1st Edition

Multimodal Theory and Methodology
For the Analysis of (Inter)action and Identity

ISBN 9780367368326
Published February 28, 2020 by Routledge
120 Pages 19 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This concise guide outlines core theoretical and methodological developments of the growing field of Multimodal (Inter)action Analysis.

The volume unpacks the foundational relationship between multimodality and language and the key concepts which underpin the analysis of multimodal action and interaction and the study of multimodal identity. A focused overview of each concept charts its historical development, reviews the essential literature, and outlines its underlying theoretical frameworks and how it links to analytical tools. Norris illustrates the concept in practice via the inclusion of examples and an image-based transcript, table, or graph.

The book provides a succinct overview of the latest research developments in the field of Multimodal (Inter)action Analysis for early career scholars in the field as well as established researchers looking to stay up-to-date on core developments and learn more about a complementary approach to systemic functional and social semiotic frameworks.

Table of Contents

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Preface and General Introduction

Chapter 1: Multimodal Theory and Methodology: Background and Definitions

Chapter 2: Examining Multimodal Action and Interaction: Theory and Analytical Tools

Chapter 3: Examining Multimodal Identity: Theory and Analytical Tools




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Sigrid Norris is Professor of Multimodal (Inter)action and Director of the AUT Multimodal Research Centre at Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand. She is author of ‘Analyzing Multimodal Interaction,' ‘Identity in (Inter)action’ and ‘Systematically Working with Multimodal Data.' She also edits extensively with ‘4 Volumes on Multimodality’ in the Routledge Critical Concepts in Linguistics Series as the latest one; and is editor of the international journal ‘Multimodal Communication.’