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dc.contributor.editorMacKenzie, Ian
dc.contributor.editorKayman, Martin A.
dc.date.issued2018
dc.date.submitted2019-10-17 14:35:59
dc.date.submitted2020-04-01T11:00:04Z
dc.identifier1003975
dc.identifierOCN: 993957577
dc.identifierhttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/26112
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/35610
dc.description.abstractFormulaicity is pervasive in both spoken and written language. Speakers use a huge amount of prefabricated language including collocations, idioms, fixed and semi-fixed expressions, and verbal creativity often involves combining established word sequences rather than inventing wholly new ones. In literature, formulaicity was long disparaged as the opposite of creativity, and a hallmark of ‘genre fiction’ of questionable aesthetic value, but a more recent approach sees all writing as intertextual – a tissue of citations and creative reworkings of other texts. The chapters in this book elucidate the nature of semi-fixed formulaic sequences; how the meaning of formulaic expressions can change over time; how readers interpret formulaic expressions in first and second languages; how modern and postmodern authors use traditional genres and tales to challenging effect; and how formulaic patterns involving particular words can underlie the texture and meanings of entire novels. Together, the contributions to this collection provide a convincing reassessment of the potential creativity of the formulaic in a variety of linguistic and literary contexts. This book was originally published as a special issue of the European Journal of English Studies.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::D Literature & literary studies
dc.subject.otherLanguage
dc.subject.otherwritten language
dc.subject.otherliterature
dc.subject.otherformulaicity
dc.subject.othercreativity
dc.titleFormulaicity and Creativity in Language and Literature
dc.typebook
oapen.relation.isPublishedByfa69b019-f4ee-4979-8d42-c6b6c476b5f0
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_nameTaylor & Francis
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_websitehttp://www.taylorandfrancis.com/
oapen.relation.hasChapterChapter 1 Formulaic sequences: a drop in the ocean of constructions or something more significant?
oapen.imprintRoutledge
oapen.pages126


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