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THE LANGUAGE GAME How Improvisation Created Language and Changed the World

by | Read by Peter Noble

Contemporary Culture • 9.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2022

Peter Noble narrates as if lecturing, an approach that reflects the tone of the two authors of this audiobook, both scientists. They suggest that language is a game of charades and improvisation, and that the rules of language aren't as rigid as schooling may have taught us. Noble delivers the stories and theories of the authors, as well as the ideas of numerous scholars who offer their thoughts on language and its multifaceted ways of communicating. Example after example of words being understood in multiple ways are cited. Noble's tone is clear and firm; his pace is moderately slow. As the authors explore the spontaneity of language, Noble's narration exhibits the intellectual formality of their tone. T.E.C. © AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2022]

Trade Ed. • Hachette Audio • 2022

DD ISBN 9781668605226 $25.98

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