English Vocabulary Elements

Author: Keith Denning
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199883327
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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

Author: the late Keith Denning Associate Professor of Linguistics Eastern Michigan University
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195168020
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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: Keith M. Denning
Editor: Oxford University
ISBN: 9780195066098
Size: 12,54 MB
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Designed for vocabulary-building courses, this undergraduate text helps students to improve their vocabulary skills by teaching the basic units of written English vocabulary. It also touches on other areas important to an effective understanding of scientific and specialist vocabulary.

Pluricentric Languages

Author: Michael Clyne
Editor: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110888149
Size: 12,10 MB
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CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE SOCIOLOGY OF LANGUAGE brings to students, researchers and practitioners in all of the social and language-related sciences carefully selected book-length publications dealing with sociolinguistic theory, methods, findings and applications. It approaches the study of language in society in its broadest sense, as a truly international and interdisciplinary field in which various approaches, theoretical and empirical, supplement and complement each other. The series invites the attention of linguists, language teachers of all interests, sociologists, political scientists, anthropologists, historians etc. to the development of the sociology of language.

The New Cambridge Bibliography Of English Literature Volume 1 600 1660

Author: George Watson
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521200042
Size: 14,45 MB
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More than fifty specialists have contributed to this new edition of volume 1 of The Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature. The design of the original work has established itself so firmly as a workable solution to the immense problems of analysis, articulation and coordination that it has been retained in all its essentials for the new edition. The task of the new contributors has been to revise and integrate the lists of 1940 and 1957, to add materials of the following decade, to correct and refine the bibliographical details already available, and to re-shape the whole according to a new series of conventions devised to give greater clarity and consistency to the entries.

The History Of English Spelling

Author: Christopher Upward
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444342975
Size: 19,21 MB
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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

Check Your English Vocabulary For Medicine

Author: Bloomsbury Publishing
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408102382
Size: 19,15 MB
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Check Your English Vocabulary for Medicine is a workbook designed to help learners of English improve their knowledge and understanding of core medical terminology. The workbook includes crosswords, puzzles and word games to test and build specialist English vocabulary. The combination of self-study exercises and practical speaking activities mean that this book is ideal for both home and class-based study.

Notes On Linguistics

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English Words

Author: Robert Stockwell
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521793629
Size: 15,92 MB
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An introduction to some of the basic principles of linguistic analysis and a helpful manual for vocabulary discernment and enrichment.

Learn English Vocabulary And Writing

Author: Manu Konchady
Editor: Lulu.com
ISBN: 055712557X
Size: 20,60 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book will help you: -- Learn words from a pre-defined or custom word list. A ranked list of 8500 words for the SAT and GRE exams is included. -- Create spelling and vocabulary quizzes from your word lists. Test your vocabulary with auto-generated questions to learn words and meanings. -- Build your vocabulary with a collection of word games including Hangman, guess the word, unscramble the word, find the missing word in a phrase, and select a word relationship. -- Write essays for automated essay evaluation. Create essays that will be scored on an evaluator like the E-rater from ETS. -- Practice sentence completion with dynamic quizzes customized to your skill level. -- Study grammar with sentence quizzes that test your knowledge of specific grammar rules.