- Author:David Brodsky
- Publisher:University of Texas Press; Bilingual edition (February 1, 2008)
- Pages:653 pages
- Subcategory:Words Language & Grammar
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This approach is suitable for beginners as well as for advanced students.
David Brodsky,, who currently resides in Aix-en-Provence, France, is also the author of Spanish Verbs Made Simple(r) and . To be honest, now that I have read this book, I'm not sure that an etymological approach is the best way to learn Spanish vocabulary. In fact, I rather doubt that it is.
David Brodsky,, who currently resides in Aix-en-Provence, France, is also the author of Spanish Verbs Made Simple(r) and French Verbs Made Simple(r). He holds advanced degrees from MIT and Yale University. For the first two or three thousand words, flashcarding is probably the most efficient approach. After that, a lot of reading and looking up unknown words will build your vocabulary up in a natural and effective way.
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By the author of Spanish Verbs Made Simple(r) and French Verbs Made Simple(r)-an innovative approach to learning Spanish vocabulary based on understanding the etymology of Spanish words. This is a print-on-demand title. 653 pages 6 1/8 x 9 1/4.
Spanish Vocabulary : An Etymological Approach. This approach is suitable for beginners as well as for advanced students.
Spanish vocabulary : an etymological approach, by David Brodsky. Spanish Vocabulary: An Etymological Approach offers elements rarely found in a work addressed to a nonspecialist audience, including:. st ed. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references. ISBN -- (cl. : alk. paper) - ISBN -- (pbk. paper) Spanish Vocabulary: An Etymological Approach offers elements rarely found in a work addressed to a nonspecialist audience, including:. etymological connections between Spanish and English vocabulary. historical and linguistic information on the origin and evolution of Spanish.
Free 2-day shipping This book is a fascinating and in-depth look at the Latin roots of many, many .
His approach differs from those that value memorization drills of long lists of words, phrases, and idioms.
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Do you find it useful? readable? Do you have the e-book or the printed book? ¡Mucho gracias! 701 views. posted by markfilipak. I don't have it, but if your interested in linguistics, I think it could be helpful. Jubilado, Oct 4, 2016.
Unlike other vocabulary guides that require the rote memorization of literally thousands of words, this book starts from the premise that using the etymological connections between Spanish and English words—their common derivations from Latin, Greek, and other languages—is the most effective way to acquire and remember vocabulary. This approach is suitable for beginners as well as for advanced students. Teachers of the language will also find much material that can be used to help motivate their students to acquire, and retain, Spanish vocabulary.
Spanish Vocabulary is divided into four parts and four annexes:Part I provides background material on the origins of Spanish and begins the process of presenting Spanish vocabulary.Part II presents "classical" Spanish vocabulary—words whose form (in both Spanish and English) is nearly unchanged from Latin and Greek.Part III deals with "popular" Spanish vocabulary, which underwent significant changes in form (and often meaning) during the evolution from Latin to Spanish. A number of linguistic patterns are identified that will help learners recognize and remember new vocabulary.Part IV treats a wide range of themes, including words of Germanic and Arabic origin, numbers, time, food and animals, the family, the body, and politics.Annex A: Principal exceptions to the "Simplified Gender Rule"Annex B: 700 words whose relations, if any, to English words are not immediately obviousAnnex C: -cer verbs and related wordsAnnex D: 4,500 additional words, either individually or in groups, with English correspondences