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Routledge Studies in Multimodality


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Edited by Kay O'Halloran, Routledge Studies in Multimodality aims to advance knowledge of multimodal resources such as language, visual images, gesture, action, music, sound, 3-D artefacts, architecture and space, as well as the ways these resources integrate to create meaning in multimodal objects and events.

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Naming and Framing Understanding the Power of Words across Disciplines, Domains, and Modalities

Naming and Framing: Understanding the Power of Words across Disciplines, Domains, and Modalities

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Viktor Smith
February 18, 2021

This book offers an innovative, unified theoretical model for better understanding of the processes underpinning naming and framing and the power of words in shaping our perceived reality. // The volume outlines current theoretical paradigms and empirical findings on naming and framing and uses ...

Kinesemiotics Modelling How Choreographed Movement Means in Space

Kinesemiotics: Modelling How Choreographed Movement Means in Space

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Arianna Maiorani
November 30, 2020

This innovative work introduces the interdisciplinary field of research of kinesemiotics, offering a new adaptable model and means of analysis for understanding forms of movement-based communication, such as dance, that use a codified language shared by a community of users. It begins with a ...

Designing Learning with Embodied Teaching Perspectives from Multimodality

Designing Learning with Embodied Teaching: Perspectives from Multimodality

1st Edition

Fei Victor Lim
August 28, 2020

Teaching and learning involve more than just language. The teachers' use of gestures, the classroom spaces they occupy and the movements they make, as well as the tools they use, work together with language as a multimodal ensemble of meanings. Embodied teaching is about applying the ...

Multimodal Approaches to Media Discourses Reconstructing the Age of Austerity in the United Kingdom

Multimodal Approaches to Media Discourses: Reconstructing the Age of Austerity in the United Kingdom

1st Edition

Tim Griebel, Stefan Evert, Philipp Heinrich
August 19, 2020

Multimodal Approaches to Media Discourses brings together contributions from an interdisciplinary group of scholars on corpus-assisted analyses of multimodal data on austerity discourses in the United Kingdom, which extend and expand on the understanding of austerity but also of the methodologies ...

Shifts towards Image-centricity in Contemporary Multimodal Practices

Shifts towards Image-centricity in Contemporary Multimodal Practices

1st Edition

Hartmut Stöckl, Helen Caple, Jana Pflaeging
December 23, 2019

This innovative collection builds on current multimodal research to showcase image-centric practices in contemporary media, unpacking the increasing extent to which the visual plays a principal role in modern day communication. The volume begins by providing a concise overview of the history and ...

Transmediations Communication Across Media Borders

Transmediations: Communication Across Media Borders

1st Edition

Niklas Salmose, Lars Elleström
December 02, 2019

This collection offers a multi-faceted exploration of transmediations, the processes of transfer and transformation that occur when communicative acts in one medium are mediated again through another. While previous research has explored these processes from a broader perspective, Salmose and ...

A Multimodal Perspective on Applied Storytelling Performances Narrativity in Context

A Multimodal Perspective on Applied Storytelling Performances: Narrativity in Context

1st Edition

Soe Marlar Lwin
September 26, 2019

In this volume, Soe Marlar Lwin proposes a contextualized multimodal framework that brings together storytelling practitioners’ and academic researchers’ conceptions of storytelling. It aims to highlight the ways in which various institutions in contemporary society have been using live ...

The Semiotics of Movement in Space

The Semiotics of Movement in Space

1st Edition

Robert James McMurtrie
August 30, 2019

The Semiotics of Movement in Space explores how people move through buildings and interact with objects in space. Focusing on visitors to the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney, McMurtrie analyses and interprets movement and space relations to highlight new developments and applications of ...

Design Perspectives on Multimodal Documents System, Medium, and Genre Relations

Design Perspectives on Multimodal Documents: System, Medium, and Genre Relations

1st Edition

Matthew David Lickiss
July 23, 2019

This volume integrates multimodal theoretical frameworks with those from graphic communication and information design and applies this critical synthesis to the examination of the changes and relationships that occur when multimodal documents are distributed across various means and channels of ...

Advancing Multimodal and Critical Discourse Studies Interdisciplinary Research Inspired by Theo Van Leeuwen’s Social Semiotics

Advancing Multimodal and Critical Discourse Studies: Interdisciplinary Research Inspired by Theo Van Leeuwen’s Social Semiotics

1st Edition

Sumin Zhao, Emilia Djonov, Anders Björkvall, Morten Boeriis
July 12, 2019

As a founder and leading figure in multimodality and social semiotics, Theo van Leuween has made significant contributions to a variety of research fields, including discourse analysis, sociolinguistics, communication and media studies, education, and design. In celebration of his illustrious ...

The Discourse of YouTube Multimodal Text in a Global Context

The Discourse of YouTube: Multimodal Text in a Global Context

1st Edition

Phil Benson
July 12, 2019

The Discourse of YouTube explores the cutting edge of contemporary multimodal discourse through an in-depth analysis of structures, processes and content in YouTube discourse. YouTube is often seen as no more than a place to watch videos, but this book argues that YouTube and YouTube pages can also...

The Materiality of Writing A Trace Making Perspective

The Materiality of Writing: A Trace Making Perspective

1st Edition

Christian Mosbæk Johannessen, Theo van Leeuwen
July 12, 2019

This book examines the materiality of writing. It adopts a multimodal approach to argue that writing as we know it is only a small part of the myriad gestures we make, practices we engage in, and media we use in the process of trace-making. Taking a broad view of the act of writing, the volume ...

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