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Multimodality, Learning and Communication : a social semiotic frame /
Jeff Bezemer and Gunther Kress.
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Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2016, c2016
description
xi, 157 p. ; 24 cm
ISBN
041570961X, 0415709628, 9780415709613, 9780415709620, 9781315687537
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imprint
Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2016, c2016
isbn
041570961X
0415709628
9780415709613
9780415709620
9781315687537
abstract
"In this book, Gunther Kress and Jeff Bezemer present a new social semiotic theory which brings together communication, learning and identity through detailed analyses of a range of different multimodal environments, including classrooms, textbooks and hospital operating theatres. The world has changed and is changing, economically and technologically, and there is now a mismatch between academic disciplines and the tasks which need to be undertaken. In the light of this, the authors question what is learning, what is communication and what is the place of design in our contemporary world. The approach they develop shows the intrinsic connectedness of different fields of learning; these fields can now be shown as an integrated domain within one theoretical frame. With a focus on a range of socially shaped cultural resources, 'modes'; and how people use these 'to make (their) meanings material', they describe how different modes and combinations of modes are used, whether in communication or in the achievement of specific tasks. They hypothesize on the effects of the semiotic work that is being done and has been done, and reflect on the constant remaking of the semiotic resources in shaping identity. This book provides students and researchers with a framework which can be used to look at any multimodal environment, whether a dining room, an operating theatre or a classroom. With extensive illustrations and a comprehensive glossary of terms, this book is essential reading for all those working in multimodality, semiotics and related areas"--
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10269620
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.

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