English Vocabulary Elements: A Course in the Structure of English Words (Paperback)

English Vocabulary Elements: A Course in the Structure of English Words By William R. Leben, Brett Kessler, Keith Denning Cover Image
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English Vocabulary Elements draws on the tools of modern linguistics to help students acquire an effective understanding of learned, specialized, and scientific vocabulary. This fully refined and updated edition helps develop familiarity with over 500 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, sketch word origins going back to Latin, Greek, and even Proto-Indo-European, and discuss issues around meaning change and correct usage. Moreover, the volume adds new illustrative examples, self-help tests, and study questions. A companion website provides supplementary materials including an Instructor's Manual with an answer key. Offering a thorough approach to the expansion of vocabulary, English Vocabulary Elements is an invaluable resource that provides students a deeper understanding of the language.

About the Author

William R. Leben is Professor Emeritus of Linguistics at Stanford University. Brett Kessler is Associate Professor Emeritus in Psychology at Washington University in St. Louis. Keith Denning was Professor of Linguistics at Eastern Michigan University.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780190925482
ISBN-10: 0190925485
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: January 17th, 2023
Pages: 368
Language: English