Cognate Vocabulary in Language Acquisition and Use: Attitudes, Awareness, Activation (Second Language Acquisition)

Cognate Vocabulary in Language Acquisition and Use: Attitudes, Awareness, Activation (Second Language Acquisition)

By: Agnieszka Otwinowska (author)Paperback

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This book brings together linguistic, psycholinguistic and educational perspectives on the phenomenon of cognate vocabulary across languages. It presents a large-scale, long-term research project focusing on Polish-English cognates and their use by bilingual and multilingual learners/users of English. It discusses extensive qualitative and quantitative data to explain which factors affect a learner's awareness of cognates, how adult learners can benefit from raised awareness and whether cognate vocabulary can be used with younger learners as a motivational strategy. The work shows how cognate vocabulary can be examined from a range of methodological perspectives and provides considerable insights into crosslinguistic influences in language learning. While the focus of the studies is Polish-English cognates, the research will be of interest to anyone teaching learners of different language constellations, levels, ages and backgrounds.

About Author

Agnieszka Otwinowska is Assistant Professor at the Institute of English Studies, University of Warsaw, Poland. Her research interests include crosslinguistic influences, bilingual and multilingual language acquisition in children and adults, language teaching, bilingual education and CLIL. She is the co-editor of Teaching and Learning in Multilingual Contexts (with Gessica De Angelis, Multilingual Matters, 2014).


Introduction Part I Bilingual and Multilingual Language Use Chapter 1. Language Users and Language Use Chapter 2. Attitudes towards Multilingual Language Use: The European and Polish Perspective Part II Defining Lexical Crosslinguistic Similarity Chapter 3. Where does Crosslinguistic Similarity Come From? Chapter 4. Crosslinguistic Lexical Similarity Part III Lexical Crosslinguistic Similarity in Use Chapter 5. Crosslinguistic Similarity and Crosslinguistic Influences Chapter 6. Cognate Vocabulary in Language Processing Chapter 7. Cognate Vocabulary in Second Language Acquisition Chapter 8. Language-Related Factors in Lexical CLI Chapter 9. Learner-Related Factors Affecting Lexical CLI Chapter 10. Reliance on Lexical CLI as a Strategic Behaviour Part IV Investigating Lexical Crosslinguistic Similarity in Language Learning Chapter 11. Introduction: Researching the Awareness of Cognates in Polish Learners of English Chapter 12. Investigating the Awareness of Cognate Vocabulary: Polish Adult Learners of English Chapter 13. Using Cognates as a Vocabulary Learning Strategy: Polish Adult Learners of English Chapter 14. Awareness of Cognates as a Motivational Strategy: The Age Factor Chapter 15. Towards Plurilingual Education: Conclusions and Implications for Teaching

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  • ISBN13: 9781783094370
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 304
  • ID: 9781783094370
  • weight: 471
  • ISBN10: 1783094370

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