Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology | Dictionary of Word Origins | Donald M. Ayers's English Words from Latin and Greek Elements | English Words from Latin and Greek Elements | Dictionary of Root Words | The Etymologicon | Bioscientific Terminology | The Mother Tongue | The Barnhart Concise Dictionary of Etymology
Why a whole book based on this approach? Ayers' text exposes students to a wider range of roots, introduces new English words in context sentences, and reinforces vocabulary through exercises. It promotes more practice with roots so that students learn to use them as tools in their everyday encounters with new words. English Words is written from the standpoint of English; it neither attempts to teach students Latin or Greek nor expects a knowledge of classical languages on the part of instructors. Its success has been demonstrated at both the secondary and college levels, and it can be used effectively with students in remedial or accelerated programs.
An Instructor's Manual (gratis with adoption) and a Workbook are also available.
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