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Title: Intersemiotic Texture: Analyzing cohesive devices between language and images
Paper URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10350330903361059
Author: Yu Liu
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Institution: Sichuan International Studies University
Author: Kay L O'Halloran
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Institution: National University of Singapore
Linguistic Field: Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis
Abstract: Recent research on multimodal discourse has explored the nature of semantic relations between different semiotic resources. Drawing on the interpretation of language as a social semiotic resource, this article proposes Intersemiotic Texture as the crucial property of coherent multimodal texts and presents a preliminary framework for cohesive devices between language and images. The framework is illustrated through examination of print media to demonstrate how the image–text relations are meta-functionally orchestrated across experiential, textual and logical meanings at the discourse stratum. A discourse-based model is suggested to analyze image–text logical relations complementary to existing grammar-based approaches. This research also develops a meta-language to describe Intersemiotic Cohesive Devices from two complementary perspectives: Intersemiotic Cohesion not only functions to integrate different modes together when multimodal discourse is conceptualized as a finished product, it also constitutes essential text-forming resources for semantic expansions across language and images during the ongoing contextualization of meanings in real time.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed
Publication Info: Social Semiotics Vol. 19 (4), pp. 367-388
URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10350330903361059


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