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Bellomo, Tom S. – TESL-EJ, 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…
Descriptors: College Students, Etymology, Higher Education, Latin
Bellomo, Tom S. – 1999
A study investigated whether the use of etymology as an instructional technique for vocabulary development in English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) instruction is equally effective for students from Romance and other language backgrounds. Subjects were 20 community college ESL students in two cohorts. Pre- and posttests assessed etymological…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Contrastive Linguistics