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LINGUIST List 24.2162

Wed May 22 2013

Books: Creativity and the Agile Mind: Veale, Feyaerts, Forceville (Eds)

Editor for this issue: Rebekah McClure <rebekahlinguistlist.org>

Date: 22-May-2013
From: Linda Steglich <linda.steglichdegruyter.com>
Subject: Creativity and the Agile Mind: Veale, Feyaerts, Forceville (Eds)
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Title: Creativity and the Agile Mind
Subtitle: A Multi-Disciplinary Study of a Multi-Faceted Phenomenon
Series Title: Applications of Cognitive Linguistics [ACL] 21
Published: 2013
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
                http://www.degruyter.com/mouton

Book URL: http://www.degruyter.com/view/product/184570?format=G

Editor: Tony Veale
Editor: Kurt Feyaerts
Editor: Charles Joseph Forceville
Electronic: ISBN: 9783110295290 Pages: 380 Price: Europe EURO 99.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9783110293487 Pages: 380 Price: Europe EURO 99.95
Abstract:

Creativity is a highly-prized quality in any modern endeavor, whether artistic, scientific or professional. Though a much-studied subject, and the topic of a great many case-studies, the field of creativity research is still very much an open one. Creativity remains a field where absolute definitions hold very little water, and where true insight can only emerge when we properly appreciate - from a nuanced, multi-disciplinary perspective - the crucial distinction between the producer's perspective and the consumer's perspective. Theories that afford us a critical appreciation of a creative work do not similarly afford a explanatory insight into the origins and development of the work. As researchers, we must approach creativity both as producers - to consider the vast search-spaces that a producer encounters, and to appreciate the need for heuristic strategies for negotiating this space - and as consumers, to appreciate the levels of shared knowledge (foreground and background) that is exploited by the producer to achieve a knowingly creative effect in the mind of the consumer. This volume thus brings together both producers and consumers in a cross-disciplinary exploration of this complex, many-faceted phenomenon.

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
                            Communications
                            Discourse Analysis

Written In: English (eng)

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