I just started reading Jonah Lehrer’s most recent work,
“Imagine: How Creativity Works.”
Have previously read and enjoyed one of Lehrer’s earlier books, “How We Decide,” I’m looking forward to his take on the concept of human creativity. He does a wonderful job of explaining concepts using scientific terms, but with additional background information and interesting narratives that make those scientific concepts accessible to a wider audience, which is exactly what I hope to do here for linguistics!
And even though I just started the book, I’ve already glanced through it, and noticed several linguistic concepts, notably a footnote that talks about using different verbs to describe a seemingly unsolvable problem, which is like the linguistic concept of re-framing.
I’m looking forward to seeing what else I can find and relate to my current training and research. Look for a future post where I discuss the details!