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|
|Academic Unit/Department:||Education and Language Studies > Centre for Language and Communication|
|Interdisciplinary Research Centre:||Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)|
|Depositing User:||Guy Cook|
|Date Deposited:||11 Dec 2008 03:34|
|Last Modified:||02 Dec 2010 20:16|
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