Wednesday Seminar: Norwegian/English cognate knowledge among students: A didactics perspective

Kimberly Marie Skjelde, Doctoral research fellow from the University of Bergen, will give a talk on how Norwegian-English cognates can be defined.

Kimberly Marie Skjelde

Kimberly Marie Skjelde (Photo: UiB)


The overriding aim of my PhD project is to examine to what extent L1 speakers of Norwegian show knowledge of Norwegian/English cognates found in general academic vocabulary. The project applies a mix-methods research design to classroom environments. Participants will be students at the high school and university level.

A main part of the research project so far has been to outline principles for defining words that may be considered Norwegian/English cognates. This process will be the focus of my presentation. Central to the principles applied in my project have been semantic, orthographic, phonetic and etymological aspects of Norwegian/English word pairs. I will present the considerations I have made regarding these aspects of cognates and will be very interested in your thoughts and ideas related to the subject of defining cognates between these two languages.


Ekaterina Kuzmina
Published Mar. 6, 2018 11:29 AM - Last modified Mar. 6, 2018 11:29 AM