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Title: LANGUAGE PLAY
By: David Crystal
Format: Paperback

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ISBN 10: 0226122050
ISBN 13: 9780226122052
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Publisher: THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO PRESS
Pub. date: 11 June, 2001
Edition: Univ of Chicago PR ed.
Pages: 274
Description: In this text, 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.
Synopsis: In this text, 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, cross-words, lipograms, comic alphabets, rhymes, funny voices taken from dialect and popular culture, limericks, anagrams, and scat singing.
Publication: US
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Returns: Returnable
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