Is Creativity in Language Innate or Acquired?

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Creativity is the ability to produce novel and appropriate work.Ronald Carter defines creativity in language as “imaginative analogy”. Creativity in language is a fundamental advantage in our everyday spoken language. It is a distinctive character of all people and not for exceptional people. Language and creativity covers that speaker manipulate in meanings in a variety of creative ways and in a wide range of social contexts. Children’s creative play with language is a social practice and a rehearsal of adult life. Folklorists have been interested in children’s lore and they associated with childhood the playground rhymes and games. Moreover, they have celebrated children’s artful language play as a quintessential tradition. Child’s first years are more relevant and primary because they have the chance to save information and learn more than the adult in which they engage and learn from their social environment. The exposure of children’s creativity takes different forms and it is expressed in various ways. Linguists have reported that children’s language play is concerned with the creative nature of language acquisition in addition to the importance of the degree that child has mastered. Now is creativity in language innate or acquired?

Babies are born with no ability to speak in the first month. But they have the capacity to learn language by listening to the speech of people around them. they can hear and listen even before they are born. Children are born with a genetic predisposition which gives them the chance to engage actively, to save information and words and to communicate effectively and respond to others. For Trevarthen, infants are innately equipped to communicate and this characteristic includes ...

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... Finally, we can say that all babies are the most intelligent human in the world, they can learn in an active way and save a lot of information and names.. There is no stupid human they all have the ability to communicate, to respond to others. This advantage needs training and care from the parent. Children prefer to learn by playing games because it is fun for them. It gives them the chance to discover the environment and how they solve problems and how they engage with others. Speech play is instrumental to the acquisition of adult verbal art. Also the parents are responsible for their children to choose for them the best game and to communicate with them through using the great word because any false word it will be saved by the infant. Vygotsky remarked’ play is the natural means of a child’s self-education, an exercise oriented toward the future.’
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