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Creativity and the agile mind [electronic resource] : a multi-disciplinary study of a multi-faceted phenomenon / edited by Tony Veale, Kurt Feyaerts and Charles Forceville.

Publication:
Berlin : De Gruyter Mouton, 2013.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (380 p.)
Series:
Applications of cognitive linguistics ; 21.
Applications of cognitive linguistics, 1861-4078 ; v. 21
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Subjects:
Creativity (Linguistics).
Cognitive grammar.
Grammar, Comparative and general -- Coordinate constructions.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
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.
Contents:
pt. I. Introduction
pt. II. Computers and creativity
pt. III. Verbal communication
pt. IV. Visual communication
pt. V. Musical performance.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Veale, Tony, 1967-
Feyaerts, Kurt, 1968-
Forceville, Ch. (Charles)
ISBN:
3-11-029529-6
3-11-029530-X
OCLC:
851970203
Publisher Number:
10.1515/9783110295290 doi