English Words and Their Background

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CONTENTS
CHAPTER PAGE
PREFACEv
I. STANDARD ENGLISH1
II. DIALECT12
III. AMERICAN ENGLISH23
IV. SLANG37
V. TECHNICAL WORDS70
VI. THE NATIVE ELEMENT IN THE ENGLISH VOCABULARY81
VII. BORROWED TEUTONIO ELEMENTS99
VIII. CLASSICAL ELEMENT106
IX. THE FRENCH ELEMENT122
X. VARIED SOURCES138
XI. BLENDING OF THE VARIOUS ELEMENTS152
XII. NEW CREATIONS AND COMPOUNDS163
XIII. FOLK-ETYMOLOGY180
XIV. SOME FIGURES OF SYNTAX191
XV. TROPES202
XVI. FIGURES OF SIMILARITY217
XVII. FIGURES OF CONTIGUITY232
XVIII. GENERALIZATION AND SPECIALIZATION248
XIX. EUPHEMISM AND HYPERBOLE265
XX. DEOFNERATIOH AND ELEVATION280

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