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The Greek & Latin Roots of English, Ch 1-2

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etymology
the study of the history and meaning of words
morphology
the study and description of forms (both forms in biology and forms in linguistics
philology
the love of learning and literature, as well as the study of human speech, esp. speech in/as literature and as a field of study that sheds light on cultural history
phonology
the science of speech, sounds and pronunciation
semantics
the study of meaning and the signs (words) that represent them
syntax
the way in which words are put together to form phrases, clauses and sentences
polyglot
a person who speaks many languages
linguistics
the study of language, including its history, form, and structure
orthography
correct spelling
lexicon
dictionary