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Vocabulary : Language Workbooks - Laurie Bauer

Vocabulary

Language Workbooks

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Published: 19th March 1998
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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."

Using this book
Acknowledgements
The magic of wordsp. 1
Vocabulary statisticsp. 7
Borrowingp. 14
New words from English 1: compoundsp. 19
New words from English 2: derivativesp. 25
Meaning relationshipsp. 30
Formal relationshipsp. 36
Stylish wordsp. 41
Technical wordsp. 46
Where words come from: etymologyp. 50
Words that change their meaningsp. 56
Dictionariesp. 62
Where next?p. 69
Answers to exercisesp. 71
Indexp. 87
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ISBN: 9780415163989
ISBN-10: 0415163986
Series: Language Workbooks
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 104
Published: 19th March 1998
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.78  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.23
Edition Number: 1