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Book: Playful Texts and the Emergent Reader

Chapter: Introduction

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.26030


Makes the case for playful texts, arguing that they are uniquely placed to support metalinguistic awareness and enhance skills such as perspective taking and hypothetical thinking. Defines ‘playful’ in terms of make-believe role play. Addresses the subject of metafiction and introduces the strategies which characterise textual playfulness.

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  • Anne Plummer ( - aplummer)