In grade school, no one would have ever guessed I'd grow up to become a linguist-- I was the kid who got Cs in French and couldn't produce a trill to save my life! I went to university majoring in civil engineering-- relieved that there was no language requirement for that major. But I ended up switching to geophysics, thinking that it would be less restrictive than engineering, and that it would allow me to spend more time in the mountains (which turned out to be wishful thinking)...Read more
The Cambridge Handbook of Communication Disorders examines the full range of developmental and acquired communication disorders and provides the most up-to-date and comprehensive guide to the epidemiology, aetiology and clinical features of these disorders.
What are multimodal texts? How can we transcribe and analyse them? How can
multimedia and internet help us in multimodal discourse analysis? What
postproduction and authoring skills are needed to analyse a multimodal text
or to develop a corpus of multimodal texts? How does integrating multimedia
meaning-making resources into hypertext multiply our meaning-making
potential? How does the study of language relate to multimodality and
multimedia, in particular in the e-learning age? How, and to what extent,
will multimodal discourse analysis re-shape linguistics?
In its attempt to provide answers to the questions raised above, and many
others, this book proposes concrete solutions to the problems of multimodal
text analysis and transcription of printed texts, websites and film. As
such, it constitutes a much needed course in multimodal text transcription
and analysis. It also suggests ways in which multimodal discourse analysis
can help both educators and students understand how meaning is made in the
e-learning environments that now play such an important role in our lives.
In both these respects, readers are encouraged to use the book in
conjunction with an associated and freely accessible website which provides
many illustrations and exercises that further contextualise and exemplify
the insights and descriptions provided by the book. As befits a coursebook,
the individual chapters of the book are carefully organised in such a way
as to provide a step-by-step progression in theoretical and descriptive