Studies in Etymology

Studies in Etymology

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Studies in Etymology is a textbook for a course or self study in building vocabulary through an understanding of Latin and Greek roots and the grammar of word formation. The first half of the book is devoted to Latin roots and word formation through the influence of Latin grammar and language development. The second half of the book deals with Greek, the nuances of Greek grammar and syntax, as well as the influences of such things as Greek mythology on the creation of words in English. A special section is devoted to science and medicine.show more

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  • Paperback | 246 pages
  • 177.8 x 251.46 x 17.78mm | 498.95g
  • Focus Publishing/R Pullins & Co
  • MA, United States
  • English
  • 2nd ed.
  • 1585100129
  • 9781585100125
  • 624,059

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Studies in Etymology is a standard introduction to the Classical etymology of the English language with equal coverage of Latin and Greek roots. The book is ideal for college-level classics or humanities courses of all designs. The book includes extensive exercises for each chapter, additional words for study, and indexes of prefixes, suffixes, and word stems.show more

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Studies in Etymology presents Classical influences on English simply and clearly. It will be of most utility to those whose interest in Latin and Greek is primarily for their reception in English. While the historical introductions are not always as precise as might have been wished, they are readable and will hopefully prompt students to further investigation. - B. N. Wolfe, Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2009.01.22show more

About Charles W. Dunmore

Charles W. Dunmore was on the Classics faculty at New York University for many years, serving for some time as the chairman of that department. He was consulting editor on Latin and Greek etymology for the World Book Encyclopedia, and is the author of "Selections from Ovid" and co-author, with Rita M. Fleischer, of "Studies in Etymology," both available from Focus Publishing. Rita M. Fleischer is the Administrative Director for Foreign Languages at the CUNY Graduate Center. She did her graduate and undergraduate work at New York University. She has taught at public and private schools in the metropolitan area, co-authored several texts, and taught at the intensive Latin/Greek Institute of Brooklyn College and the City University Graduate Center.show more

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Studies in Etymology, 2nd edition is equally devoted to Greek and Latin language roots and includes historical information so users can trace, and thus better grasp, the organic growth of the English language. Vocabulary charts and extensive exercises aid memorization and learning comprehension. The second edition has been coauthored by Rita M. Fleischer of The Graduate School and University Center of The City University of New York. Charles W. Dunmore was on the Classics faculty at New York University for many years, serving for some time as the chairman of that department. He was consulting editor on Latin and Greek etymology for the World Book Encyclopedia, and is the author of "Selections from Ovid" and co-author, with Rita M. Fleischer, of "Studies in Etymology," both available from Focus Publishing. Rita M. Fleischer is the Administrative Director for Foreign Languages at the CUNY Graduate Center. She did her graduate and undergraduate work at New York University. She has taught at public and private schools in the metropolitan area, co-authored several texts, and taught at the intensive Latin/Greek Institute of Brooklyn College and the City University Graduate Center.show more

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