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Author Lasserre, Barbara

Title Words that go ping : the ridiculously wonderful world of onomatopoeia / Barbara Lasserre ; with illustrations by Daniel Wlodarski
Published Crows Nest, New South Wales : Allen & Unwin, 2018
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Contents Cover; Praise; About the author; Title page; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; 1 Aargh, miaow, ker-ching; 2 Eek, a mouse; 3 Whoopee; 4 Gashunk; 5 Yum, throb, sob; 6 Cucurrucucu; 7 Jabber, natter; 8 Rattle jangle ding-dong; 9 Woops, yikes, hmm; 10 Huh?; 11 Slam dunk and the Big Bang; Epilogue; Acknowledgements; Notes; Bibliography
Summary Barbara Lasserre brings the neglected world of onomatopoeia to life in this witty little gem of a book which will delight language lovers. 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Onomatopoeia.
Sound symbolism.
Sound -- Terminology.
Sounds, Words for.
Genre/Form Terminology.
Form Electronic book
Author Wlodarski, Daniel
ISBN 1760637920 (electronic bk.)
9781760637927 (electronic bk.)