instructional Materials, Language Instruction, Language Patterns, Latin, Morphology (Languages), Secondary Education, Textbooks, Vocabulary
Frank Esterhill, Executive Director, Interlingua Institute, Box 126, Canal St. Station, New York, New York 10013 (HC $3.50)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Louisville Univ., KY. Interdisciplinary Program in Linguistics.
Identifiers - Location: Sweden