Creativity in Language and Literature: The State of the Art

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'Creativity in Language and Literature is a provocative and valuable book. Its breadth of topics, variety of approaches, and self-consciously creative and dialogic nature are especially appropriate and creative ways of approaching the subject of creativity. The scope, variety and original content of this book make it a unique contribution to the field' - Professor David L. Hoover, New York University, USA

This unique resource brings together contributions from creative practitioners and academic researchers working across different disciplines. Researchers, literary authors, editors, performers and film makers reflect on their work and collectively explore the art of creativity in language and literature.

Creativity in Language and Literature covers a range of texts, genres and practices, such as poetry, hip hop, film, story telling, web chat and pen-friend correspondence. Each part of the book begins with an introduction and the final part includes critical responses to the idea of linguistic creativity, encouraging ongoing dialogue and debate. This richly diverse collection is an ideal text for students and practitioners working at all levels.

With contributions by Patience Agbabi, Daniel Allington, R. Amritavalli, Richard D. Brown, Lynne Cameron, Ronald Carter, Guy Cook, Jon Cook, Ruth Finnegan, Angela Goddard, Ben Haggarty, Graeme Harper, G. D. Jayalakshmi, Angel Lin, Janet Maybin, Rukmini Bhaya Nair, Kate Pahl, Mario Petrucci, Rob Pope, Elena Semino, Fiona Sampson, Jane Spiro, Peter Stockwell, Joan Swann, S. Upendran and Michelene Wandor.

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JOAN SWANN Senior Lecturer and Director of the Centre for Language and Communication at The Open University. She has edited numerous books, including A Dictionary of Sociolinguistics with EUP in 2004 and The Art of English; everyday creativity with Palgrave Macmillan in 2006.

ROB POPE Professor of English and UK National Teaching Fellow at Oxford Brookes University. He is the author of Creativity: Theory, History, Practice and The English Studies Book: Language, Literature and Culture.

RONALD CARTER Professor of Modern English Language in the School of English studies at the University of Nottingham. He is Director of the Humanities Research Centre and the author of many acclaimed works in the field, including Language and Creativity: The Art of Common Talk, Introducing the Grammar of Talk and The Cambridge Grammar of English: A Comprehensive Guide to Spoken and Written Grammar.

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Creativity in Language is a provocative and valuable book. Its breadth of topics, variety of approaches, and self-consciously creative and dialogic nature are especially appropriate and creative ways of approaching the subject of creativity. The range of levels of difficulty, and the concentration on creativity in both everyday contexts and literary ones and in a wide range of genres, give potential teachers the opportunity to make assignments based on the needs and levels of preparation of their own students. The scope, variety, and original content of this book make it a unique contribution to the field. - Professor David L. Hoover, New York University

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