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."