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Lexis - an introduction to English words

Lexis - an introduction to English words [Kindle Edition]

John Seely

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Have you ever wondered why English has more than one word for the same thing? Why the meat of a sheep is called "mutton"? Or what "velcroid" means?

If you would like to find out more about words, but don't know where to begin, then Lexis is for you. Written in a lively, easy-to-read style it covers:

- What we mean by a person's vocabulary
- How to improve your knowledge and understanding of words
- How to get your message across by using words effectively
- How to fit your language to different social situations
- The history of English words
- New words and how they are formed
- The grammar of words

Plus a reference section covering:

- Word classes
- Words that are commonly confused
- Prefixes
- Suffixes
- Glossary of technical terms
- Resources in print and online

John Seely is the author of the best-selling "Oxford A-Z of Grammar and Punctuation" and "The Oxford Guide to Effective Writing and Speaking".

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 849 KB
  • Print Length: 132 pages
  • Publisher: Oxpecker (9 Jan 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006VWYK5W
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #664,976 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

Before becoming a full-time writer, I taught English and drama in schools and colleges in Britain, Indonesia, and Kenya. While still teaching, I was lead author of the highly successful series of textbooks, 'Oxford Secondary English'.

In 1987 I stopped teaching to take up writing full-time. Since then I have about a hundred titles to my name, including both educational and trade books, covering topics as diverse as Shakespeare and Pompeii. Recent books include 'The Oxford A-Z of Grammar and Punctuation' and 'The Oxford Guide to Effective Speaking and Writing'.

I now run my own company specialising in the authoring, editing and publication of non-fiction print books and ebooks. Recent titles include 'Grammar for Teachers' and 'Lexis: An introduction to English words'.

My latest book is 'ePublish! - From manuscript to finished ebook in 10 easy stages'. Available in print and on Kindle. More information at

To read my blog, and find out more about me and my work, go to More about my books at

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