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Title: Multimodal Semiotics
Subtitle: Functional Analysis in Contexts of Education
Edited By: Len Unsworth
URL: http://www.continuumbooks.com
Description:

This volume presents an overview of new developments and applications of
social semiotic theory. Pioneered by M.A.K. Halliday, social semiotic
theory sees meaning as created through the interaction of texts (including
writing, images, sound and space) within a given context. Divided into five
sections, the contributors use social semiotic theory to analyse a range of
contexts, includingthe classroom, the museum and cinema. The case studies
show the range and scope of this method of analysis, and include: the
school curriculum; literacy; print media; online resources; film; and
advertisting.

Multimodal Semiotics will be of interest to academics researching social
semiotic theory, systemic functional linguistics and applied linguistics.

Author
Len Unsworth is Professor in English and Literacies Education at the
University of New England in Armidale, Australia.

Review
"Our research in linguistics is currently facing a challenge of developing
effective tools for analysing ever varying modes of communication in our
global societies. Multimodal Semiotics further enhances the traditional
systemic-functional ways of studying discourses in contexts. It shows how
we can pursue full accounts of meaning-making by taking into consideration
the new ways that recent technologies enable us to combine resources and
modes of communication in three dimensional social spaces, in film, in
discourses of news and public media and in educational contexts. The
articles in this volume are inspiring and thought-provoking for all readers
interested in enhancing their knowledge in the interrelatedness of
linguistics, multimodality and semiotics. The book offers a highly
recommendable reading experience."
- Professor Eija Ventola, Department of English, University of Helsinki,
Finland.

Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (formerly The Continuum International Publishing Group)
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Linguistic Theories
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Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0826499465
ISBN-13: 9780826499462
Pages: 272
Prices: U.K. £ 75.00
U.S. $ 150.00