Multimodality and systemic functional analysis

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    Abstract

    Multimodality is the study of how multiple communication modes combine to make meaning (e.g., language, gesture, and proxemics; language, image, and layout). But multi-modality is not a discipline or a theory; it is "a field of application" (Jewitt, 2009, p. 2) which transcends and draws on different disciplines and theories. The recognition that all communication is multimodal has profound implications for applied linguistics, and questions long-standing assumptions about the nature of language, and how it should be learned, taught, researched, and theorized.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe Encyclopedia of applied linguistics
    EditorsCarol A Chapelle
    Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
    PublisherBlackwell Publishing
    Pages1-7
    Number of pages7
    ISBN (Print)9781405198431
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2013

    Keywords

    • discourse analysis
    • multimodality
    • systemic functional linguistics

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