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Words in Time and Place: Exploring Language Through the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary

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The Indo-European Controversy: Facts and Fallacies in Historical Linguistics

By Asya Pereltsvaig and Martin W. Lewis

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Title: Creativity in Language and Literature
Subtitle: The State of the Art
Edited By: Joan Swann
Robert Pope
Ronald Carter
URL: http://www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?pid=310114
Description:

This unique resource brings together contributions from creative practitioners
and academic researchers working across different disciplines. Researchers,
literary authors, editors, performers and film-makers reflect on their work and
collectively explore the art of creativity in language and literature.

"Creativity in Language and Literature" covers a range of texts, genres and
practices, such as poetry, hip hop, film, story telling, web chat and pen-friend
correspondence. Each part of the book begins with an introduction and the final
part includes critical responses to the idea of linguistic creativity, encouraging
ongoing dialogue and debate. This richly diverse collection is an ideal text for
students and practitioners working at all levels.

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Sociolinguistics
Ling & Literature
Subject Language(s): None
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Versions:
Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780230575608
Pages: 368
Prices: U.K. £ 19.99