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Crosson, Amy C.; McKeown, Margaret G. – Grantee Submission, 2016
This study investigated how middle school students leverage information about bound Latin roots (e.g., voc in "advocate" and "vociferous") to infer meanings of unfamiliar words, and how instruction may facilitate morphological analysis using roots. A dynamic assessment of morphological analysis was administered to 29 sixth…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Metalinguistics, Latin, Inferences
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Crosson, Amy C.; McKeown, Margaret G. – Cognition and Instruction, 2016
This study investigated how middle school students leverage information about bound Latin roots (e.g., "voc" in "advocate" and "vociferous") to infer meanings of unfamiliar words, and how instruction may facilitate morphological analysis using roots. A dynamic assessment of morphological analysis was administered to…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Metalinguistics, Latin, Inferences
Rasinski, Timothy; Padak, Nancy; Newton, Joanna – Educational Leadership, 2017
Wide vocabulary knowledge is associated with proficiency in reading comprehension and scores on tests involving comprehension. Yet assessments show that U.S. students at various grade levels have demonstrated no improvement in their vocabulary knowledge since 2009. Literacy expert Timothy Rasinski and colleagues argue that students need improved…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Vocabulary Development, Reading Comprehension, Instructional Improvement
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Yurtbasi, Metin – Online Submission, 2015
Semantics, the study of the meaning of words, is the sum of the basic elements of four skills, namely, reading, writing, speaking and listening effectively. The knowledge of vocabulary words in lexico-semantics, on the other hand, is essential in every grade level, subject area and assessment for every student. In order to improve students'…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Teaching Methods, Morphemes, Linguistic Borrowing
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Kavakli, Nurdan – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2016
Knowing the origin of a language helps us to determine the historical background of that language. As language itself is such a system of a society that is continuously evolving as that aforementioned society learns and technologically develops along with its roots or origins. Like many other languages, English is also a language that has roots or…
Descriptors: Greek, Morphemes, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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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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Perez B., L. A. – Hispania, 1977
Several Latinisms appear in Latin American Spanish, which would logically be farther from its Latin roots than Spanish in Spain. The existence of these elements and their importance as linguistic facts is analyzed here. Four words are treated: "Cliente,""cuadrar,""cuarto" and "rabula." (Text is in Spanish.) (CHK)
Descriptors: Diachronic Linguistics, Etymology, Language Usage, Language Variation
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Laufer, Batia – English Language Teaching Journal, 1981
Presents several types of synophones, words similar in sound but different in meaning, including those differing in one phoneme only, more than one phoneme which can have an identical Latin root, and several phonemes which defy exact definition. Suggests validity of context as aid to comprehension of unknown words should not be overestimated.…
Descriptors: Comprehension, Language Processing, Phonemes, Second Language Learning
Masciantonio, Rudolph; And Others – 1982
This guide to an audio-lingual approach to Latin instruction is intended to assist Latin teachers and English teachers with background in Latin to expand the English vocabulary and reading skills of pupils through the study of Latin roots, prefixes, and suffixes. The content of this guide to health vocabulary introduces students to Latin and…
Descriptors: Audiolingual Methods, Cultural Awareness, Elementary Secondary Education, Etymology
Masciantonio, Rudolph; And Others – 1982
This guide is intended to assist Latin and English teachers who have some background in Latin to expand the English vocabulary and reading skills of students through the study of Latin roots, prefixes, and suffixes. The lessons on numbers in Latin are designed to be presented through an audiolingual approach. The introductory material in the guide…
Descriptors: Audiolingual Methods, Cultural Awareness, Elementary Secondary Education, Etymology
Masciantonio, Rudolph; And Others – 1982
The purpose of this guide is to assist Latin and English teachers who have some background in Latin to expand the English vocabulary and reading skills of pupils through the study of Latin roots, prefixes, and suffixes. The lessons are designed also to familiarize pupils with aspects of classical culture, specifically sports and games, and to…
Descriptors: Ancient History, Athletics, Audiolingual Methods, Cultural Awareness
Ayers, Donald M.; Worthen, Thomas D. – 1986
Intended for English and foreign language instruction at the junior college, university, or high school level, this textbook aims to help students "crack the code" of English in order to become better speakers and writers. Part 1 contains 25 lessons on roots, prefixes, and suffixes from Latin, and Part 2 contains 25 lessons on word…
Descriptors: Definitions, English Instruction, Etymology, Greek
Keller, Howard H. – 1978
Three approaches to vocabulary presentation in the second language classroom are described. The examples used are drawn largely from German, Russian, French, Latin, and Greek, but they can be extended to all commonly taught languages, although certain approaches are particularly suited to specific languages. In addition, the goals of a particular…
Descriptors: Etymology, French, German, Greek