Creativity and television drama: a corpus-based multimodal analysis of pattern-reforming creativity in House M.D.

  title={Creativity and television drama: a corpus-based multimodal analysis of pattern-reforming creativity in House M.D.},
  author={Locky Law},
  • Locky Law
  • Published 15 August 2019
  • Sociology
  • Corpora
Carter's (2004) theory of creativity in everyday common talk is by far the most influential in the field. He hypothesises that linguistic creativity can be categorised into pattern-forming and pattern-reforming creativity. Television drama, despite its global popularity, receives little attention from the field of linguistics. This paper aims to explore the ‘common ground’ in television drama dialogue and linguistic creativity through deciphering how pattern-reforming creativity is realised… 
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