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1st Edition

Discourse and Creativity

ISBN 9781408251881
Published March 22, 2012 by Routledge
264 Pages

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Book Description

Discourse and Creativity examines the way different approaches to discourse analysis conceptualize the notion of creativity and address it analytically. It includes examples of studies of creativity from a variety of traditions and examines the following key areas, how people interpret and use discourse, the processes and practices of discourse production, discourse in modes other than written and spoken language, and the relationship between discourse and the technologies used to produce it.

Discourse and Creativity combines a forward-thinking and interdisciplinary approach to the topic of creativity; this collection will be of great value to students and scholars in applied linguistics, stylistics, and communication studies.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Discourse and Creativity

Rodney H. Jones




SECTION ONE: Literary Creativity


2. Literary Creativity

Michael Toolan


3. Ethics and imagination in literary reading

Peter Stockwell


4. Creative interpretations: Discourse analysis and literary reading

Joan Swann




SECTION TWO: Creativity in Professional Communication


5. Creative exploitation of socio-pragmatic space in professional


Vijay K. Bhatia


6. Creative collaboration in the public relations industry

Rodney H. Jones, Vijay K. Bhatia, Stephen Bremner, Anne Peirson-Smith




SECTION THREE: Multimodal Creativity


7. Creativity in pictorial and multimodal advertising metaphors

Charles Forceville


8. Design, production and creativity

Theo van Leeuwen


9. The creation of a community artist in everyday life: Long-duration

process and creative actions

Sigrid Norris




SECTION FOUR: Discourse, Creativity and Technology


10. Determined creativity: Language play in new media discourse

Crispin Thurlow


11. Archeology in a virtual world: Schome Park

Julia Gillen


12. Designing location-based mobile fiction: the case of NarraHand

Andrew Morrison, Henry Mainsah, Idunn Sem, Martin Havnør


13. Skating across timescales: Creativity in dynamical systems

Rodney H. Jones

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Rodney Jones is the Associate Head of the Department of English at the City University of Hong Kong.