ERIC Number: EJ603538
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Etymology and Vocabulary Development for the L2 College Student.
Bellomo, Tom S.
TESL-EJ, v4 n2 Nov 1999
Demonstrates that etymology as a word attack strategy for second language students does not offer an unfair advantage to students whose first languages are Latin-based. Much of the English language makes use of Latin roots and affixes. Students whose original language is derived from Latin will initially have an advantage in word recognition due to cognates. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: College Students, Etymology, Higher Education, Latin, Learning Strategies, Romance Languages, Second Language Learning, Vocabulary Development
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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