Language Play, Language Learning
By (author) Guy Cook
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Language Play, Language Learning by Guy Cook
Book DescriptionThis 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780194421539
(236mm x 157mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 3-Feb-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Written in a clear style and drawing on illustrative examples, Genetically Modified Language is an insightful look at how language shapes our opinions. Cook subjects the language of the case for GM to a careful and detailed examination and demonstrates that language which puports to seek clarity actually manipulates opinion.
Applied Linguistics, Paperback (March 2003)» View all books by Guy Cook
Provides a comprehensive overview of the controversial issues surrounding contemporary language use, including intercultural communication, political persuasion, new technologies, the growth of English, language in education, and foreign language teaching and learning.
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