English Vocabulary Elements

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Oxford University Press, Feb 17, 2007 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 336 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

The Wealth of English
3
The History of English and Sources of English Vocabulary
19
Morphology Analyzing Complex Words
41
Allomorphy
75
Phonetics
95
Regular Allomorphy Numeric Elements
113
Polysemy and Semantic Change
137
Usage and Variation
157
The Prehistory of English and the Other IndoEuropean Languages
189
Later Changes From Latin to French to English
207
Elements to Glosses
221
Glosses to Elements
249
Glossary
277
Further Reading and Research Tools
299
Index
305
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Latin and Greek Morphology
173

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