The Routledge Handbook of Language and Creativity provides an introduction to and survey of a wide range of perspectives on the relationship between language and creativity. Defining this complex and multifaceted field, this book introduces a conceptual framework through which the various definitions of language and creativity can be explored.
Divided into four parts, it covers:
- different aspects of language and creativity, including dialogue, metaphor and humour
- literary creativity, including narrative and poetry
- multimodal and multimedia creativity, in areas such as music, graffiti and the internet
- creativity in language teaching and learning.
With over 30 chapters written by a group of leading academics from around the world, The Routledge Handbook of Language and Creativity will serve as an important reference for students and scholars in the fields of English language studies, applied linguistics, education, and communication studies.
Table of Contents
Foreword Ronald Carter Introduction Rodney H. Jones I Dimensions of Language and Creativity 1. Everyday Language Creativity Janet Maybin 2.Language, Creativity and Cognition Andreas Langlotz 3. Creativity and Discourse Analysis Rodney H. Jones 4. Creativity and Dialogue Keith Sawyer 5. Lexical Creativity Judith Munat 6. Metaphor and Metonymy Laura Hidalgo 7. Humour and Language Play Nancy Bell 8. Constructed Languages Douglas Ball 9. Creativity and Interdiscursive Performance in Professional Communication Vijay K. Bhatia 10. Discourses of Creativity Camilla Nelson II Literary Creativity 11. Literariness David Miall 12. Literary Stylistics and Creativity Geoff Hall 13. Cognitive Stylistics Peter Stockwell 14. Poetry and Poetics Michael Toolan 15. Literary Narrative Andrea MacRae 16. Creativity in Response Joan Swann 17. Creativity and Translation Douglas Robinson III Multimodal and Multimedia Creativity 18. Literature and Multimodality Alison Gibbons 19. Language and Music Anna Jordanous 20. Silence and Creativity: Re-mediation, Transduction and Performance Adam Jaworski 21. Creativity in the Fourth Dimension: The Grammar of Movement according to Jean Tinguely Theo Van Leeuwen 22. Computational Approaches to Language and Creativity Tony Veale 23. Creativity and Internet Communication Angela Goddard 24. Creativity and Digital Text Roberto Simanowski 25. Language, Creativity and
Rodney H. Jones is Professor of Sociolinguistics and New Media at the University of Reading, UK.