Spontaneous Play in the Language Classroom: Creating a Community

Hann, David (2019). Spontaneous Play in the Language Classroom: Creating a Community. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-26304-1


This book investigates the importance of humour and play in the establishment of individual and group identities among adult language learners on an intensive business English course. The enclosed setting allows the emergent nature of community building and identity projection to be traced, foregrounding the important role of humorous play in these vital social processes.

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  • Item ORO ID
  • 66361
  • Item Type
  • Book
  • ISBN
  • 3-030-26304-5, 978-3-030-26304-1
  • Keywords
  • humour; language play; second language learning; speaker identity; group culture
  • Academic Unit or School
  • Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
  • Copyright Holders
  • © 2020 David Hann
  • Depositing User
  • David Hann