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Routledge Studies in Multimodality


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Edited by Kay O'Halloran, 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.

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A Multimodal Perspective on Applied Storytelling Performances: Narrativity in Context

A Multimodal Perspective on Applied Storytelling Performances: Narrativity in Context

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Soe Marlar Lwin
October 31, 2019

In this volume, Soe Marlar Lwin proposes a contextualized multimodal framework that brings together storytelling practitioners’ and academic researchers’ conceptions of storytelling. It aims to highlight the ways in which various institutions in contemporary society have been using live...

Design Perspectives on Multimodal Documents: System, Medium, and Genre Relations

Design Perspectives on Multimodal Documents: System, Medium, and Genre Relations

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Matthew David Lickiss
July 11, 2019

This volume integrates multimodal theoretical frameworks with those from graphic communication and information design and applies this critical synthesis to the examination of the changes and relationships that occur when multimodal documents are distributed across various means and channels of...

Pictorial Framing in Moral Politics: A Corpus-Based Experimental Study

Pictorial Framing in Moral Politics: A Corpus-Based Experimental Study

1st Edition

Ahmed Abdel-Raheem
November 05, 2018

This book seeks to extend research on framing beyond linguistic and cognitive perspectives by examining framing in visual and multimodal texts and their impact on moral cognition and attitudes. Drawing on perspectives from frame semantics, blending theory, relevance theory, and pragmatics, the...

Multimodal Stylistics of the Novel: More than Words

Multimodal Stylistics of the Novel: More than Words

1st Edition

Nina Nørgaard
October 12, 2018

This book advocates for a new analytical framework that extends our understanding of multimodal meaning-making in the novel. Integrating theoretical traditions from stylistics and the influential social semiotic approach to multimodal communication developed by Kress and van Leeuwen, Nørgaard...

A Multimodal Approach to Video Games and the Player Experience

A Multimodal Approach to Video Games and the Player Experience

1st Edition

Weimin Toh
October 11, 2018

This volume puts forth an original theoretical framework, the ludonarrative model, for studying video games which foregrounds the empirical study of the player experience. The book provides a comprehensive introduction to and description of the model, which draws on theoretical frameworks from...

Multimodal Semiotics and Rhetoric in Videogames

Multimodal Semiotics and Rhetoric in Videogames

1st Edition

Jason Hawreliak
October 10, 2018

This book merges recent trends in game studies and multimodal studies to explore the relationship between the interaction between videogames’ different modes and the ways in which they inform meaning for both players and designers. The volume begins by laying the foundation for integrating the two...

Multimodality and Aesthetics

Multimodality and Aesthetics

1st Edition

Elise Seip Tønnessen, Frida Forsgren
September 18, 2018

This volume explores the relationship between aesthetics and traditional multimodal communication to show how all semiotic resources, not just those situated within fine arts, have an aesthetic function. Bringing together contributions from an interdisciplinary group of researchers, the book...

Multimodality Across Classrooms: Learning About and Through Different Modalities

Multimodality Across Classrooms: Learning About and Through Different Modalities

1st Edition

Helen de Silva Joyce, Susan Feez
August 21, 2018

This volume takes a broad view of multimodality as it applies to a wide range of subject areas, curriculum design, and classroom processes to examine the ways in which multiple modes combine in contemporary classrooms and its subsequent impact on student learning. Grounded in a systemic functional...

The Hermeneutic Spiral and Interpretation in Literature and the Visual Arts

The Hermeneutic Spiral and Interpretation in Literature and the Visual Arts

1st Edition

Michael O'Toole
March 29, 2018

This collection brings together eighteen of the author’s original papers, previously published in a variety of academic journals and edited collections over the last three decades, on the process of interpretation in literature and the visual arts in one comprehensive volume. The volume highlights...

Multimodality in the Built Environment: Spatial Discourse Analysis

Multimodality in the Built Environment: Spatial Discourse Analysis

1st Edition

Louise J. Ravelli, Robert J. McMurtrie
February 12, 2018

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 of multimodal analysis, this book applies, adapts,...

The Structure of Multimodal Documents: An Empirical Approach

The Structure of Multimodal Documents: An Empirical Approach

1st Edition

Tuomo Hiippala
February 06, 2018

This book develops a new framework for describing the structure of multimodal documents: how language, image, layout and other modes of communication work together to convey meaning. Building on recent research in multimodal analysis, functional linguistics and information design, the book examines...

Multimodal Analysis in Academic Settings: From Research to Teaching

Multimodal Analysis in Academic Settings: From Research to Teaching

1st Edition

Belinda Crawford Camiciottoli, Inmaculada Fortanet-Gómez
February 05, 2018

This volume presents innovative research on the multimodal dimension of discourse specific to academic settings, with a particular focus on the interaction between the verbal and non-verbal in constructing meaning. Contributions by experienced and emerging researchers provide in-depth analyses in...

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