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 (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.