Literature, Creativity and Language Awareness

Authored by: Geoff Hall

The Routledge Handbook of Language Awareness

Print publication date:  October  2017
Online publication date:  November  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138937048
eBook ISBN: 9781315676494
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315676494.ch10

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Abstract

Literature can be taken broadly as an instance of creative language use; for some, in some texts at least, it is the most creative use of language we have. Literature can and does frequently prompt awareness of language. There are evident relations between literature, language awareness and creativity which this chapter attempts to disentangle.

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