Multimodal Discourse Analysis: Systemic Functional Perspectives

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Kay O'Halloran
A&C Black, Jun 8, 2004 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 252 pages
This book brings together cutting-edge research on multimodal texts and the "discourses" generated through the interaction of two or more modes of communication, for example pictures of language, typography and layout, body movement and camera movement. The contributors collected within this volume use systemic functional linguistics to analyze how meaning is generated within a series of case studies. The result is a comprehensive survey of the ways in which enhanced meaning emerges through the interaction of more than one mode of communication.

Multimodal Discourse Analysis will be useful to researchers interested in the application of systemic functional linguistics to media studies, discourse analysis and cognitive linguistics.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Threedimensional material objects in space
9
Electronic media and film
81
Print media
161
Index
247
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Dr Kay O'Halloran is Associate Professorin the Department of English Language and Literature, and Director of the Multimodal Analysis Lab in the Interactive &Digital Media Institute (IMI) at theNational University of Singapore, Singapore.

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