Start date:September 2019
Research Topic:Child vocabulary development - Explicit etymology and morphology teaching at the transition from primary to secondary school
Research Supervisor:Dr Lise Fontaine and Dr Sara Pons-Sanz
Supervising school:School of English, Communication & Philosophy, Cardiff University
Primary funding source:ESRC Studentship
Research keywords:child language; Education; etymology; language acquisition; morphology; Sociolinguistics; Vocabulary development
My research is in the field of vocabulary development. I have designed a morphology and etymology focused Vocabulary Development Programme, which explores whether explicit teaching of word parts, word history and vocabulary decoding skill could influence pupils’ ability to comprehend complex, unfamiliar academic vocabulary at the transition from primary to secondary school.