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Crossing Languages to Play with Words

Multidisciplinary Perspectives

Ed. by Knospe, Sebastian / Onysko, Alexander / Goth, Maik

Series:The Dynamics of Wordplay 3

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    Publication Date:
    September 2016
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    Aims and Scope

    Wordplay involving several linguistic codes represents an important modality of ludic language. It is attested in different epochs, communicative situations, genres, and contexts of use. The translation of wordplay, which is generally seen as a challenging enterprise, illustrates another dimension of crossing linguistic borders in wordplay.

    The third volume of the series The Dynamics of Wordplay unites contributions from different disciplines which study the creative and playful use of elements from different languages and the transfer of ludic language into other linguistic systems. It sheds light on the multi-dimensionality, special linguistic make-up, and specific interactive potential of wordplay at the interface of different languages and cultures.

    The individual studies collected in this volume will be of interest to scholars from different scientific fields, such as linguistics and literary studies as well as cultural and media studies.


    vi, 400 pages
    Type of Publication:
    Wordplay; Plurilingualism; Language Contact; Translation
    Linguisten, Literatur-, Kultur- und Medienwissenschaftler, Bibliotheken

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    S. Knospe, Greifswald University; A. Onysko, Klagenfurt University/Ca’ Foscari University of Venice; M. Goth, Bochum University.

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