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New Directions in the Analysis of Multimodal Discourse

1st Edition

Edited by Terry D. Royce, Wendy Bowcher


414 pages

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New Directions in the Analysis of Multimodal Discourse offers a comprehensive international view of multimodal discourse and presents new directions for research and application in this growing field. With contributions from top scholars around the world, this work opens up the field of multimodal discourse analysis as it covers a wide range of interests such as computational linguistics, education, ideology, and media discourse.

The range and scope of the chapters in this book provide groundbreaking insights into exploring and accounting for the various facets of multimodality in a range of texts and contexts. Initial chapters specifically aim to tackle theoretical issues, while subsequent chapters focus on important research areas such as writing and graphology, genre, ideology, computational concordancing, literacy, and cross cultural and cross linguistic issues. In the final chapters, an emphasis is placed on the educational implications of multimodality in first and second language contexts, a particularly new and interesting contribution.


"While those in the fields of linguistics and communication have the most to gain from the studies in Royce and Bowcher's collection, students as well as researchers in rhetoric, composition, English as a Second Language, and education will find particular selections in the text to be compelling and relevant to their own areas of scholarship. Indeed, this collection delivers on its promise to explore 'new directions' and new methods for analyzing multimodal discourse." --Christine Denecker, The University of Findlay, The CEA Forum

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface. C.M.I.M. Matthiessen, The Multimodal Page: A Systemic Functional Exploration. T.D. Royce, Intersemiotic Complementarity: A Framework for Multimodal Discourse Analysis. P.J. Thibault, Writing, Graphology, and Visual Semiosis. J. Bateman, J. Delin, R. Henschel, Mapping the Multimodal Genres of Traditional and Electronic Newspapers. A.P. Baldry, The Role of Multimodal Concordancers in Multimodal Corpus Linguistics. V.L. Fei, The Visual Semantics Stratum: Making Meaning in Sequential Images. J.R. Martin, M. Stenglin, Materializing Reconciliation: Negotiating Difference in a Transcolonial Exhibition. W.L. Bowcher, A Multimodal Analysis of Good Guys and Bad Guys in Rugby League Week. B. Mohan, T. Slater, E. Kobayashi, L. Luo, M. Kobayashi, K. Ji, Multimodal Scientific Representations Across Languages and Cultures. A.A. Ferreira, Japanese Semiotic Vernaculars in ESP Multiliteracies Projects. L. Unsworth, Multiliteracies and Multimodal Text Analysis in Classroom Work With Children's Literature. T.D. Royce, Multimodal Communicative Competence in Second Language Contexts.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Communication Studies
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General