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Jax10 creativityf

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

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