Multimodal Epistemologies: Towards An Integrated Framework by Arianna MaioraniMultimodal Epistemologies: Towards An Integrated Framework by Arianna Maiorani

Multimodal Epistemologies: Towards An Integrated Framework

EditorArianna Maiorani, Christine Christie

Hardcover | May 1, 2014

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This volume develops a new multimodal semiotic approach to the study of communication, examining how multimodal discourse is construed transmedially and interculturally and how new technologies and cultural stances inform communicative contexts across the world.

It contributes to current theoretical debates in the disciplines of semiotics, linguistics, multimodality, and pragmatics, as well as those aspects of pedagogy and film studies that engage with the notions of text and narrative by addressing questions such as: How do we study multimedia communication? How do we incorporate the impact of new media technologies into the study of Linguistics and Semiotics? How do we construe culture in modern communication? How useful are the current multidisciplinary approaches to multimodal communication?

Through the analysis of specific case studies that are developed within diverse academic disciplines and which draw on a range of theoretical frameworks, the goal of this book is to provide a basis for an overarching framework that can be applied by scholars and students with different academic and cultural backgrounds.

Arianna Maioraniis a Senior Lecturer in Linguistics in the Department of English and Drama, Loughborough University, UK. She holds a PhD in Cultural Sciences and has published extensively in the fields of SFL analysis of literature and Multimodality, with a specific focus of films and Internet as cultural phenomena.Christine Christieis...
Title:Multimodal Epistemologies: Towards An Integrated FrameworkFormat:HardcoverDimensions:310 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.98 inPublished:May 1, 2014Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415825237

ISBN - 13:9780415825238

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Table of Contents

IntroductionChris Christie and Arianna Maiorani  Part 1: Multimodality as a Semiotic Perspective 1. An eye-tracking report on reference points, cognitive affordance and multimodal metaphorsLuna Bergh and Tanya Beelders 2. Demotivators as deprecating and phatic multimodal communicative actsKrzysztofOzga 3. Legitimation in Multimodal Material EnsemblesGiulio Pagani  4. A pragma-semiotic analysis of advertisements as multimodal texts: A Case StudyChiara Pollaroli and Sabrina Mazzali-Lurati  5. Analysing Pictures: A Systemic-Functional Semiotic Model for DrawingHoward Riley  6. Multimodal Advertisement As Genre Within a Historical ContextSonjaStarc Part 2: Multimodality as a Tool for Cultural Research 7. A Multimodal Analysis of the Metonymic Indexing of Power Relations in Novel and Film Christine Christie  8. Re-Bombing in Memento. Traumata of Coventry, Belgrade and Dresden in Multimodal Collective MemoryJan Krasni 9. Argumentation, Persuasion and Manipulation on Revisionist Websites: A Multimodal Rhetorical Analysis Michael Rinn  10. A Corpus Approach to Semantic Transformations in Multisemiotic TextsAlexandarTrklya 11. Multimodality and Illustrations: A Comparative Study of the English and Italian illustrated first editions ofThe Jungle Booksby Rudyard KiplingMonicaTurci Part 3: Multimodality as a Way to Analyse Contemporary Narrative Processes  12. Pragmatic Markers in Audiovisual TranslationMaria Freddi 13. Filmic Narrative Sequences as Multimodal Environments: A New Perspective on the Effects of DubbingAriannaMaiorani 14. Multimodal Analysis of the Textual Function in Children's Face-to-Face Classroom InteractionRoberta Taylor15. The Contribution of Language to Multimodal Storytelling in Commercials SabineWahl  16. Coherence in Film: Analysing the Logical Form of Multimodal DiscourseJanina WildfeuerConclusionArianna Maiorani and Chris Christie

Editorial Reviews

'This volume enriches the approaches and analytical methods in the study of multimodality and multimodal communication by presenting studies with both practical analysis and theoretical considerations...with theoretical and methodological innovations, this edited volume offers its reader a range of recent studies in multimodal discourses of diverse kinds. These studies renew our knowledge, or in the editors¿ term, ¿epistemologies¿ in multimodality and the rules played by multimodality in contemporary communication.' - Kunkun Zhang, Macquarie University, The LINGUIST List