English Vocabulary Elements

This unique text draws on the tools of modern linguistics to help the student acquire an effective understanding of learned, specialized, and scientific vocabulary.

Author: Keith Denning

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199883325

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 336

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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.

English Vocabulary Elements

from borrowed elements. Understanding why English vocabulary is as rich and diverse as it is gives us an important aid in learning to master it. (Chapter 2 deals in depth with the historical development of English vocabulary.) ...

Author: the late Keith Denning Associate Professor of Linguistics Eastern Michigan University

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 019516802X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 336

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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.

Declining Grammar and Other Essays on the English Vocabulary

This book contains 25 essays about English words, and how they are defined, valued, and discussed. The book is divided into four sections.

Author: Dennis E. Baron

Publisher: National Council of Teachers

ISBN: UOM:39015018906258

Category: English language

Page: 240

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This book contains 25 essays about English words, and how they are defined, valued, and discussed. The book is divided into four sections. The first section, "Language Lore," examines some of the myths and misconceptions that affect attitudes toward language--and towards English in particular. The second section, "Language Usage," examines some specific questions of meaning and usage. Section 3, "Language Trends," examines some controversial trends in English vocabulary, and some developments too new to have received comment before. The fourth section, "Language Politics," treats several aspects of linguistic politics, from special attempts to deal with the ethnic, religious, or sex-specific elements of vocabulary to the broader issues of language both as a reflection of the public consciousness and the U.S. Constitution and as a refuge for the most private forms of expression. (MS)

Neurolinguistics and Linguistic Aphasiology

As with the rules regulating combinations of sounds , rules regulating combinations of lexical elements have some ... Vocabulary elements in English , and many other languages , can be divided into several major 262 III Linguistic ...

Author: David Caplan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521311950

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 498

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A comprehensive introduction to the emerging fields of neurolinguistics and linguistic aphasiology stresses concepts from the contributing disciplines of neurology, linguistics, psychology and speech.

Etymidion II

This text is a workbook in etymology and vocabulary building from Latin and Greek elements.

Author: C. A. E. Luschnig

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 0819193879

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 246

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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.

Elements of the History of the English Language

Such an investigation would perhaps give us an idea of the relative significance of the Romance element in the different parts of England. §78. There is scarcely a territory of the English vocabulary where at least a few French words ...

Author: Robert Max Garrett

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 9781145995086

Category: History

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Masterpieces of English Literature

The principal elements of the English vocabulary are words of Anglo - Saxon and of Latin or French - Latin origin . 61. Anglo - Saxon is the earliest form of English . The whole of the grammar of our language , and the most largely used ...

Author: William Swinton

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015019927212

Category: American literature

Page: 638

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Studies in English Literature

The principal elements of the English vocabulary are words of Anglo - Saxon and of Latin or French - Latin origin . 61. Anglo - Saxon is the carliest form of English . The whole of the grammar of our language , and the most largely used ...

Author: William Swinton

Publisher:

ISBN: PRNC:32101035471166

Category: English literature

Page: 638

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2800 Steps to Help You Become an Encyclopedia of French Vocabulary

But this is difficult and sometimes impossible to do. Therefore, it makes much more sense to adopt creative ways of vocabulary learning and word list automation. This book presents a very effective method of doing this.

Author: Kiki Tomlins

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9798463557650

Category:

Page: 548

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If you do something many times, you will get really good at it. The problem is that it is often tiring or frustrating to do this. For example, if you want to improve your French vocabulary skills, you could just read every word in your favorite French to English dictionary again and again. But this is difficult and sometimes impossible to do. Therefore, it makes much more sense to adopt creative ways of vocabulary learning and word list automation. This book presents a very effective method of doing this. One key problem that advanced and intermediate students in a new foreign language face is that of retention. You are being bombarded with a thousand new words every week, and at the end of that week, a totally new curriculum is introduced. It is sometimes difficult to get the time to consolidate, to catch up on all the new vocabulary elements that you have recently absorbed, and to fix those in your memory permanently so that they become a part of your real time language word list skill set. This book aims to solve that problem, and to fill that gap. Over my many years as a language teacher and coach, I have observed that students of French learn and retain best when: 1. They are given situations of uncertainty in their vocabulary revision exercises: In this book, I have been able to model that by giving multiple choices for each question, and by ensuring that two or three of them can easily be confused. This is a good approximation to a situation that might arise in real life, while speaking French. 2. They are given a mixture of easy and hard exercises: This is very important; I have an internal grading system for all my questions, and I ensure that the average grade for the questions within any chapter is the same across chapters, but with wide variance from question to question. After all, I don't want my students to ever get bored! 3. A clear reminder that many words are the same in English and French: This always gives learners a feeling of accomplishment, because it shows them clearly that a large part of their vocabulary study is already done!

The Elements of French and English Conversation

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Author: John Perrin

Publisher: Hardpress Publishing

ISBN: 0371539919

Category: History

Page: 232

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This is a reproduction of the original artefact. Generally these books are created from careful scans of the original. This allows us to preserve the book accurately and present it in the way the author intended. Since the original versions are generally quite old, there may occasionally be certain imperfections within these reproductions. We're happy to make these classics available again for future generations to enjoy!

Shakespeare s Vocabulary Its Etymological Elements

The composition of the English vocabulary is a subject which has not been handled by scholars for a long time . The English vocabulary is mixed , several languages having influenced it and contributed more or less important parts to it ...

Author: Eilert Ekwall

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:32000011327964

Category: English language

Page: 99

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The Elements of French and English Conversation

About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work.

Author: John Perrin

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 1397354534

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 222

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Excerpt from The Elements of French and English Conversation: With New, Familiar, and Easy Dialogues, Each Preceded by Suitable Vocabulary, French and English; Designed Particularly for the Use of Schools N. B. The words of the vocabularies, to make sense in some places, are generally to be asked fom the left to the right, which a master will easily perceive. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Vocabulary

Vocabulary * covers issues such as the power of words to influence our perceptions * looks at the origins of words from English and other languages * explores the relationships between the meanings and shapes of words * examines the ...

Author: Laurie Bauer

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415163989

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 88

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Routledge Language Workbooks are practical introductions to specific areas of language for absolute beginners. They provide comprehensive coverage of the area as well as a basis for further study. Language Workbooks can be used for independent study or as part of a taught class. Vocabulary * covers issues such as the power of words to influence our perceptions * looks at the origins of words from English and other languages * explores the relationships between the meanings and shapes of words * examines the correlation of different kinds of words with different style levels * uses striking and entertaining examples to make fundamental points about the words we use * lays the groundwork for further study in morphology, lexical semantics, historical linguistics and lexicography.

Awakening students inner power an effective english teaching system

The English vocabulary contains many elements; there is the original Old English of Germanic type. Also Latin or Latinized elements were borrowed during the Roman occupation. Later, Jutish, Anglian and Scandinavian elements were brought ...

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Publisher: Thesaurus Editora

ISBN: 9788570627285

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Formalizing Natural Languages

This statement allows us to assign a precise meaning to the word demodization, and, who knows, if enough people read this page, perhaps this term will become an element of the standard English vocabulary in the future!

Author: Max Silberztein

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781848219021

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 346

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This book is at the very heart of linguistics. It provides the theoretical and methodological framework needed to create a successful linguistic project. Potential applications of descriptive linguistics include spell-checkers, intelligent search engines, information extractors and annotators, automatic summary producers, automatic translators, and more. These applications have considerable economic potential, and it is therefore important for linguists to make use of these technologies and to be able to contribute to them. The author provides linguists with tools to help them formalize natural languages and aid in the building of software able to automatically process texts written in natural language (Natural Language Processing, or NLP). Computers are a vital tool for this, as characterizing a phenomenon using mathematical rules leads to its formalization. NooJ – a linguistic development environment software developed by the author – is described and practically applied to examples of NLP.