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Language, Literacy, and Technology

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Title: Discourses in Place
Subtitle: Language in the Material World
Written By: Ronald Scollon
Suzanne Wong Scollon
Description:

The way we interpret language depends on where the words we are reading are placed in the world. Discourses in Place explores how the physical and material characteristics of language in the world give meaning to communication. In the book Ron and Suzanne Scollon argue that we can only interpret the meaning of public texts like road signs, notices and brand logos by considering the world and culture that surrounds them. Drawing on a wide range of real examples, from signs in the Chinese mountains to urban centers in Europe, Asia and America, the book equips students with the methodology and models they need to undertake their own research in 'geosemiotics', this key interface between semiotics and intercultural communication. Including a 'how to use this book' section, group and individual activities and a glossary of main terms, the book is essential reading for anyone with an interest in language and they way we communicate.

Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Pragmatics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0415290481
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 258
Prices: U.S. $ 95

 
 
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ISBN: 041529049X
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 258
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