This course is an introduction to the relationship between language and creativity, to the roles that linguistic creativity plays in culture and society, and to the different approaches to its study.
IntroductionThis course, Language and creativity, looks at linguistic forms of creativity and at how creativity can be understood in different contexts of language use. We begin by asking what linguistic creativity is, how it can be defined and how it can be studied. It will also touch on why it might be important to know more about linguistic creativity in the first place.
Course learning outcomes
After studying this course, you should be able to:
- Understand key issues in the relationship between language and creativity
- Understand some of the different ways that linguistic creativity can be studied
- Understand the importance of creativity in human communication.
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