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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 09, 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...

Shifts towards Image-centricity in Contemporary Multimodal Practices

Shifts towards Image-centricity in Contemporary Multimodal Practices

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Hartmut Stöckl, Helen Caple, Jana Pflaeging
October 03, 2019

This innovative collection builds on current multimodal research to showcase image-centric practices in contemporary media, unpacking the increasing extent to which the visual plays a principal role in modern day communication. The volume begins by providing a concise overview of the history and...

The Semiotics of Movement in Space

The Semiotics of Movement in Space

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Robert James McMurtrie
August 30, 2019

The Semiotics of Movement in Space explores how people move through buildings and interact with objects in space. Focusing on visitors to the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney, McMurtrie analyses and interprets movement and space relations to highlight new developments and applications of...

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

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

1st Edition

Matthew David Lickiss
July 23, 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...

The Discourse of YouTube: Multimodal Text in a Global Context

The Discourse of YouTube: Multimodal Text in a Global Context

1st Edition

Phil Benson
July 12, 2019

The Discourse of YouTube explores the cutting edge of contemporary multimodal discourse through an in-depth analysis of structures, processes and content in YouTube discourse. YouTube is often seen as no more than a place to watch videos, but this book argues that YouTube and YouTube pages can also...

Advancing Multimodal and Critical Discourse Studies: Interdisciplinary Research Inspired by Theo Van Leeuwen’s Social Semiotics

Advancing Multimodal and Critical Discourse Studies: Interdisciplinary Research Inspired by Theo Van Leeuwen’s Social Semiotics

1st Edition

Sumin Zhao, Emilia Djonov, Anders Björkvall, Morten Boeriis
July 12, 2019

As a founder and leading figure in multimodality and social semiotics, Theo van Leuween has made significant contributions to a variety of research fields, including discourse analysis, sociolinguistics, communication and media studies, education, and design. In celebration of his illustrious...

The Materiality of Writing: A Trace Making Perspective

The Materiality of Writing: A Trace Making Perspective

1st Edition

Christian Mosbæk Johannessen, Theo van Leeuwen
July 12, 2019

This book examines the materiality of writing. It adopts a multimodal approach to argue that writing as we know it is only a small part of the myriad gestures we make, practices we engage in, and media we use in the process of trace-making. Taking a broad view of the act of writing, the volume...

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...

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