9780195168037

English Vocabulary Elements

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  • ISBN13:

    9780195168037

  • ISBN10:

    0195168038

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/17/2007
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Summary

This unique text draws on the tools of modern linguistics to help the student acquire an effective understanding of learned, specialized, and scientific vocabulary. English Vocabulary Elements (EVE) helps develop familiarity with over 350 Latin and Greek word elements in English, and shows how these roots are the building blocks within thousands of different words. Along the way the authors introduce and illustrate many of the fundamental concepts of linguistics. Offering a thorough approach to the expansion of vocabulary, EVE is an invaluable resource that provides students a deeper understanding of the language. This book will be useful to upper level high school students, undergraduates in English, Linguistics, and Classics departments, ESL students, and anyone interested in building vocabulary skills. This edition is refined and thoroughly updated. It includes updated cultural references, and the authors have revised and improved the pedagogy based on classroom experience. In particular they account for variations in pronunciation among students; clarify when historical details are important or peripheral; and improve the many examples and exercises that form the core of the book.

Table of Contents

Preface
The Wealth of English
History of English and Sources of English Vocabulary
Morphology: Analyzing Complete Works
Allomorphy
Phonetics
Regular Allomorphy: Numeric Elements
Polysemy and Semantic Change
Usage and Variation
Latin and Greek Morphology
Prehistory of English and the Other Indo-European Languages
Later Changes from Latin to French to English
Elements to Glosses
Glosses to Elements
Glossary
Further Reading and Research Tools
Index
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