• Language Arts & Disciplines

English Vocabulary Elements


Author: Keith M. Denning,Brett Kessler,William Ronald Leben
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 0198037538
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 320
View: 8507
Fascination with words-their meanings, origins, pronunciation, usages-is something most of us experience at some point. This book aims both to fuel and to satisfy that fascination. The book is based on a course that each of the authors helped to develop at Stanford University over the past twenty years. The aim of the course was to help students master English vocabulary and to provide the fundamentals for pursuing an interest in English words. To this end, the book offers a detailed but introductory survey of the developments that have given English a uniquely rich vocabulary, taking into account both the changing structure of the language and the historical events that shaped the language as a whole. Anyone who believes that changes in the language are robbing it of its elegance or expressive power will see this view challenged by the developments described here. At the core of the book are a set of several hundred vocabulary elements that English borrowed, directly or indirectly, over the past fifteen hundred years, from Latin and Greek.; These elements, introduced gradually chapter by chapter, provide a key to understanding the structure and meaning of much of the learned vocabulary of the language. The chapters trace the history and structure of English words from the sixth century onward, laying out the major influences that are still observable in our vocabulary today. Each chapter ends with a large number of exercises. These offer many different types of practice with the material in the text, making it possible to tailor the work to different sets of needs and interests. Upon finishing this textbook, students will be able to penetrate the structure of an enormous portion of the vocabulary of English, with or without the help of a dictionary, and to understand better how an individual word fits into the system of the language. This second edition incorporates improved and refined text as well as examples and exercises, with thorough revision of pedagogy as a result of their significant classroom-based expertise. The new edition also updates cultural references, accounts for variations in pronunciation among students, and clarifies when historical details are important or peripheral.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

English Vocabulary Elements


Author: Keith Denning,Brett Kessler,William R. Leben
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199724350
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 336
View: 7523
This unique text draws on the tools of modern linguistics to help the student acquire an effective understanding of learned, specialized, and scientific vocabulary. English Vocabulary Elements (EVE) helps develop familiarity with over 350 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. Offering a thorough approach to the expansion of vocabulary, EVE is an invaluable resource that provides students a deeper understanding of the language. This book will be useful to upper level high school students, undergraduates in English, Linguistics, and Classics departments, ESL students, and anyone interested in building vocabulary skills. This edition is refined and thoroughly updated. It includes updated cultural references, and the authors have revised and improved the pedagogy based on classroom experience. In particular they account for variations in pronunciation among students; clarify when historical details are important or peripheral; and improve the many examples and exercises that form the core of the book.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

English Vocabulary Elements


Author: Keith Denning,Brett Kessler,William R. Leben
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199883327
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 336
View: 1676
This unique text draws on the tools of modern linguistics to help the student acquire an effective understanding of learned, specialized, and scientific vocabulary. English Vocabulary Elements (EVE) helps develop familiarity with over 350 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. Offering a thorough approach to the expansion of vocabulary, EVE is an invaluable resource that provides students a deeper understanding of the language. This book will be useful to upper level high school students, undergraduates in English, Linguistics, and Classics departments, ESL students, and anyone interested in building vocabulary skills. This edition is refined and thoroughly updated. It includes updated cultural references, and the authors have revised and improved the pedagogy based on classroom experience. In particular they account for variations in pronunciation among students; clarify when historical details are important or peripheral; and improve the many examples and exercises that form the core of the book.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

English Vocabulary Elements


Author: the late Keith Denning Associate Professor of Linguistics Eastern Michigan University,the late Brett Kessler Researcher in Cognitive Science Wayne State University,the late William R. Leben Professor of Linguistics Stanford University
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195168020
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 336
View: 2010
Fascination with words-their meanings, origins, pronunciation, usages-is something most of us experience at some point. This book aims both to fuel and to satisfy that fascination. The book is based on a course that each of the authors helped to develop at Stanford University over the past twenty years. The aim of the course was to help students master English vocabulary and to provide the fundamentals for pursuing an interest in English words. To this end, the book offers a detailed but introductory survey of the developments that have given English a uniquely rich vocabulary, taking into account both the changing structure of the language and the historical events that shaped the language as a whole. Anyone who believes that changes in the language are robbing it of its elegance or expressive power will see this view challenged by the developments described here. At the core of the book are a set of several hundred vocabulary elements that English borrowed, directly or indirectly, over the past fifteen hundred years, from Latin and Greek. These elements, introduced gradually chapter by chapter, provide a key to understanding the structure and meaning of much of the learned vocabulary of the language. The chapters trace the history and structure of English words from the sixth century onward, laying out the major influences that are still observable in our vocabulary today. Each chapter ends with a large number of exercises. These offer many different types of practice with the material in the text, making it possible to tailor the work to different sets of needs and interests. Upon finishing this textbook, students will be able to penetrate the structure of an enormous portion of the vocabulary of English, with or without the help of a dictionary, and to understand better how an individual word fits into the system of the language. This second edition incorporates improved and refined text as well as examples and exercises, with thorough revision of pedagogy as a result of their significant classroom-based expertise. The new edition also updates cultural references, accounts for variations in pronunciation among students, and clarifies when historical details are important or peripheral.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

English Words from Latin and Greek Elements


Author: Donald M. Ayers,R. L. Cherry
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
ISBN: 9780816508990
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 290
View: 7054
Presents an overview of the development of the English language and examines the formation of words especially from Greek and Latin roots. Also discusses definitions and usage.

    • Foreign Language Study

Elements of Pronunciation

Intensive Practice for Intermediate and More Advanced Students
Author: Colin Mortimer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521269384
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 104
View: 2469
Elements of Pronunciation provides intensive and enjoyable practice in features of English pronunciation that intermediate and more advanced students usually find difficult. The clever and convincing dialogues concentrate on stress timing, weak forms, contractions, linking and consonant clusters, as well as providing valuable intonation practice. The dialogues are recorded in the following form: a 'listen-and-repeat' section, then a recording of the dialogue at natural speed, and then a version with pauses to allow intensive practice. The material can be used in the classroom, in the language laboratory and by a student working alone with a cassette recorder. This book is accompanied by a set of four cassettes.

    • Foreign Language Study

Using German Vocabulary


Author: Sarah M. B. Fagan
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521797009
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 588
View: 8635
This textbook provides a comprehensive and thematically structured vocabulary for undergraduate students of German. Divided into 20 manageable units, it deals with vocabulary relating to the physical, social, cultural, economic, and political world. Word lists are graded into three levels reflecting to difficulty and likely usefulness, and are accompanied by extensive exercises, which are designed to reinforce work done with the lists, and are suitable for classroom and private study. Clearly organized and accessible, Using German Vocabulary will meet the needs of a variety of courses on any undergraduate programme.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

Word-hoard

An Introduction to Old English Vocabulary
Author: Stephen A. Barney
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780300035063
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 79
View: 6412
Designed for introductory courses in Old English, Word-Hoard offers a vocabulary of some 2000 words drawn from the poems that beginning students normally read. Exploiting the natural curiosity we feel about our own language, Stephen Barney draws etymological connections, provides mnemonic aids, and introduces the student to cultural and literary concepts as well as words. This second edition of his valuable book has been completely reset in a format that improves its clarity and conciseness.

    • English language

The Elements of Style


Author: William Strunk
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: English language
Page: 43
View: 7643

    • Foreign Language Study

English for Everyone: English Vocabulary Builder


Author: DK
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
ISBN: 0241328691
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 360
View: 9072
Expand your English vocabulary with this unique combination of illustrated vocabulary reference and practical workbook. English Vocabulary Builder makes all the most useful English words and phrases easy to remember. Each of the 3,000 entries is illustrated and available as an audio recording. Readers can write their own translations and work through hundreds of practice exercises to fix the English words in their minds and improve their English-language skills. English Vocabulary Builder makes vocabulary easier than ever to learn and remember. English for Everyone is an exciting and comprehensive self-study course for adults of all ages and levels learning English as a foreign language.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

Anguished English

An Anthology of Accidental Assaults Upon the English Language
Author: Richard Lederer,Bill Thompson
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 9780941711814
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 182
View: 465
This is an amusing anthology of assaults upon the English language, fromanted Ads to Mixed Metaphors. It includes such Advertisement bloopers as: "or sale: antique desk suitable for lady with thick legs and large drawers";nd, "Wanted: 50 girls for stripping machine operators in factory". "nguished English" is the ridiculously funny anthology of accidental assaultspon our common language. From bloopers and blunders to Signs of the Times toixed-Up Metaphors...from Two-Headed Headlines to Mangling Modifiers...it's aollection that will leave you roaring with delight and laughter.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

English Isn't Crazy

The Elements of Our Language and how to Teach Them
Author: Diana Hanbury King
Publisher: Pro Ed
ISBN: 9781416400813
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 139
View: 4886
Originally published: Baltimore: York Press, c2000.

    • Foreign Language Study

Practice Makes Perfect English Vocabulary for Beginning ESL Learners


Author: Jean Yates
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 007176304X
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 224
View: 1356
Master the words and phrases necessary for handling everyday situations Practice Makes Perfect: English Vocabulary for Beginning ESL Learners helps you develop your vocabulary by providing practice in word-building and encouraging you to analyze new words for an ever-increasing vocabulary. Each chapter of this comprehensive book focuses on a theme, such as family or travel, so you can build your language skills in a systematic manner. As you lay the foundation for an increasing vocabulary, you are able to perfect your new words with plenty of exercises and gain the confidence to communicate well in English. Practice Makes Perfect: English Vocabulary offers you: More than 220 exercises Concise grammatical explanations A new chapter on contemporary vocabulary An answer key to gauge your comprehension With help from this book, you can easily speak or write in English about: Different occupations and jobs * American holidays and traditions * Taking the train * Growing your own garden * Where it hurts on your body * Your house * Your family and friends * What you studied in school * Your favorite TV show * Your family's background . . . and much more!

    • English language

Vocabulary from Latin and Greek Roots


Author: Elizabeth Osborne
Publisher: Prestwick House Inc
ISBN: 9781580492072
Category: English language
Page: 144
View: 3490
Students learn the sources of hundreds of vocabulary words with this new, multi-year program. Unlike many programs that depend on rote memorization, Vocabulary from Latin and Greek Roots incorporates a variety of techniques to teach students the skills they need to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words, while also expanding sight vocabulary.Vocabulary from Latin and Greek Roots reinforces new words through:a format that capitalizes on word familiesassociative hooks and visuals to jog the memorybuilding language-analysis skillsexercises designed for maximum retentionMany vocabulary programs are focused on preparing students for a test from week to week, but Vocabulary from Latin and Greek Roots teaches skills that they can use for a lifetime.Teaches word analysis skills by focusing on root words.Additional notes on word and phrase histories build interestHumorous visual mnemonics reinforce recall.Book Five is recommended for 11th Grade.This is a student classroom edition. Tests and Answer Keys are available through the publisher but are only sold to schools and teachers.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Holt Traditions

VOCABULARY WORKSHOP Second Course
Author: Holt Rinehart & Winston,Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, Inc.
Publisher: Holt Rinehart & Winston
ISBN: 9780030993619
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 256
View: 3883

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

On Language

Selected Writings of Joseph H. Greenberg
Author: Joseph Harold Greenberg,Suzanne Kemmer
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804716130
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 737
View: 6497
This is a collection of 37 of the most important, enduring, and influential essays by one of the great linguists of this century, gathered from a wide range of journals and books spanning four decades.

    • Reference

The Elements of Expression

Putting Thoughts Into Words
Author: Arthur Plotnik
Publisher: Cleis Press
ISBN: 1936740141
Category: Reference
Page: 240
View: 9350
Presents a guide to writing and speaking expressively, offering advice on such topics as high energy verbs, figures of speech, syntax, word patterns, and vocabulary.

    • Education

Closing the Vocabulary Gap


Author: Alex Quigley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351624539
Category: Education
Page: 204
View: 2070
As teachers grapple with the challenge of a new, bigger and more challenging school curriculum, at every key stage and phase, success can feel beyond our reach. But what if there were 50,000 small solutions to help us bridge that gap? In Closing the Vocabulary Gap, Alex Quigley explores the increased demands of an academic curriculum and how closing the vocabulary gap between our ‘word poor’ and ‘word rich’ students could prove the vital difference between school failure and success. This must-read book presents the case for teacher-led efforts to develop students' vocabulary and provides practical solutions for teachers across the curriculum, incorporating easy-to-use tools, resources and classroom activities. Grounded in the very best available evidence into reading development and vocabulary acquisition, Closing the Vocabulary Gap sets out to: help teachers understand the vital role of vocabulary in all learning; share what every teacher needs to know about reading (but was afraid to ask); unveil the intriguing history of words and exactly how they work; reveal the elusive secrets to achieve spelling success; provide strategies for vocabulary development for all teachers of every subject and phase. With engaging anecdotes from the author’s extensive personal teaching experience woven throughout, as well as accessible summaries of relevant research, Alex Quigley has written an invaluable resource suitable for classroom teachers across all phases, literacy leaders and senior leadership teams who wish to close the vocabulary gap.

The Necklace


Author: Guy de Maupassant
Publisher: Benchmark Education Company
ISBN: 1410879496
Category:
Page: N.A
View: 2759

    • Fiction

The House on Mango Street


Author: Sandra Cisneros
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0345807197
Category: Fiction
Page: 144
View: 4366
The best-selling coming-of-age classic, acclaimed by critics, beloved by readers of all ages, taught in schools and universities alike, and translated around the world. The House on Mango Street is the remarkable story of Esperanza Cordero, a young Latina girl growing up in Chicago, inventing for herself who and what she will become. Told in a series of vignettes—sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes deeply joyous—Sandra Cisneros’ masterpiece is a classic story of childhood and self-discovery. Few other books in our time have touched so many readers.