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The Role of Cognates in the Teaching of French


Petra Hammer and Gerald S. Giauque

The authors present first, an examination of the dynamics of first and second language acquisition from a developmental, psychological and semantic perspective, secondly, an analytical framework built from relevant literature within which the role of cognates in second language acquisition is assessed, and finally, a cognate instructional unit with which cognates as an efficient approach to French second language vocabulary acquisition by Anglophones is empirically tested.
Contents: French - Instructional Materials - Language Instruction - Linguistic Borrowing - Second Language Learning - Teaching Methods - Vocabulary Development - Cognates.