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ERIC Number: EJ547583
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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ISSN: ISSN-0271-0633
Why Do They Get It When I Say "Gingivitis" But Not When I Say "Gum Swelling"?
Maylath, Bruce
New Directions for Teaching and Learning, n70 p29-37 Sum 1997
Looks at the influence students' native languages have on comprehension of Anglo-Saxon and Greco-Latinate elements of English vocabulary. Suggests use of a dictionary with etymologies, dictionary of English idioms, small group work involving both non-native and English speakers, etymological reference book, pre-med courses in Greek and Latin etymology, and alertness to signs of misunderstanding. (MSE)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
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Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
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