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Language play

Author: David Crystal
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : University of Chicago Press edView all editions and formats
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"In this book, David Crystal examines why we devote so much time and energy to language games, how professionals make a career of them, and how young children instinctively take to them. Crystal makes a simple argument - that since playing with language is so natural, a natural way to learn language is to play with it - while he discusses puns, crosswords, lipograms, comic alphabets, rhymes, funny voices taken from  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Crystal
ISBN: 0226122050 9780226122052
OCLC Number: 45620578
Notes: Originally published: London, England : Penguin Books Ltd. ; New York, N.Y. : Penguin Putnam Inc., 1998.
Description: x, 248 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: 1. The Ludic View --
2. The Amateurs --
3. The Enthusiasts --
4. The Professionals --
5. The Children --
6. The Readers --
7. The Future.
Responsibility: David Crystal ; illustrations by Ed McLachlan.
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