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 and 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 fifth edition of The Greek & Latin Roots of English maintains the book’s much-praised thematic approach. After an essential overview of language history, Greek, and Latin, the book organizes vocabulary into various topics, including politics and government; psychology, medicine, and the biological sciences; literature, ancient culture, and religion; and philosophy. The fifth edition features revised cumulative exercises on tear-out pages in each chapter that reinforce both vocabulary and analytical skills from previous chapters. The fifth edition also features alphabetical vocabulary lists and other reader-friendly updates.
The Greek & Latin Roots of English remains an essential text to help students not only learn vocabulary, but also appreciate the pleasures (and pitfalls) of language study.
|Publisher:||Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.|
|Edition description:||Fifth Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.80(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About 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.
Table of Contents
1. A Polyglot Stew (or “Food for Thought”)
2. Language and History
3. How Latin Works
4. Latin into English
5. How Greek Works
6. Greek into English
7. Latin and Greek Prefixes
8. Latin and Greek Numbers
9. Government and Politics
11. The Social Sciences
12. Human Biology and Medicine I
13. Human Biology and Medicine II
14. Science and Mathematics
15. It’s an Academic Question
16. The Classical Influence
17. Myth, Religion, and Philosophy
18. Lingua Latina Etiam Vivit
About the Author