Greek And Latin Roots Of English / Edition 4

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Over 60 percent of all English words have Greek or Latin roots; in the vocabulary of the sciences and technology, the figure rises to over 90 percent. Through the study of The Greek & Latin Roots of English, students can expand their knowledge of English vocabulary and also come to understand the ways in which the history of the English language have shaped our perceptions of the world around us.

The approach of this new fourth edition of The Greek & Latin Roots of English is thematic: vocabulary is organized into various topics, including politics and government, psychology, medicine and the biological sciences, literature, ancient culture, and religion and philosophy. Cumulative chapter exercises on tear-out pages reinforce both vocabulary already learned and analytical skills developed in previous lessons. This text will help students begin to learn not only vocabulary, but also the pleasures (and pitfalls) of language study.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780742547803
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/28/2007
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 316
  • Sales rank: 388,277
  • Product dimensions: 0.66 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 7.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Tamara M. Green is professor of classics and chair of the Department of Classical and Oriental Studies at Hunter College of the City University of New York.

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Preface Part 2 Chapter 1: A Polyglot Stew (or "Food for Thought") Part 3 Chapter 2: Language and History Chapter 4 Language Families Chapter 5 The Branches of the Indo-European Tree Chapter 6 A Brief History of English Chapter 7 An Outline of the History of the English Language Chapter 8 Notes Chapter 9 Excercises Part 10 Chapter 3: How Latin Works Chapter 11 Inflected Languages Chapter 12 Latin Nouns and Adjectives Chapter 13 Finding the Stem of a Latin Noun or Adjective Chapter 14 Latin Verbs Chapter 15 Conjugations Chapter 16 Finding the Stem of a Latin Verb Chapter 17 Deponent Verbs Chapter 18 Useful Latin Verbs Chapter 19 Notes Chapter 20 Exercises Part 21 Chapter 4: Latin into English Chapter 22 Adjectival Endings Used with Latin Noun Stems Chapter 23 Noun-Forming Suffixes with Latin Nouns and Adjectives Chapter 24 Diminutive-forming suffixes with Latin Nouns Chapter 25 Nouns and Adjectives formed from Latin Verbs Chapter 26 Nouns and Adjectives formed from Present Stem Chapter 27 Nouns and Adjectives Formed from Perfect Passive Stem Chapter 28 Verbal Suffixes Chapter 29 Verbal Learned Borrowings Chapter 30 Notes Chapter 31 Exercises Part 32 Chapter 5: How Greek Works Chapter 33 The Greek Alphabet Chapter 34 Rules for Transliterating Greek Words into English Chapter 35 Cognates Chapter 36 Notes Chapter 37 Exercises Part 38 Chapter 6: Greek into English Chapter 39 Greek Suffixes Chapter 40 Adjective-Forming Suffixes Chapter 41 Noun-Forming Suffixes Chapter 42 Learned Borrowings Chapter 43 Note: Anglo-Saxon Suffixes Chapter 44 Exercises Part 45 Chapter 7: Latin and Greek Prefixes Chapter 46 Latin Prepositions Chapter 47 Greek Prepositions Chapter 48 Prefixes Derived from Greek and Latin Adjectives and Adverbs Chapter 49 Notes Chapter 50 Exercises Part 51 Chapter 8: Latin and Greek Numbers Chapter 52 Latin Numbers Chapter 53 Roman Numerals Chapter 54 Latin Ordinal numbers Chapter 55 Latin Numerical Adverbs and Adjectives Chapter 56 Greek Numbers Chapter 57 Greek Numerical Adverbs Chapter 58 Notes Chapter 59 Exercises Part 60 Chapter 9: Government and Politics Chapter 61 Greek Politics Chapter 62 Roman Politics Chapter 63 Roman Political Offices Chapter 64 Notes Chapter 65 Roman Economics Chapter 66 Notes Chapter 67 The Law Chapter 68 Notes Chapter 69 Exercises Part 70 Chapter 10: Psychology Chapter 71 Modern Theories of Psychology Chapter 72 Ancient Psychological Theory Chapter 73 Love and Marriage Chapter 74 States of Feeling: Love and Desire; Hatred and Disapproval; Love Means You Never Have to Say You're Sorry Chapter 75 The Four Humors Chapter 76 Star Wars Chapter 77 Science and the Human Mind Chapter 78 Notes Chapter 79 Exercises Part 80 Chapter 11: The Social Sciences Chapter 81 Theory and Practice Chapter 82 Anthropology Chapter 83 Sociology Chapter 84 Economics Chapter 85 Notes Chapter 86 Exercises Part 87 Chapter 12: Human Biology and Medicine I Chapter 88 The Human Body Chapter 89 Medical Specialties Chapter 90 An Ounce of Prevention Chapter 91 Diagnosis and Treatment Chapter 92 To Sleep, Perchance to Dream Chapter 93 Notes Chapter 94 Exercises Part 95 Chapter 13: Human Biology and Medicine II Chapter 96 Advanced Medical Training Chapter 97 The Circulatory System Chapter 98 The Respiratory System Chapter 99 The Digestive System Chapter 100 The Reproductive System Chapter 101 The Endocrine System Chapter 102 More Useful Beginnings and Endings Chapter 103 Notes Chapter 104 Exercises Part 105 Chapter 14: Science and Mathematics Chapter 106 Ancient and Modern Science Chapter 107 Astronomy Chapter 108 The Biological Sciences: Zoology; Ornithology; Entomology; Ichthyology; Note; Herpetology; Botany; Genetics Chapter 109 Chemistry: The Elements; Biochemistry Chapter 110 Physics: Mechanics; Optics; Thermodynamics Chapter 111 Geology: Paleontology Chapter 112 Geography Chapter 113 Meteorology Chapter 114 Mathematics Chapter 115 Islamic Science Chapter 116 Cybernetics Chapter 117 Notes Chapter 118 Exercises Part 119 Chapter 15: It's an Academic Question Chapter 120 Greek and Roman Education Chapter 121 Higher Education Chapter 122 Notes Chapter 123 Books and Libraries Chapter 124 Notes Chapter 125 Exercises Part 126 Chapter 16: The Classical Influence Chapter 127 Europe and the Classical Heritage Chapter 128 The Fine Arts Chapter 129 City Planning Chapter 130 Literature Chapter 131 Theater Chapter 132 The Muses Chapter 133 Music Chapter 134 Notes Chapter 135 Athletics, Competition, and Excellence Chapter 136 Notes Chapter 137 Some New Beginnings Chapter 138 Exercises Part 139 Chapter 17: Myth, Religion, and Philosophy Chapter 140 Greek and Roman Religion and Myth Chapter 141 The Greek and Roman Gods Chapter 142 The Calendar Chapter 143 Notes Chapter 144 Mythic Creatures Chapter 145 Troy Chapter 146 Ancient People and Places Chapter 147 Philosophy: Ancient Greek Schools of Philosophy; Forms of Philosophical and Logical Argumentation Chapter 148 The Language of Christianity Chapter 149 Exercises Chapter 150 Chapter 18: Latin Phrases Used in English Chapter 151 Latin Proverbs Chapter 152 Measurements of Time Chapter 153 Measures and Relationships Chapter 154 Speech and Language Chapter 155 Drama and Theater Chapter 156 People, Places, and Things Chapter 157 Latin Abbreviations and Words used in Scholarly Research Chapter 158 Exercises Part 159 Greek Vocabulary Part 160 Latin Vocabulary

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