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  • ISBN: 9780226122052
  • ISBN10: 0226122050

Language Play

by David Crystal

  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
  • Publish date: 06/01/2001
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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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