Structure of English Words

LING XL M10

This course presents an introduction to the structure of English words of classical origin, including most common base forms and rules by which alternate forms are derived.

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Online
Starting at $798.00
As few as 11 weeks
5.0

What you can learn.

  • Identify structural elements of English words and how they combine into the vocabulary of English
  • Understand the historical development of the English vocabulary
  • Analyze complex words, including scientific and technical words

About this course:

This course presents an introduction to the structure of English words of classical origin, including most common base forms and rules by which alternate forms are derived. Students may expect to achieve substantial enrichment of their vocabulary while learning about etymology, semantic change, and abstract rules of English word formation. Instruction offers an introduction to the structure of English words by comparing them with words of other languages. Special attention is given to the learned and academic vocabulary in English, mainly originating in Greek, Latin, and French. This course is especially suited for students interested in improving their knowledge of English academic words. Transferable for UC credit.

Winter 2020 Schedule

Available Format(s):

These courses are fully online, and there are no in-person classroom meetings.

Available
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Instructor: Natalie Operstein
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Fee:
$798.00
55 days left. Enroll by Jan 11, 2020
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Notes

Exams are proctored online; additional requirements include microphone, headphones/speakers, and webcam. Fulfills in part the General Education requirement of the UCLA College of Letters and Science. Enrollment limited to 25 students. Visitors not permitted. Enrollment deadline: January 16, 2020. Internet access required. Materials required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 16, 2020
Course Requirements
Book: English Vocabulary Elements by Keith Denning, Brett Kessler, and William R. Leben
(Optional) Book: Borrowed Words: A History of Loanwords in English by Philip Durkin

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