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ERIC Number: EJ776486
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jan
Pages: 7
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-0013-8274
Polysemy: A Neglected Concept in Wordplay
Garcia, Michael B.; Geiser, Lynne; McCawley, Corrine; Nilsen, Alleen Pace; Wolterbeek, Elle
English Journal, v96 n3 p51-57 Jan 2007
Four doctoral students and their professor contemplate the value of play in their high school and college classrooms. They discuss their experiences teaching children's books, student illustrations, and excerpts from magazines and newspapers that convey the intricacies of the English language through homonyms, homophones, homographs, and polysemy. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A