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Speech play and verbal art

Speech play and verbal art

Author: Joel Sherzer
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats

A cross-cultural look at speech play, from jokes to verbal duels.

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Genre/Form: Riddles
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sherzer, Joel.
Speech play and verbal art.
Austin : University of Texas Press, 2002
Named Person: Witz
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joel Sherzer
ISBN: 0292777698 9780292777699 029277768X 9780292777682
OCLC Number: 48661145
Description: ix, 186 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The grammar of play and the play of grammar --
Forms of speech play in context --
From speech play to verbal art --
Contexts for speech play.
Responsibility: by Joel Sherzer.
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"This book is impressive for its erudition and its thoroughness...Sherzer more than succeeds in proving his point that the study of speech play is central to understanding language use." -- Carolyn Read more...

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