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Words That Go Ping: The ridiculously wonderful world of onomatopoeia by [Lasserre, Barbara]
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Words That Go Ping: The ridiculously wonderful world of onomatopoeia Kindle Edition


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Length: 208 pages Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled Page Flip: Enabled
Language: English

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If it goes 'moo' then every child knows it's a cow. If it goes 'Wham! Bam! Crash!' we're in a fast-paced comic. But what goes 'krknout'?

Barbara Lasserre takes us on a playful journey through the delightful world of words that mimic sounds. Normally relegated to children's books, cartoons and comedians, she shows how these often ancient words reveal unexpected things about the way we think, speak and act.

A book for anyone who loves playing with words.

'When it comes to the crunch, Words That Go Ping is bound to reverberate. Zipping between Norwegian kisses and Japanese silence, my brain is still humming.' - David Astle, writer, crossword maker and general word nerd

'An immensely satisfying book covering a neglected aspect of language with impeccable skill, and written in an open, flowing and humorous style.' - Susan Butler AO, inaugural editor of the Macquarie Dictionary

'Barbara Lasserre has conjured up a magical world of word mimicry. Her wondrous little book will delight all who love language.' - Richard Walsh, author and publisher

About the Author

Barbara's passion for language led to her working for many years teaching and lecturing in English and Applied Linguistics. She lived for 10 years in France, and worked and studied at the University of Poitiers. In Australia, she taught Academic and Language skills at the University New South Wales, and at the University of Technology, Sydney she was a lecturer in Language and Academic Learning. She lectured in Applied Linguistics at the University of Port Harcourt in Nigeria, and has also lived in Syria and studied Arabic.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1163 KB
  • Publisher: Allen & Unwin (24 October 2018)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B07FSC1GT1
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #242,567 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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