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Vocabulary : Language Workbooks - Laurie Bauer


Language Workbooks

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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.
* 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.

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: 9781580236409
Format: PDF
Language: English
Published: 19th March 1998