Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) has awared a new research grant funding a project led by PD. Dr. Agnieszka Ewa Krautz (GZ: KR5352/1-1, ~78,000 €). The project is called „Exploration of Linguistic Creativity in Multilingual Speakers“ and aims to explore the more playful aspect of language use and flexibility when operating in multiple languages.
In this project, we will explore the notion of linguistic creativity in its narrow sense of lexical creativity. Specifically, we will look at three areas that relate to the: (1) production of compound nouns; (2) coining of novel metaphors; and (3) use of diminutive forms, which reflect the more playful aspect of language use and flexibility when operating in multiple linguistic systems. We expect to observe a multilingual/
The novelty of this project relates to the use of psycholinguistic experiments to explore the notion of creativity. The findings will be generalized to research on multilingualism and its relevance to the creative industries, such as the advertising market, press market, or broadcasting industry.
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