Series editor: Philip Seargeant
Creativity in Language: from Everyday Style to Verbal Art, edited by Zsófia Demjén and Philip Seargeant, explores the fundamental role played by creativity in the way we express ourselves in all walks of life: from workplace humour and twitter chats to high literary art. It looks at how linguistic creativity is produced, the effects it has, and how we can go about studying it.
The book examines the techniques and analysis of creative uses of language, and how words combine with visuals and images in communication and expression. It moves beyond traditional approaches to the topic by considering creativity from the perspective of a variety of disciplines – language studies, creative writing, translation studies, literary studies, and visual communication – showing how language is manipulated for particular effects in different contexts.
Drawing on the latest research and The Open University’s wide experience of writing accessible and innovative texts, this book:
Creativity in Language: from Everyday Style to Verbal Art is essential reading for all students of English language studies.
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