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Yurtbasi, Metin – Online Submission, 2016
Forenames, identifying individuals have their meanings, origins and variants which are shared by different people and cultures around the world. Upon investigation, the female forename "Zeynep", "Zaynab", "[Arabic characters]", one of the most common names in Turkey, is found to have its semitic or even Greek, Latin…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, Turkish, Etymology, Diachronic Linguistics
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Sebesta, Judith Lynn – Classical Outlook, 1979
Provides a list of textbooks which may be used in courses building general English or technical vocabulary through the study of Greek and Latin roots. (AM)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Classical Languages, English, English Instruction
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Holmes, C. Thomas; Keffer, Ronald L. – Journal of Educational Research, 1995
This study investigated the effectiveness of using a computer program over six weeks to teach high school students to use Latin and Greek root words for deciphering English terms in order to increase their scores on the verbal portion of the Scholastic Aptitude Test. Results indicated that knowledge of Latin and Greek root words improved students'…
Descriptors: Classical Languages, College Entrance Examinations, Computer Assisted Instruction, Etymology
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Ashley, Leonard R. N. – Classical Outlook, 1980
Suggests that classical eponyms and toponyms can be profitably studied as revealing much about the origin, formation and development of words. Also demonstrates through numerous examples how this material is as relevant to the study of English as traditionally taught Greek and Latin roots. (MES)
Descriptors: Classical Languages, English Instruction, Etymology, Greek
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Adams, Marilyn Jager; Henry, Marcia K. – School Psychology Review, 1997
Examines and refutes six myths about beginning and developing reading instruction. Discusses importance of teaching phonological awareness and decoding in beginning reading and of teaching syllable patterns and morpheme patterns from Anglo-Saxon, Greek, and Latin roots and affixes in developing reading. (Author/JDM)
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Classical Languages, Greek, Latin
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Scanlan, Richard T. – Foreign Language Annals, 1976
A course in the enlargement of students' English vocabulary through the study of Latin and Greek roots and their derivatives was developed by the Department of Classics at the University of Illinois. The class makes use of computer assisted instruction on the PLATO IV system. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Classical Languages, Computer Assisted Instruction, Course Descriptions, English Instruction
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Masciantonio, Rudolph – 1973
These tests are designed to measure the achievement of each pupil at the approximate midpoint of each unit in "Artes Latinae," Level 1, Book 1. They were produced in response to the need expressed by many teachers to provide a means of more frequent evaluation of pupil progress. Tests for 13 units are provided. They supplement the unit tests…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Classical Languages, Criterion Referenced Tests, Language Instruction
Offenberg, Robert M.; And Others – 1971
This report discusses the 1970-71 school year Latin FLES program in the School District of Philadelphia which more than 4,000 fourth, fifth, and sixth grade pupils received 15 to 20 minutes' daily instruction in Latin from Latin teachers who served several schools. Primary objectives of the program were: (1) to introduce children to basic Latin…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Basic Skills, Classical Languages, Criterion Referenced Tests
Sheridan, Rita – 1976
A project was begun in 1973 in the Indianapolis Public School system based on the hypothesis that English language skills and the control of syntactic structures can be measurably improved through participation in a specially designed Latin FLES program stressing the importance of Latin root words. Goals of the project were to assess whether or…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Classical Languages, Cultural Education
Payne, Jean W. – 1973
A Latin Pilot Study was initiated by the Alexandria City Schools in the school year 1972-73 and continued in 1973-74 in an attempt to increase the English reading skills of elementary students. It was proposed that Latin instruction with strong emphasis on relating English words to their Latin roots and affixes would strengthen reading skills, in…
Descriptors: Classical Languages, Elementary Education, English, Etymology
Masciantonio, Rudolph; And Others – 1970
This curriculum guide, developed for use in a sixth-grade FLES (foreign language in elementary school) program, embraces a visual-audiolingual approach to the teaching of Latin while providing a source of materials for the teaching of the culture of ancient Rome. The course is organized around eight major units on: (1) Jupiter and His Siblings,…
Descriptors: Audiolingual Methods, Classical Languages, Classical Literature, Cultural Awareness