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English Vocabulary Elements

Author : Keith M. Denning
ISBN : 9780198037538
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Fascination with words-their meanings, origins, pronunciation, usages-is something most of us experience at some point. This book aims both to fuel and to satisfy that fascination. The book is based on a course that each of the authors helped to develop at Stanford University over the past twenty years. The aim of the course was to help students master English vocabulary and to provide the fundamentals for pursuing an interest in English words. To this end, the book offers a detailed but introductory survey of the developments that have given English a uniquely rich vocabulary, taking into account both the changing structure of the language and the historical events that shaped the language as a whole. Anyone who believes that changes in the language are robbing it of its elegance or expressive power will see this view challenged by the developments described here. At the core of the book are a set of several hundred vocabulary elements that English borrowed, directly or indirectly, over the past fifteen hundred years, from Latin and Greek.; These elements, introduced gradually chapter by chapter, provide a key to understanding the structure and meaning of much of the learned vocabulary of the language. The chapters trace the history and structure of English words from the sixth century onward, laying out the major influences that are still observable in our vocabulary today. Each chapter ends with a large number of exercises. These offer many different types of practice with the material in the text, making it possible to tailor the work to different sets of needs and interests. Upon finishing this textbook, students will be able to penetrate the structure of an enormous portion of the vocabulary of English, with or without the help of a dictionary, and to understand better how an individual word fits into the system of the language. This second edition incorporates improved and refined text as well as examples and exercises, with thorough revision of pedagogy as a result of their significant classroom-based expertise. The new edition also updates cultural references, accounts for variations in pronunciation among students, and clarifies when historical details are important or peripheral.

English Vocabulary Elements

Author : the late Keith Denning Associate Professor of Linguistics Eastern Michigan University
ISBN : 019516802X
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Fascination with words-their meanings, origins, pronunciation, usages-is something most of us experience at some point. This book aims both to fuel and to satisfy that fascination. The book is based on a course that each of the authors helped to develop at Stanford University over the past twenty years. The aim of the course was to help students master English vocabulary and to provide the fundamentals for pursuing an interest in English words. To this end, the book offers a detailed but introductory survey of the developments that have given English a uniquely rich vocabulary, taking into account both the changing structure of the language and the historical events that shaped the language as a whole. Anyone who believes that changes in the language are robbing it of its elegance or expressive power will see this view challenged by the developments described here. At the core of the book are a set of several hundred vocabulary elements that English borrowed, directly or indirectly, over the past fifteen hundred years, from Latin and Greek. These elements, introduced gradually chapter by chapter, provide a key to understanding the structure and meaning of much of the learned vocabulary of the language. The chapters trace the history and structure of English words from the sixth century onward, laying out the major influences that are still observable in our vocabulary today. Each chapter ends with a large number of exercises. These offer many different types of practice with the material in the text, making it possible to tailor the work to different sets of needs and interests. Upon finishing this textbook, students will be able to penetrate the structure of an enormous portion of the vocabulary of English, with or without the help of a dictionary, and to understand better how an individual word fits into the system of the language. This second edition incorporates improved and refined text as well as examples and exercises, with thorough revision of pedagogy as a result of their significant classroom-based expertise. The new edition also updates cultural references, accounts for variations in pronunciation among students, and clarifies when historical details are important or peripheral.

English Words From Latin And Greek Elements

Author : Donald M. Ayers
ISBN : 0816508992
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Presents an overview of the development of the English language and examines the formation of words especially from Greek and Latin roots. Also discusses definitions and usage.

Notes On Linguistics

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105022090034
Genre : Linguistics
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The History Of English Spelling

Author : Christopher Upward
ISBN : 9781444342970
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The History of English Spelling reveals the history of Modern English spelling, tracing its origins and development from Old English up to the present day. Includes a wealth of information and data on English spelling not available anywhere else Features a complementary website with additional material at www.historyofenglishspelling.info Includes detailed coverage of the contributions from French, Latin, Greek - and the many other languages - to our current orthography Serves as a companion volume to Geoffrey Hughes's A History of English Words in the same series

Webster S Easy Learning English Vocabulary Collins Webster S Easy Learning

Author : Collins
ISBN : 9780007479122
Genre : Reference
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Collins Easy Learning English Vocabulary is designed to help learners of all ages build their vocabulary. This easy-to-use, topic-based book is an invaluable resource for students and teachers, and is ideal for use in the classroom and for home study.

Etymidion Ii

Author : C. A. E. Luschnig
ISBN : 0819193879
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This text is a workbook in etymology and vocabulary building from Latin and Greek elements. An introduction which gives a brief description of the foreign influence on English vocabulary is followed by exercises in spelling, usage, and the histories of words. The Latin and Greek sections introduce students to word formation in the classical tongues. Numerous exercises are included to practice the principles of compounding words and the word elements. The new edition adds fuller explanations and numerous vocabulary notes to show interesting relationships of words and word groups as well as more exercises and review material, based on feedback from students in the class during the last five years. Contents: Introduction: The Beginnings of English. PART I: LATIN WORDS IN ENGLISH. Latin Nouns and Adjectives; Formation of Adjectives; Noun Suffixes; Latin Verbs; Prefixes; Present Base; Suffixes. PART II: GREEK WORDS IN ENGLISH. Greek Words into English; Noun Base Compounds; Adjectives; Suffixes; Prefixes; Verb Bases. APPENDIX: SUFFIXES FROM LATIN. Latin Base Words; Greek Base Words; English to Latin; English to Greek.

Vocabulary In The Elementary And Middle School

Author : Dale D. Johnson
ISBN : 0205298621
Genre : Education
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"Vocabulary in the Elementary and Middle Schools is written with clear descriptions, passion for the subject matter, and appreciation for the role of classroom teachers. Pre-service and in-service teachers will find this book to be an invaluable resource because numerous explanations, examples, and classroom applications illustrate how to stimulate and expand vocabulary and language learning. Each of the nine chapters focuses on different aspects of the study of words and offers research-based analysis as well as the author's thoughts about vocabulary and language."--Jacket.

English Words

Author : Robert Stockwell
ISBN : 0521793629
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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English Words: History and Structure is concerned primarily with the learned vocabulary of English, the words borrowed from the classical languages. It surveys the historical events that define the layers of vocabulary in English, introduces some of the basic principles of linguistic analysis, and is a helpful manual for vocabulary discernment and enrichment. Exercises accompanying each chapter and further readings on recent loans and the legal and medical vocabulary of English will be available online in the near future. • Introduces students to some basic linguistic terms needed for the discussion of phonological and morphological changes accompanying word formation • Designed to lead students to a finer appreciation of their language and greater ability to recognize relationships between words and discriminate between meanings • An informative appendix discusses the history and usefulness of the best known British and American dictionaries • Online readings and exercises to deepen and strengthen knowledge acquired in the classroom

The Elements Of English Conversation With New Familiar And Easy Dialogues Each Preceded By A Suitable Vocabulary In French English And Italian Designed By John Perrin

Author : Jean Baptiste Perrin
ISBN : IBNR:CR102012331
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