The Art of English: Everyday Creativity

The Art of English: Everyday Creativity

by Janet Maybin, Joan Swann
     
 

The volume provides a critical examination of ideas about everyday creativity, introducing a variety of approaches to its study. It explores an argument that has become influential within English language studies--that speakers and writers routinely use language creatively, and that there is some continuity between such everyday creativity and literary language.

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Overview

The volume provides a critical examination of ideas about everyday creativity, introducing a variety of approaches to its study. It explores an argument that has become influential within English language studies--that speakers and writers routinely use language creatively, and that there is some continuity between such everyday creativity and literary language. Chapters examine poetic language, narrative and performance in everyday conversation, along with a range of written genres, from graffiti and text messages to online chat.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403985590
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
03/03/2006
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
7.47(w) x 9.65(h) x 1.03(d)

Meet the Author

JANET MAYBIN and JOAN SWANN work in the Centre for Language and Communications at the Open University where they are responsible for the design and production of a range of open learning materials on aspects of English language studies.

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