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The Art of English: Everyday Creativity
 
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The Art of English: Everyday Creativity
Edited by Janet Maybin and Joan Swann
 
 
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10 Feb 2006
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This volume examines ideas about creativity and various approaches to its study. It explores the argument that we use language creatively and the link between creativity and literary language. Chapters examine poetic language, narrative and performance in conversation, and a range of written genres (from graffiti and text messages to online chat).


Description

This volume examines ideas about creativity and various approaches to its study. It explores the argument that we use language creatively and the link between creativity and literary language. Chapters examine poetic language, narrative and performance in conversation, and a range of written genres (from graffiti and text messages to online chat).


Reviews

'This book provides a thorough examination of ideas about everyday creativity using a variety of approaches...The book is well-structured and covers many spheres of language use, showing for each of them that there is language creativity.' - Sandra Greiffenstern, The Linguist, March 2008


Contents

The Art of the Everyday; J.Swann
Telling Stories; M.Toolan
Putting on the Style; S.McRae & J.Swann
Child's Play; J.Gillen
Making Connections: the Impact of New Technologies; S.North
Writing the Self; J.Maybin
Literacies, Collaboration and Context; U.Papen & K.Tusting
The 19th-century Communication Revolution; D.Vincent
Locating Creativity in Texts and Practices; J.Maybin


Authors

JANET MAYBIN and JOAN SWANN work in the Centre for Language and Communications at the Open University, UK, where they are responsible for the design and production of a range of open learning materials on aspects of English language studies. Janet Maybin also writes and researches on children's and adults' informal language and literacy practices and has written the forthcoming publication, Children's Voices: Talk, Language and Identity (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005). Joan Swann's main research interests are in sociolinguistics, particularly language and gender and language in education. She has recently published A Dictionary of Sociolinguistics with Ana Deumert, Theresa Lillis and Rajend Mesthrie (Edinburgh University Press, 2004).