Discourse and Creativity

Series
Longman
Author
Rodney Jones  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
1
Language
English
Total pages
264
Pub.-date
March 2012
ISBN13
9781408251881
ISBN
1408251884
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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.

Features

·        Organized in 4 parts, covering literary creativity, workplace creativity, multimodal creativity and creativity and technology, each chapter identifies central features of its approach to discourse analysis, setting out how creativity will be defined and approached.

·        Extracts and figures, including pictures and diagrams, are integrated throughout the text to aid understanding.

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

discourse

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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Jones: Discourse and Creativity Blurb

Bringing together the perspectives of thirteen internationally renowned scholars, this ground-breaking new collection examines two of the most exciting areas in the interdisciplinary study of language and communication. Exploring how different approaches to discourse analysis conceptualise the notion of creativity, each chapter sets out how creativity will be defined and approached.

This book is divided into four parts - literary creativity, workplace creativity, multimodal creativity and creativity and technology - and examines the following key ideas:

·        How people interpret and use discourse

·        The processes and practices of discourse production

·        Discourse in modes other than written and spoken language

·        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.

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

Author

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