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Vocabulary : Language Workbooks - Laurie Bauer

Vocabulary

Language Workbooks

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This practical workbook introduces beginners to the study of words, focusing specifically on English words. Clearly written and organized, it is a perfect guide for self study.
"Vocabulary" covers issues such as the power of words to influence our perceptions, the relationship between the meanings and shapes of words, the correlation of different words with different style levels, and looks at the origins of words from English and other languages. All technical concepts are clearly and simply explained, making it a perfect entry into linguistic theory. With striking and amusing examples, "Vocabulary offers insights that lays the groundwork for further analysis of morphology, lexical semantics, historical linguistics and lexicography."

1. The magic of words -- 2. Vocabulary statistics -- 3. Borrowing -- 4. New words from English 1: compounds -- 5. New words from English 2: derivatives -- 6. Meaning relationships -- 7. Formal relationships -- 8. Stylish words -- 9. Technical words -- 10. Where words come from: etymology -- 11. Words that change their meanings -- 12. Dictionaries -- 13. Where next?

ISBN: 9780203026052
ISBN-10: 0203026055
Format: PDF
Language: English
Published: 19th March 1998