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Language Play
by David Crystal
University of Chicago Press, 2001
Paper: 978-0-226-12205-2
Library of Congress Classification P304.C79 2001
Dewey Decimal Classification 793.734

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
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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