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  • 1. Creativity: In any language, a glass full up
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    Watson, Coastline Distance Learning
  • 2. Creativity…among us
    Convergenceof 3 human phenomena:
    --- Knowledge
    --- Original, transformative thinking
    --- Motivation/intrinsic passion
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  • 3. The creative thinking process
    A four-step path:
    Dissatisfaction with status quo
    Mélange of disparate “knowledges”
    Perseverance through the difficult & dry
    Perspective attainment
    Watson, Coastline Distance Learning
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  • 4. Creativity: 8 traits
    Fluency
    Flexibility
    Originality
    Elaboration
    Visualization
    Transformation
    Intuition
    Synthesis
    Watson, Coastline Distance Learning
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  • 5. Language and creativity
    -- Written expression: re-wiring the brain
    -- Neurological change from reading & writing
    -- Neural flexibility yielding novelty
    -- Speaking sense and nonsense
    Watson, Coastline Distance Learning
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  • 6. Language and languages: quintessentially, “unobviously” creative
    -- Language
    -- Dialect
    -- Idiolect
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  • 7. Language, exemplary creativity
    Fluency: flow of sounds into patterns
    Flexibility: making utterances fit contexts
    Originality: the novelty of it all
    Elaboration: customization, explanation
    Visualization: picture-painting with words
    Transformation: synonymy
    Intuition: future and conditional expression
    Synthesis: summing-up, distillation
    Watson, Coastline Distance Learning
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  • 8. Creative language: the muse in use
    Poetry – mental intra-action, not random
    Song – words & music interacting
    Prose – fiction/non-fiction
    Creative language all the time:
    Linguistic “competence”
    Creative “performance”
    Watson, Coastline Distance Learning
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  • 9. Linguistic creativity socially shaped
    Learning
    Mimicry
    Call & response
    Vertical dialects
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  • 10. “Reductive” analysis? Not!
    Four-stage process can enlighten…
    Attention to detail
    Translation to metaphor
    Defamiliarization
    Alternative perception
    Watson, Coastline Distance Learning
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  • 11. (linguistic) creativity: Predictable?
    Environment
    Comfort
    Stimulation
    Openness
    Readiness for synthesis
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  • 12. Linguistic creativity…let’s do it!
    Onomatopoeia
    Sense and nonsense
    Possible and impossible
    Rhyme, meter, and phonology
    Calligrammes, structure, poetry
    Watson, Coastline Distance Learning
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