Unlike most etymology textbooks, this one presents the words studied in the context of the ideas in which the words functioned. Instead of studying endless lists of word roots, suffixes, and prefixes in isolation, the words are enlivened by the social, literary, and cultural media in which they were used. Readers are introduced to a wide variety of topics from classical antiquity, entertained by clever cartoons, and are able to practice their word knowledge with exercises.
The strength of this textbook is that it presents to high school and college students words in the context of ideas: it is an etymology book that brings words to life.
Introduces students to a wide variety of topics in classical antiquity Chapters on Mythology, Medicine, Politics and Law, Commerce and Economics, Philosophy and Psychology, History Introduction to word building Exercises throughout Illustrations of ancient artifacts Clever cartoons on word origins Three indices: Names and Cultural Topics; Word-Building Topics; English Words and Phrasesr
Not only is Words and Ideas multipurpose in scope, but it is also suitable for a variety of learning situations, from autodidacts yes, you can sit down on your own with Words and Ideas to homeschooling parents to regular high school or college teachers.
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W. J. Dominik Dunedin, New Zealand September 2006 A NOTE TO THE 2014 REPRINT This reprint contains some revisions, corrections, and formatting changes.
Reprint with corrections 2014. W. The pagination indicated in the exercises applies to the 2012 reformatted reprint of Words & Ideas.
Instead of focusing mainly on general or only on scientific vocabulary 1 Words & Ideas introduces wo!ds from a range of disciplines: something for everyone!
Instead of focusing mainly on general or only on scientific vocabulary 1 Words & Ideas introduces wo!ds from a range of disciplines: something for everyone! No more tedious lists of word roots, suffixes, and prefixes in isolation-words~ come to life in the context of the ideas behind them. Clever cartoons illustrate word originsi exercises provide practice to solidify word building principles.
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He has published widely on Latin literature, especially Roman epic of the Flavian period, Roman rhetoric, and Roman satire. Dominik received his PhD in Classical Studies from Monash University in 1989.
By William J. The key words and phrases discussed in this book usually appear in bold print to stress their importance. By William J. Words and Ideas focuses on modern English words, their ancient bases, and the ancient concepts that lie underneath these words that aid in the understanding of their meanings. On a general level this book aims to help extend students' general vocabulary and knowledge, to arouse the curiosity of students about the relationship between words and concepts in different cultures, and to demonstrate the degree of continuity and interrelatedness of these cultures.
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