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LINGUIST List 24.1985

Thu May 09 2013

Books: Multimodality and Social Semiosis: Böck, Pachler (Eds)

Editor for this issue: Rebekah McClure <rebekahlinguistlist.org>

Date: 08-May-2013
From: Nuria Ruiz <nuria.ruiztandf.co.uk>
Subject: Multimodality and Social Semiosis: Böck, Pachler (Eds)
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Title: Multimodality and Social Semiosis
Subtitle: Communication, Meaning-Making, and Learning in the Work of Gunther Kress
Series Title: Routledge Studies in Multimodality
Published: 2013
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
                http://www.routledge.com/

Book URL: http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415508148/

Editor: Margit Böck
Editor: Norbert Pachler
Hardback: ISBN: 9780415508148 Pages: 300 Price: U.K. £ 80.00
Abstract:

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.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Ling & Literature
                            Sociolinguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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