Collaboration versus Cooperation: A social disambiguation

  • Abdelhak GHIBOUB University of Oran 2 Mohamed Ben Ahmed - Algeria
Keywords: collaboration and cooperation, disambiguation of collaboration and cooperation, social sciences, social learning, group work, group dynamics


The present paper tackles a disambiguation of the terms collaboration and cooperation from a social perspective. The clarification begins by an etymological investigation into the origin of the two terms. Another attempt is made to maintain the comparison by introducing different views exposed in the available comparative sources then stating, analyzing definitions that concentrate on the differences, and others that address the analogy of the two notions. The current endeavor concludes by highlighting the major differences between the two components of the current paper while aspiring for completion by other studies that will develop and extend it to the field of foreign language learning

How to Cite
GHIBOUB, A. (2018). Collaboration versus Cooperation: A social disambiguation. Traduction Et Langues, 17(01), 52-62. Retrieved from