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The Greek Influence on the English Language

The Greek Thesaurus in English

Papanis Alexandros

Εκδοτικός Όμιλος ΙΩΝ

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  • Copyright 01/01/2018
  • Κωδ. Καταλ.6-Ε-221
  • Έκδοση
  • Κωδ. Εύδοξος 68403605
  • Σελίδες 82
  • ISBN 978-960-508-258-1
  • Διαστάσεις 17 x 24
  • Barcode 9789605082581
  • Εξώφυλλο μαλακό
  • Γλώσσα Αγγλικά
  • Εσωτερικό Α/Μ
  • Ελλ.ή Μεταφρ. Ελληνικό
  • Βάρος σε gr 160

An examination of the historical background of the two languages.

This book grew out of a great concern regarding the question of the influence of the Greek language on English. As many British lexicographers quite often point out, the full understanding of the English language and its development through the ages requires a deep knowledge of its Greek roots.

The book identifies the reasons why so many Western European languages (where English also belongs) resort to the Greek glossary to express
feelings, concepts, ideas or to name objects. My intuition is that the Greek language, more than Latin, is suitable and ideal for the creation of new words; Latin, though very flexible, has difficulties in the production of compound words - to include two different meanings in one single word. Science constantly discovers new objects and concepts; a name must be given to them. The Greek thesaurus is the solution.

It is resolved, at this point, to direct the progress of this book into two sections:
1. a historical section, which will illuminate the various stages of development of the two languages from the beginning of their formation up to now.

2. the second section will focus on a detailed presentation of the Greek influence on English, concentrating on the areas of (1) Psychology and (2) Philosophy.

But such an investigation will yield, by contrast, valuable insights relevant to the English influence on Greek. It is a well-known linguistic fact that language contact always results in interference phenomena. It would be unfair for the English language if we claimed that it only received but it did not give. The gradually increasing influence of English as an international and widely spoken language upon Greek will therefore be examined in the respective chapter of the main analysis.



1. Introduction

2. Historical Background of the two Languages
3. Main Analysis
4. Conclusion

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Alexandros Papanis graduated from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Department of English Language and Literature. His Postgraduate Studies (Masters) took place at the University of Nottingham, U.K and dealt with English Language Teaching.

In 2008 he received his Ph.D. from the Department of Preschool Education at the Democritus University of Thrace. The objective of his academic research was the initiation of a new Methodology process of Teaching the English Language in the Minority Education of Thrace, which would be fully adjusted to the particular needs of the Muslim students.He is currently studying at the Hellenic Open University as an undergraduate student of Business Administration.

He is a permanent lecturer of English Technical Terminology at the Polytechnic School of Xanthi, Democritus University of Thrace. He has participated as a speaker in many Greek and International Conferences on English Language Teaching and on the Intercultural Education and articles of his have been published in many scientific journals.

This is his second book and deals with the influence of Greek on the English language from an etymological, morphological and phonological point of view. His first book, entitled “Learning the English Language, Effective Strategies” was released in 2016 and presented techniques and ways for students to acquire a foreign language easily and effectively.