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Language Games
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1. Introduction

“Language games” refers to ways of changing language forms to create a game language that is less accessible to people who speak its source language only. This article discusses Chinese language games and their linguistic import. Language games have a long relationship to Chinese languages and linguistic theories. Game languages, or secret languages, are created based on th…

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Zheng XU, “Language Games”, in: Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics, General Editor Rint Sybesma. Consulted online on 02 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2210-7363_ecll_COM_00000214>
First published online: 2015

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