In this exhilarating and often hilarious 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 dialect and popular culture, limericks, anagrams, scat singing, and much more.
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Review: Language PlayUser Review - Goodreads
This is right up my alleyway because I'm all about puns and wordplay, but this is right up my arse because it's too in-depth and assumes too little of the reader. I'm an advanced punsmith. I want to be treated as such!
Review: Language PlayUser Review - Scarlett Sims - Goodreads
I love books about language and this was a good non-technical but scholarly look specifically at, as the title says, language play. It was quite a fascinating read and the author did some interesting ... Read full review
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You have noted from the title of this presentation that I intend to spend some time on the subjects of language power, language play, and the image of God. ...
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Word Spy - David Crystal
Everyone plays with language or responds to language play. Some take mild pleasure from it; ... —David Crystal, British linguist, Language Play, 1998 ...
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This course is derived from the insight that language play (that is, ... familiarise students with the role of language play in the cultural life of ...
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language play to second language acquisition has begun to appear. This well- ... between language play and language learning from a strictly academic ...
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Shun the Pun, Rescue the Rhyme?
This study explores what actually happens to language-play in films that have ... matter what kind of language-play we are talking about, whether it has ...
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Language Play, Language Learning. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Crystal, David (1998). Language Play. London: Penguin. Goffman, Erving (1974). ...
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