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Language and Creativity: The Art of Common Talk

by Ronald Carter

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This book focuses on the presence and frequency of creativity within spoken English and provides a thorough introduction into the features through which this creativity is indicated, such as poetic language like repetition and playful language like punning. It also takes into account the different factors which affect and relate to creativity within language, in particular the social context in which the language occurs, as well as how different approaches can be taken towards the analysis of creativity within language.

I did find this book to be a difficult read, however, as the writing does not seem to be structured to be as clear as it could be. It seems to me as though the author repeats himself quite often, saying the same things in different ways. He also seems to go off at a tangent quite a lot before returning to a previously mentioned point. Sometimes I had the feeling that I was going round in circles whilst reading this. I would need to read it again and be a bit more analytical to work out exactly what was difficult about it, but these were my initial impressions. There is also a lot of difficult vocabulary/jargon which I´m sure was sometimes necessary and sometimes not. Nevertheless, all in all it was still an interesting read. ( )
  Tamianne | Nov 19, 2011 |
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