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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