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.
This is the Instructor's Manual for the second edition of Donald M. Ayers's English Words from Latin and Greek Elements, as revised and expanded by Thomas D. Worthen. It is intended as a guide to accompany Ayers's classroom text. It can be purchased here or requested gratis upon adoption of the text.
For more than forty years, English Words from Latin and Greek Elements, by Donald M. Ayers, has shown thousands of students the way to a broader vocabulary by teaching them to recognize the classical roots found in many English words. When the second edition of that text appeared in 1986, it was joined by a workbook that has proven exceptionally popular in reinforcing those vocabulary skills. Each lesson in the Workbook complements the text with a variety of exercises: short-answer, matching, multiple choice, word analysis, fill-in-the-blank, and true-false. The Workbook has now been revised to make it more relevant and useful. It features a new dictionary exercise and word analysis exercises, the replacement of true-false exercises that have caused the most difficulty for students, and the elimination of archaic words and other items that have become dated. The authors have also improved the clarity of the instructions for individual exercises, in some cases adding notes or providing sample answers. As part of the revised front matter, there is a new introduction written just for students to help them get the most out of the workbook. English Words and the Workbook have met with unqualified success in English and Classics courses at both the advanced secondary and college levels. This revision of the Workbook helps to ensure the continuing relevance of the roots approach to vocabulary building for tomorrowÕs students.
Pinpoints and defines the prefixes, stems, and suffixes of Greek and Latin origin found in the biological sciences
The Greek & Latin Roots of English approaches the study of Latin and Greek thematically: vocabulary is organized into various topics, from politics to philosophy, with chapters featuring cumulative exercises and notes to help students learn the pleasures (and pitfalls) of language study. The fifth edition features revised exercises, alphabetical vocabulary lists, and more.
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.
Help students build their vocabulary as well as their knowledge of history and culture. This book has already been successfully tested with hundreds of students in classrooms at several major universities. -- The General Introduction provides students with an essay on European Linguistics and the Greek Alphabet. -- The book will also teach students the Greek Alphabet and how to transliterate Greek into comprehensible English. -- User friendly, this textbook will help students appreciate the ancient languages. This volume also teaches the basic Latin and Greek vocabularies
This unique reference equips students with vocabulary skills that will last a lifetime. Students study Latin and Greek roots and learn the huge number of English words that derive from them. The impressive number of entries and explanations, presented in a light and non-threatening manner, will give students the vocabulary boost they need.
Have you ever wondered where scientific words and names come from? Why are honey bees known as 'Apis mellifera', why is a daisy known as 'Bellis perennis'? If you are curious about words you can use this book to find out exactly what 'artiodactyl' means, what an 'ectoloph' is and where you can find 'Cantium'. Within this book are over 12,800 entries, plus directions for using the word-roots, rules of pronunciation, guidance for constructing scientific names and general principles of transliteration. Additionally there are appendices listing the adjectival forms of geographical names; some common terms for animals, plants and structures, activities and habitats; shapes, sizes, colors, textures, patterns, numbers, quantity, direction and location, parts of the year and chemical elements. This dictionary will be especially useful to students from many fields and particularly those from medical and biological backgrounds, as well as being a valuable addition to any reference collection.
Enhance instruction with an in-depth understanding of how to incorporate word roots into vocabulary lessons in all content areas. Suitable for K-12 teachers, this book provides the latest research on strategies, ideas, and resources for teaching Greek and Latin roots including prefixes, suffixes, and bases to help learners develop vocabulary, improve their comprehension, and ultimately read more effectively. Ideas on how to plan and adapt vocabulary instruction for English language learners are also included to help achieve successful results in diverse classrooms.
Studies in Etymology is designed for courses in word formation, etymology, word power, etc., as taught in departments of Classics.
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.
Starting with the mysterious origins of many of our most common English words, The Roots of English shows in a concise, dictionary-style format how they "grew" over thousands of years into the words we use today.

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