Title

Innovating in tertiary education : a course in language play

Document Type

Book chapter

Source Publication

English Language Education and Assessment: Recent Developments in Hong Kong and the Chinese Mainland

Publication Date

1-1-2014

First Page

121

Last Page

138

Publisher

Springer

Keywords

Language creativity, Language play, Tertiary

Abstract

In this chapter I discusses the development, implementation, teaching and evaluation of a course entitled 'Language as Play', an elective on the BA in Contemporary English Studies at Lingnan University, Hong Kong. I outline some of the challenges involved in delivering such an innovative course in the absence of anything that might be termed a theory of language play (including uncertainty about a definition) or of any coherent teaching or reading materials. Some ad hoc theoretical concepts are presented, and the problematic relationship between language play and the much-vaunted but poorly understood concept of language creativity, and how to teach and assess it, is investigated. The chapter finishes with an evaluation of the success (or not) of the course.

DOI

10.1007/978-981-287-071-1_8

Language

English

Publisher Statement

Copyright © Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2014. All rights are reserved. Access to external full text or publisher's version may require subscription.

Additional Information

ISBN of the source publication: 9789812870704

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Recommended Citation

Berry, R. (2014). Innovating in tertiary education: A course in language play. In D. Coniam (Ed.), English Language Education and Assessment: Recent Developments in Hong Kong and the Chinese Mainland (pp.121-138). Singapore: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-981-287-071-1_8

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