Series Editor: Kay O’Halloran, National University of Singapore
Routledge Studies in Multimodality aims to advance knowledge of multimodal resources such as language, visual images, gesture, action, music, sound, 3-D artefacts, architecture and space, as well as the ways these resources integrate to create meaning in multimodal objects and events.
Studies of multimodality have significantly advanced our understanding of the potential of different semiotic resources—verbal, visual, aural, and kinetic—to make meaning and allow people to achieve various social purposes such as persuading, entertaining, and explaining. Yet little is known about...
Published September 24th 2013 by Routledge
Towards a New Paradigm for Multimodal Film Analysis
This book contributes to the analysis of film from a multimodal and textual perspective by extending formal semantics into the realm of multimodal discourse analysis. It accounts for both the inferential as well as intersemiotic meaning making processes in filmic discourse and therefore addresses...
Published September 8th 2013 by Routledge
Recognition, Resources, and Access
This book brings together social semiotics, cultural studies, multiliteracies, and other approaches in order to theorize very different learning environments, giving visibility to the modal effect in a range of disciplines. It highlights the ideological nature of discursive practices, examines...
Published March 16th 2014 by Routledge
Towards an Integrated Framework
This volume develops a new multimodal semiotic approach to the study of communication, examining how multimodal discourse is construed transmedially and interculturally and how new technologies and cultural stances inform communicative contexts across the world. It contributes to current...
To Be Published April 27th 2014 by Routledge
How Films Mean
This book presents a new basis for the empirical analysis of film. Starting from an established body of work in film theory, the authors show how a close incorporation of the current state of the art in multimodal theory—including accounts of the syntagmatic and paradigmatic axes of organisation,...
Published September 25th 2011 by Routledge
Exploring Issues and Domains
The phenomenon of multimodality has, as Jewitt observes, generated interest "across many disciplines...against the backdrop of considerable social change." Contemporary societies are grappling with the social implications of the rapid increase in sophistication and range of multimodal practices,...
Published June 6th 2011 by Routledge
Communication, Meaning-Making, and Learning in the Work of Gunther Kress
Gunther Kress, one of the founders of social semiotics and multimodality, has made lasting contributions to these fields through his work in semiotics and meaning-making; power and identity; agency, design, production; and pedagogy and learning; in varied sites of transformation. This book brings...
Published April 25th 2013 by Routledge
In this wide-ranging collection, leading scholars, researchers, and emergent researchers from around the world come together and present examples of multimodal discourse analysis in practice. The book illustrates new theoretical, methodological and empirical research into new...
Published November 8th 2011 by Routledge
Spatial Discourse Analysis
This book provides an extended exploration of the multimodal analysis of spatial (three-dimensional) texts of the built environment, culminating in a holistic approach termed Spatial Discourse Analysis (SpDA). Based on existing frameworks frameworks of multimodal analysis, this book...
To Be Published March 31st 2015 by Routledge
Since the turn of the millennium, there has seen an increase in the inclusion of typography, graphics and illustration in fiction. This book engages with visual and multimodal devices in twenty-first century literature, exploring canonical authors like Mark Z. Danielewski and Jonathan Safran Foer...
Published October 24th 2011 by Routledge
The contributors in this collection question what kinds of relationships hold between narrative studies and the recently established field of multimodality, evaluate how we might develop an analytical vocabulary which recognizes that stories do not consist of words alone, and demonstrate the...
Published August 18th 2009 by Routledge
A Multimodal Approach
Common patterns of interactions are altered in the digital world and new patterns of communication have emerged, challenging previous notions of what communication actually is in the contemporary age. Online configurations of interaction, such as video chats, blogging, and social networking...
Published May 20th 2013 by Routledge