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Language Play, Language Learning

Cook, Guy (2000). Language Play, Language Learning. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

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This book has two related purposes. The first is to demonstrate the extent and importance of language play in human life; the second is to draw out the implications for applied linguistics and language teaching. Language play should not be thought of as a trivial or peripheral activity, but as central to human thought and culture, to learning, creativity, and intellectual enquiry. It fulfils a major function of language, underpinning the human capacity to adapt: as individuals, as societies, and as a species.

Item Type: Authored Book
ISBN: 0-19-442153-8, 978-0-19-442153-9
Academic Unit/Department: Education and Language Studies > Centre for Language and Communication
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 12604
Depositing User: Guy Cook
Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2008 03:34
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 20:16
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