Masters Thesis

The perceived effectiveness of morphology as a strategy for learning vocabulary

Morphology is an effective way of teaching vocabulary to students. Using morphemic analysis gives students tools that allow them to learn vocabulary on their own, when resources are unavailable. This study sought to understand students’ perceptions of and experience with morphology as a vocabulary instruction strategy. Data collection for the study included pre and post treatment surveys. Themes that emerged from the data included: limited prior experience, a generally positive attitude toward morphology, and little shift in opinion occurred pre-post treatment. Such findings are useful for both students and teachers who wish to find engaging strategies for vocabulary building.

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