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LINGUIST List 19.3523

Wed Nov 19 2008

Books: Ling Theories/Applied Ling: Unsworth (Ed)

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        1.    Luke Roberts, Multimodal Semiotics: Unsworth (Ed)


Message 1: Multimodal Semiotics: Unsworth (Ed)
Date: 17-Nov-2008
From: Luke Roberts <lroebrtscontinuumbooks.com>
Subject: Multimodal Semiotics: Unsworth (Ed)
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Title: Multimodal Semiotics
Subtitle: Functional Analysis in Contexts of Education
Published: 2008
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd
                http://www.continuumbooks.com

Book URL: http://www.continuumbooks.com

Editor: Len Unsworth
Hardback: ISBN: 0826499465 9780826499462 Pages: 272 Price: U.K. £ 75.00
Hardback: ISBN: 0826499465 9780826499462 Pages: 272 Price: U.S. $ 150.00
Abstract:

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.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Linguistic Theories

Written In: English (eng )

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