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English words : structure, history, usage

Author: Francis Katamba
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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'English Words' assumes no prior knowledge of linguistics in introducing the vocabulary of modern English usage. It covers meaning, history, pronunciation & the structure of words. This new edition has been extensively updated with new chapters, new exercises, an improved index & links to web resources.
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Genre/Form: Einführung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Francis Katamba
ISBN: 041529892X 9780415298926 0415298938 9780415298933
OCLC Number: 54001244
Description: xix, 322 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. What is a word? --
3. Close encounters of a morphemic kind --
4. Building words --
5. lexicon with layers --
6. Word meaning --
7. lexical mosaic : sources of English vocabulary --
8. Words galore : innovation and change --
9. Should English be spelt as she is spoke? --
10. Speech recognition --
11. Speech production.
Responsibility: Francis Katamba.
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