Multimodality and Social Semiosis: Communication, Meaning-Making, and Learning in the Work of Gunther Kress by Margit B©ckMultimodality and Social Semiosis: Communication, Meaning-Making, and Learning in the Work of Gunther Kress by Margit B©ck

Multimodality and Social Semiosis: Communication, Meaning-Making, and Learning in the Work of…

EditorMargit B©ck, Norbert Pachler

Hardcover | December 4, 2013

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Gunther Kress, one of the founders of social semiotics and multimodality, has made lasting contributions to these fields through his work in semiotics and meaning-making; power and identity; agency, design, production; and pedagogy and learning; in varied sites of transformation. This book brings together leading scholars in a variety of disciplines, including social semiotics, pedagogy, linguistics, media and communication studies, new literacy studies, ethnography, academic literacy, literary criticism and, more recently, medical/clinical education, to examine and build upon his work. This disciplinary diversity is evidence of the ways in which Kress' work has influenced and been influenced by a wide range of academic work and intellectual endeavors and how it has been used to lay foundations for theory-building and concept development in a varied yet connected range of areas.

The individual contributions to the book pick up the threads of the often collaborative work of the authors with Kress; they show how these approaches were subsequently developed and discuss what future trajectories the authors see for them.

Norbert Pachleris Pro-Director: Professional Education and Professor of Education at the Institute of Education, University of London, UK.Margit B'ckis Senior Research Fellow and Lecturer at the Department of Communication Studies, University of Salzburg, Austria.
Title:Multimodality and Social Semiosis: Communication, Meaning-Making, and Learning in the Work of…Format:HardcoverDimensions:314 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.98 inPublished:December 4, 2013Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

ForewordGeoff WhittyIntroductionMargit B'ck, and Norbert PachlerPart I: Two personal views 1. Kress on Kress: Using a Method to Read a LifeBob Hodge2. On Transformation: Reflections on the Work of, and Working with, Gunther KressMary Kalantzis and Bill CopePart II: Semiotics and Meaning-Making3. Semiotic and Spatial Scope: Towards a Materialistic SemioticsJan Blommaert4. Proactive Design Theories of Sign Use: Reflections on Gunther KressJames Paul Gee5. Making Meaning in Japanese: Orthographic Principles and Semiotic Meaning PotentialSean McGovern6. Colour SchemesTheo van Leeuwen7. On the Problematics of Visual Imageryjan jagodzinski8. Mediated Frameworks for ParticipationSonia Livingstone and Peter Lunt9. The Search for Multimodality. Mimesis, Performativity, and RitualChristoph Wulf10. On Magical Language: Multimodality and the Power to Change ThingsStephen Muecke11. Multimodality and New Literacy Studies: Exploring ComplimentarityBrian StreetPart III: Shaping Knowledge: Agency in Learning and Design12. Gunther Kress and PoliticsKen Jones13. Transformation and Sign-Making: The Principles of Sketching in Designs for LearningStaffan Selander14. Bildungssprache ' A Case of Multiliteracies and MultimodalitiesIngrid Gogolin15. Kressian Moments in South African Classrooms: Multimodality, Representation, and LearningDenise Newfield16. Voice as Design: Exploring Academic Voice in Multimodal Texts in Higher EducationArlene Archer17. After Writing: Rethinking the Paths to CompositionJennifer Rowsell & Kate Pahl18. Semiotic Work in the Apparently Mundane: Completing a Structured WorksheetDiane Mavers19. Visual Communication in a Physics CourseJon Ogborn20. From Error to Multimodal Semiosis: Reading Student Writing DifferentlyMary Scott21. Encounters and (Missed) Opportunities ' Rethinking Media and Communication Studies from a Multimodal PerspectiveBrigitte HipflPart IV: Knowing and Learning Beyond the Walls of the Traditional Education22. Composition and Appropriation in a Culture Characterised by ProvisionalityBen Bachmair and Norbert Pachler23. Towards a Social and Ethical View of Semiosis: Examples from the MuseumEva Insulander and Fredrik Lindstrand24. Multimodality and Digital Environments: An Illustrative Example of the Museum Visitor ExperienceCarey Jewitt25. Making Meaning in the Operating TheatreRoger Kneebone26. Learning, Design and Performance: Towards a Semiotic-Ethnographic Account of Surgical SimulationJeff Bezemer