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Title: Working with Multimodality
Subtitle: Rethinking Literacy in a Digital Age
Written By: Jennifer Rowsell
URL: http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415676205/
Description:

In today’s digital world, we have multiple modes of meaning-making: sounds, images, hypertexts. Yet, within literacy education, even ‘new’ literacies, we know relatively little about how to work with and produce modally complex texts. In Working with Multimodality, Jennifer Rowsell focuses on eight modes: words, images, sounds, movement, animation, hypertext, design and modal learning. Throughout the book each mode is illustrated by cases studies based on the author’s interviews with thirty people, who have extensive experience working with a mode in their field. From a song writer to a well known ballet dancer, these people all discuss what it means to do multimodality well. This accessible textbook brings the multiple modes together into an integrated theory of multimodality. Step-by-step, beginning with theory then exploring modes and how to work with them, before concluding with how to apply this in an investigation, each stage of working with multimodality is covered. Assuming no prior knowledge about multimodality and its properties, Working with Multimodality is designed to appeal to advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students interested in how learning and innovation is different in a digital and media age and is an essential textbook for courses in literacy, new media and multimodality within applied linguistics , education and communication studies.

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
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ISBN-13: 9780415676205
Pages: 182
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780415676205
Pages: 182
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9780415676236
Pages: 182
Prices: U.K. £ 80.00