How does human cognition give rise to such complex manifestations as oral poetic performance, and how are they affected by the introduction of writing?

ORFORCREA investigates the cognitive basis of creativity in verbal art, examining its interplay with both oral tradition and literacy. How can we approach as intricate a problem as verbal creativity with manageable, but at the same time ecologically valid and culturally situated data?

While everyday human speech is extremely complex for analysis and has vast lexical and phraseological resources, the language material in oral traditions is typically organized in narrower terms, with idiomaticity enhanced because of poetic requirements, such as the constraints of the poetic line, rhyme patterns, plots, or themes, as well as form-meaning normativity (validity of a given expression within its poetic tradition).

Project ID

749952

Call ID

H2020-MSCA-IF-2016

Start Date

Tuesday, 1 August, 2017 - 12:15

End Date

Sunday, 22 September, 2019 - 12:15

Acronym

ORFORCREA

Organisation

UNIVERSIDAD DE NAVARRA

Country

Spain