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.Über den Autor:
David Crystal is the Honorary Professor of Linguistics at the University of Wales, Bangor. His previous books include "The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language," "English as a Global Language," "A Dictionary of Linguistics and Phonetics," "Language Death," and "Words on Words," the last published by the University of Chicago Press.
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