Creativity and Language Learning

"Creativity is not a capacity of special people but a special capacity of all people. It shows speakers as language makers and not simply as language users"! I find this conclusion absolutely fantastic! It comes at the end of the book titled: "Language and Creativity: the Art of Common Talk" written by Ron Carter -professor at Nottingham University- and published by Routeledge (second edition, 2016). Two fundamental points of this statement deserve to be highlighted: 1) "Creativity is a special capacity of all people" and 2) "Creativity shows speakers as language makers not simply language users"

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How to use the moccasins of your brother at very best

It is a hard time to speak about understanding. It is hard in this time to "imagine all the people sharing all the world" as John Lennon sang.... It seems a time when we don't want to understand each other.... when we are learning to survive with deaf ears... when explosions replace the sound of music... Is this what we want for our children? Did we give up feeding their hope? spark their imagination? encourage them to stand for the future they want to?

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