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Message 1: Symposium on Multimodal Approaches to Communication
Date: 12-Mar-2009
From: Elisabetta Adami <elisabetta.adamiunivr.it>
Subject: Symposium on Multimodal Approaches to Communication
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Symposium on Multimodal Approaches to Communication
Short Title: multimodality09

Date: 27-May-2009 - 27-May-2009
Location: Verona, Italy
Contact: Elisabetta Adami
Contact Email: multimodalitylingue.univr.it
Meeting URL: http://profs.lingue.univr.it/multimodality/

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Discipline of Linguistics;
Discourse Analysis; General Linguistics; Linguistic Theories; Sociolinguistics

Meeting Description:

Symposium on 'Multimodal Approaches to Communication', University of Verona, 27
May 2009
Website: http://profs.lingue.univr.it/multimodality/

Social Semiotics (Hodge and Kress, 1988) has been refining its analytic tools
for more than a decade, starting from Visual Grammar (Kress and van Leeuwen,
1996, 2006) and founding Multimodal Discourse Analysis (Kress and van Leeuwen,
2001). Since then, also in Italian academic contexts, several researchers have
been working alongside this agenda and have produced a number of valuable
studies, in some cases developing original frameworks (cf. for example Baldry
and Thibault, 2006).

Social semiotics and multimodal analysis refer explicitly to Hallidayan
linguistics, by transforming its tools and interpretative framework so as to
give account of all semiotic modes and practices. In the Italian context,
researchers on multimodality generally work within the area of Linguistic
Studies and, specifically, of Studies on English Language and Linguistics. Yet
not only are linguistic categories and tools hardly suitable for the analysis of
multimodal texts; even more, a multimodal approach to texts confers new
perspectives to the interpretation of language and communication.

Stemming from these considerations, the Symposium on 'Multimodal Approaches to
Communication' (Verona, 27 May 2009) will gather Italian researchers in the
field to discuss their works with reference to how multimodal analysis sheds new
light onto linguistic studies and studies on communication.

The Symposium presents itself as an opportunity for opening a discussion onto
new possibilities and directions for interpreting human communication.

Keynote speakers:
- Gunther Kress
(Centre for Multimodal Research, Institute of Education, University of London)
- Carey Jewitt
(Centre for Multimodal Research, London Knowledge Lab)

Symposium on 'Multimodal Approaches to Communication', University of Verona,
27 May 2009
Website: http://profs.lingue.univr.it/multimodality/

Programme

8.45-9.00 Welcome address

Keynote speech
9.00-10.00 Carey Jewitt: ''Different approaches to multimodality''

Session: Dynamic images
10.00-10.30 Deirdre Kantz: ''A multimodal diachronic study of public information
films: application in the classroom''
10.30-11.00 Ilaria moschini: ''Music & Series: The Verbalizing Role of
Soundtracks in Contemporary TV Series''
11.00-11.30 coffee break

Keynote speech
11.30-12.30 Gunther Kress: ''Changes in cultural technologies of communication
and representation: recording, documenting, transcribing''

Session: Web
12.30-13.00 Elisabetta Adami: ''Sign-making patterns in video-interaction on
YouTube''
13.00-13.30 Ivana Marenzi: ''Web 2 interaction and educational genres: social,
interactional, technological and multimodal aspects''
13.30-14.30 lunch
Session: Face-to-face interaction
14.30-15.15 Anthony Baldry & Paul Thibault: ''Multimodal turn-taking''
15.15-15.45 Martin Solly: '''Giving the graduates an earful': identity and
interaction in commencement speeches''
15.45-16.15 Francesca Coccetta: ''Bringing a multimodal perspective to the
investigation of spoken corpora''
16.15-16.45 coffee break

Session: Specific discourses
16.45-17.15 Giuliana Garzone: ''Tourist communication on the Web: a
multi-generic perspective''
17.15-17.45 Sandra Campagna & Cecilia Boggio: ''Multimodality in Economic
discourse''
17.45-18.15 Elena Montagna: ''Politicians and their dress code: the case of
Margaret Thatcher''

18.15-18.45 Poster presentations
- Ilaria Fornasini: ''Illuminated multimodality: Communicative dynamics in later
medieval manuscripts''
- Caterina Guardamagna: ''Medical Communication: A corpus of medical
simulation/animation''
- Rosalba Rizzo: ''Multimodal analysis: Online newspapers''
- Maria Grazia Sindoni: ''Blogs and Multimodality''

Scientific committee:
Elisabetta Adami (University of Verona)
Roberta Facchinetti (University of Verona)
Cesare Gagliardi (University of Verona)
Gunther Kress (Centre for Multimodal Research, Institute of Education,
University of London)
Carey Jewitt (Centre for Multimodal Research, London Knowledge Lab)
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