Semester of Graduation
First Major Professor
Master of Arts (MA)
This creative component introduces the concept of cognates and false cognates through sequential art. This guide on cognates leads the reader through a fictional society whose core philosophy is centered around languages and the preservation of any that they come across. By using storytelling elements present both in comic book work (sound effects, emotive characters, sequential order) and in graphic design (information hierarchy, semiotics), the story builds a connection between the material and the reader. Cognates here can be a tool for English speakers to acquire vocabulary of Spanish and Portuguese. With the main character of an ex-astronaut, who was found in space by this society ages ago, readers can follow along the book and its individual parts. This creative component serves as an example for those who have an interest in the intersection between linguistics and art or wishing to know how to create a visual tool for those with non-traditional learning methods.
Nancy A. Acosta
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Acosta, Nancy A., "Cogna/te/do/to: How to Use Cognates in English, Spanish, and Portuguese" (2018). Creative Components. 1.
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