Ologies and Isms

Ologies and Isms

A Dictionary of Word Beginnings and Endings

Book - 2002
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Aquaculture? Haemophilia? Isochronous? Neuralgia? Polyunsaturated? Rodenticide?How often do we see a technical word without quite knowing what it means? If we can decipher it-undo its language code-we can start to understand others of a similar kind. Ologies and Isms is about the building blocks of the English language - the beginnings and endings, and sometimes the middles -that help form or adapt many of the words we use. Whether you're a student or a practitioner, a teacher of English, an inveterate word-user, or just a seeker-out of linguistic trifles, Ologies and Isms will help you understand better the language of your workplace and the world around you.Contains over 10,000 examples within 1,250 entriesSelective thematic index breaks prefixes and suffixes down by theme, eg biochemistry and drugs, living world, places and peopleAlso useful for crossword and word game lovers
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002
Description: vii, 280 p. ; 20 cm
ISBN: 9780192801234
0192801236
Branch Call Number: 423.1 Qui

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