The Greek and Latin Roots of English

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2008 - 303
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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A POLYGLOT STEW
ix
LANGUAGE and HISTORY
1
LANGUAGE FAMILIES
2
A BRIEF HISTORY OF ENGLISH
5
AN OUTLINE OF THE HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
11
AND WHAT IS MORE
13
EXERCISES
17
HOW LATIN WORKS
21
SOCIOLOGY
137
ECONOMICS
138
EXERCISES
143
HUMAN BIOLOGY and MEDICINE I
151
THE HUMAN BODY
152
MEDICAL SPECIALTIES
153
AN OUNCE OF PREVENTION
155
TO SLEEP PERCHANCE TO DREAM
157

INFLECTED LANGUAGES
22
LATIN NOUNS AND ADJECTIVES
23
FINDING THE STEM OF A LATIN NOUN OR ADJECTIVE
25
CONJUGATIONS
26
EXERCISES
31
LATIN INTO ENGLISH
39
FORMING NEW WORDS
40
II NOUNFORMING SUFFIXES WITH LATIN NOUNS AND ADJECTIVES
41
IV NOUNS AND ADJECTIVES FORMED FROM LATIN VERBS
43
V VERBAL SUFFIXES
46
VI VERBAL LEARNED BORROWINGS
47
EXERCISES
49
HOW GREEK WORKS
57
RULES FOR TRANSLITERATING GREEK WORDS INTO ENGLISH
59
COGNATES
61
EXERCISES
63
GREEK INTO ENGLISH
67
GREEK SUFFIXES
68
EXERCISES
73
LATIN and GREEK PREFIXES
77
I LATIN PREPOSITIONS
78
III PREFIXES DERIVED FROM GREEK AND LATIN ADJECTIVES AND ADVERBS
81
EXERCISES
85
LATIN and GREEK NUMBERS
93
COUNTDOWN
94
GREEK NUMBERS
95
EXERCISES
99
GOVERNMENT and POLITICS
103
GREEK POLITICS
104
ROMAN POLITICS
105
ROMAN ECONOMICS
109
THE LAW
110
WAR AND PEACE
112
EXERCISES
115
PSYCHOLOGY
121
MODERN THEORIES OF PSYCHOLOGY
122
ANCIENT PSYCHOLOGICAL THEORY
123
STATES OF FEELING
125
THE FOUR HUMORS
127
SCIENCE AND THE HUMAN MIND
128
EXERCISES
131
THE SOCIAL SCIENCES
135
THEORY AND PRACTICE
136
EXERCISES
161
HUMAN BIOLOGY and MEDICINE II
169
THE CIRCULATORY SYSTEM
170
THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM
171
THE REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM
173
MORE USEFUL BEGINNINGS AND ENDINGS
175
EXERCISES
177
SCIENCE and MATHEMATICS
181
ASTRONOMY
182
CHEMISTRY
189
PHYSICS
193
GEOLOGY
196
GEOGRAPHY
197
MATHEMATICS
199
CYBERNETICS
201
EXERCISES
205
ITS an ACADEMIC QUESTION
213
GREEK AND ROMAN EDUCATION
214
BOOKS AND LIBRARIES
218
EXERCISES
221
THE CLASSICAL INFLUENCE
227
THE FINE ARTS
228
CITY PLANNING
229
GOING PLACES
231
THE MUSES
233
MUSIC
234
ATHLETICS COMPETITION AND EXCELLENCE
236
SOME NEW BEGINNINGS
239
EXERCISES
241
MYTH RELIGION and PHILOSOPHY
247
GREEK AND ROMAN RELIGION AND MYTH
248
OTHER PLACES
252
TROY
256
ANCIENT PEOPLES AND PLACES
258
PHILOSOPHY
260
THE LANGUAGE OF CHRISTIANITY
262
EXERCISES
265
LINGUA LATINA ETIAM VIVIT The Latin Language Still Lives
271
EXERCISES
277
Greek Vocabulary
281
Latin Vocabulary
289
About the Author
299
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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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