A Course on Words

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University of Michigan Press, 1989 - Foreign Language Study - 367 pages
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An attractive pathway to increase vocabulary and one's understanding of the way words are built
 

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very nice book. it nicely alleviates the rigorous of learning roots and prefixes in English words, for foreign students.

Contents

Extent of Borrowing in English from Greek and Latin
1
Analysis of a Newspaper Advertisement
2
Content Words and Function Words
3
Ancestors of Modern English
5
Modern English Vocabulary Borrowed from Latin and Greek
6
More English Derivatives from Latin and Greek Words
9
Prefixes and Bases of Latin Origin
10
Empty Full and Intensifying Morphemes
18
Combinations of the Base pose pone posit with Old and New Prefixes
179
Four More Latin Prefixes
183
Two Latin Prefixes Meaning Not
184
Four New Latin Prefixes
187
Word List
190
Exercises
191
Useful Suffixes Greek and Latin
195
Review
196

New Prefixes
22
Prefix Base and Suffix
25
Your Dictionary as a Tool
27
Word List
34
Exercises
35
Classes of Words in English
39
English Nouns
40
English Adjectives
45
Nouns Used as Modifiers of Other Nouns
52
English Verbs
55
Adverbs
59
Word List
62
Analysis of a Literary Text
67
Introduction
68
A Common Noun Suffix
69
A Common Adjective Suffix
71
Substitution of Synonyms in the First Sample Text
75
Substitution of Synonyms in the Second Sample Text
76
Dictionaries as Tools
81
Word List
91
Exercises
92
Derivatives from Greek
97
A Review of Latin Examples of ThreePart Words
98
Examples Derived from Greek
104
Unusual Words Derived from Greek
110
Optional Exercises
118
Word List
120
Productive Greek Morphemes
125
The Greek Prefixes a anti epi and syn
126
The Greek Prefixes ana cata dia and peri
128
The Greek Prefixes ec en hyper and hypo
131
Review of Greek Prefixes
135
The Greek Prefixes meta palin para and pro
140
The Greek Prefixes amphi apo and exo
144
Review of Greek Suffixes Frames 163177
147
Word List
149
Exercises
150
The Most Useful Latin Prefixes
157
Review
158
Four Latin Prefixes and Five Latin Bases
159
Allomorphs of Latin Prefixes
161
Combinations of the Base gress with Both Old and New Prefixes
167
with Both Old and New Prefixes
168
Review of empty full and intense Morphemes
170
Review of Eight Prefixes
174
Combinations of the Base fer with Old and New Prefixes
176
The Greek Suffix oid
197
Greek Suffixes Common in Medicine
200
Review Frames for Greek Suffixes
206
Seven Noun Suffixes from Latin
210
Review of Material in Frames 103135
215
Five Adjective Suffixes from Latin
218
Review Frames for the Last Sequence
222
Word List
226
Exercises
227
More Compound Words
233
Review
234
Review of logy and logist Words
236
More Combining Forms
238
Review of Preceding Frames
242
Combining Forms Both Old and New Derived from Latin
246
Six Latin Bases
250
Six More Latin Bases
252
Literal and Figurative Meanings
255
Word List
259
Exercises
260
What Number Please?
263
Latin Cardinal Numbers
264
Latin Ordinal Numbers
272
Greek Cardinal Numbers
276
Greek Ordinal Numbers
280
Other Words Showing Number
281
Irregular Plurals
286
Latin Words like One Alumnus Two Alumni and One Alumna Two Alumnae
288
Latin Words like One Stratum and Two Strata
291
Greek Words like One Analysis Two Analyses
293
Word List
296
Exercises
297
Cognates and Borrowings
303
Introduction
304
The IndoEuropean Language System
305
Review of Cognates and Borrowings
312
Norman French Words in English
315
Modern French Words in English
317
Italian Words in English
327
Spanish Words in English
331
Words from Other Languages
334
Word List
338
Supplementary Exercises
343
List of Words Taught in This Course
357
Glossary
363
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