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The Resource Word play; what happens when people talk

Word play; what happens when people talk

Label
Word play; what happens when people talk
Title
Word play; what happens when people talk
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The author views language as complex systems of grammar and human behavior and demonstrates the ways in which they interact through extensive examples, while exploring such questions as why certain words make us blush or wince, why men and women speak differently, why nursery rhymes in vastly different societies possess similar rhyme and rhythm patterns, and what slang, riddles and puns secretly have in common
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Farb, Peter
Dewey number
301.2/1
Index
index present
LC call number
P41
LC item number
.F3
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
BF 455
NLM item number
F219w 1973
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Language and languages
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Language
  • Verbal Behavior
Label
Word play; what happens when people talk
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Bibliography: pages [335]-350
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The play and the players ; I. The game: The ecology of language -- Speech situations -- Words and deeds ; II. The strategies: The speakable and the unspeakable -- Verbal dueling -- Playing with language -- Linguistic chauvinism ; III. Is the game rigged?: Man at the mercy of language -- How to talk about the world -- In other words ; IV. Born to speak: Man the talker -- The language of children -- The spoken word -- Making combinations ; V. The changing game: Language in flux -- Repairing Babel
Control code
677317
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed..
Extent
x, 350, xiv pages
Isbn
9780394486758
Lccn
73007298
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)677317
Label
Word play; what happens when people talk
Publication
Bibliography note
Bibliography: pages [335]-350
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The play and the players ; I. The game: The ecology of language -- Speech situations -- Words and deeds ; II. The strategies: The speakable and the unspeakable -- Verbal dueling -- Playing with language -- Linguistic chauvinism ; III. Is the game rigged?: Man at the mercy of language -- How to talk about the world -- In other words ; IV. Born to speak: Man the talker -- The language of children -- The spoken word -- Making combinations ; V. The changing game: Language in flux -- Repairing Babel
Control code
677317
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed..
Extent
x, 350, xiv pages
Isbn
9780394486758
Lccn
73007298
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)677317

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