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BUILDING ENGLISH VOCABULARY: LATIN AND GREEK ELEMENTS IN ENGLISH

 

PRESENTATIONS
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LATIN
 

MODULE 1: Introduction to the Course; Lessons 1-6: Latin Bases and Prefixes; Linguistic Terminology

• Introduction (transcription) Indo-European Linguistics and the History of the English Language
• Lessons 1-2
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Video: Dictionaries, Definitions and Latin Bases
Audio: Bases 
• Lessons 3-4
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Video: Latin Prefixes, Abbreviations and Acronyms
Audio: Prefixes and Bases

• Lessons 5-6
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Video: Back Formation and Apheresis (Aphesis)
Audio: Prefixes, Bases and the Combination of Bases

MODULE 2: Lessons 7-13: Latin Bases and Adjective-forming Suffixes; Semantic Change; Metaphors

• Lesson 7: Hybrids
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Video: Hybrids
Audio: Bases
Lessons 8-9: Word Analysis
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Video: Word Analysis
Audio: Suffixes and Bases
• Lessons 10-11: Dissimilation, Sound Changes, Semantic Change
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Video: Dissimilation, Sound Changes, Semantic Change
Audio: Suffixes and Bases
• Lessons 12-13: Specialization/Generalization, Functional Change
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Video: Specialization/Generalization, Functional Change
Audio: Suffixes and Bases
• Special Lecture: Metaphors
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Video: Metaphors

MODULE 3: Lessons 14-20: Latin Bases and Noun-forming Suffixes; Semantic Change (cont.); American English

• Lesson 14: Degeneration and Elevation
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Video: Degeneration and Elevation
Audio: Suffixes and Bases
• Lessons 15-16: Abstract/Concrete Change, Weakening, Hyperbole
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Video: Abstract/Concrete Change, Weakening, Hyperbole
Audio: Suffixes and Bases
• Lessons 17-18: Changing Concepts, Euphemism, Circumlocution
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Video: Changing Concepts, Euphemism, Circumlocution
Audio: Suffixes and Bases
• Lessons 19-20: Folk Etymology, Clips
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Video: Folk Etymology, Clips
Audio: Suffixes and Bases
• Special Lecture: American English
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Video: American English

MODULE 4: Lessons 21-25; Review for the Midterm
• Lesson 21: Blends
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Video: Blends
Audio: Suffixes and Bases
• Lessons 22-23: Doublets and Latinisms in Shakespeare
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Video: Doublets, Latinisms in Shakespeare
Audio: Bases and Shakespeare
• Lessons 24-25: Latin Words and Phrases in English
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Audio: Historical Terms, Latin Words and Phrases in English
GREEK
 
MODULE 5: Lessons 1-6: Greek History and Myth; Greek Bases and Prefixes
• Lessons 1-2: Greek History and Myth
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Video: Terms from Greek History and Myth
• Lessons 3-4: Greek Bases and Prefixes
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Video: Greek Bases and Prefixes
Audio: Bases and Prefixes
• Lessons 5-6: Homonyms, Reduplication and Onomatopoeia
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Video: Homonyms, Reduplication and Onomatopoeia
Audio: Bases and Prefixes
• Special Lecture: Grimm's Law
MODULE 6 : Lessons 7-13: Greek Bases and Suffixes; Words from Idiomatic Sources
• Lesson 7: Loan Words, Greek Suffixes
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Video: Loan Words, Greek Suffixes
Audio: Suffixes and Bases
• Lessons 8-9: Word Analysis, Words from Place Names
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Video: Word Analysis, Words from Place Names
Audio: Suffixes and Bases
• Lessons 10-11: Words from Expressions, Christian Sources
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Video: Words from Expressions, Christian Sources
Audio: Suffixes and Bases
• Lessons 12-13: Words from non-Christian Sources, Sea-Terms
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Video: Words from Non-Christian Sources, Sea-Terms
Audio: Suffixes and Bases
 

MODULE 7 : Lessons 14-25: Words from Idiomatic Sources; Medical and Scientific Terminology; Review for the Final

• Lesson 14: Words from Sports and Games
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Video: Words from Sports and Games
Audio: Suffixes and Bases
• Lessons 15-16: Military Terms, Words from the Arts
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Video: Military Terms, Words from the Arts
Audio: Suffix and Bases
• Lessons 17-19: Words from the Law, Literary Terms, Terms from Various Occupations
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Video: Words from the Law, Literary Terms, Terms from Various Occupations
Audio: Bases
• Lessons 20-21: Medical and Scientific Terminology
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Video: Latin Review (Part 1)
Audio:
Medical and Scientific Terminology
• Lessons 22-23: Medical and Scientific Terminology
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Video: Latin Review (Part 2)
Audio:
Medical and Scientific Terminology
• Lessons 24-25: Medical and Scientific Terminology
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Video: Latin Review (Part 3)
Audio:
Medical and Scientific Terminology

Review for the Final (Powerpoint)

• Special Lecture: Wordplay
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Video: Wordplay
• Special Lecture: Neologism
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Video: Neologism

 


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