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Title Advancing multimodal and critical discourse studies : interdisciplinary research inspired by Theo van Leeuwen's social semiotics / edited by Sumin Zhao, Emilia Djonov, Anders Björkvall and Morten Boeriis
Published New York : Routledge, 2018


Description 1 online resource
Series Routledge studies in multimodality ; 19
Routledge studies in multimodality ; 19.
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1. Social Semiotics: A Theorist and a Theory in Retrospect and Prospect / Sumin Zhao -- 2. Changing Academic Common Sense: A Personal Recollection of Collaborative Work / Gunther Kress -- 3. "Strangers in Europe": A Discourse-Historical Approach to the Legitimation of Immigration Control 2015/16 / Ruth Wodak -- 4. Limits of Semiotics -- Epistemology and the Concept of ̀Race' / Philip Bell -- 5. Can a Sign Reveal Its Meaning?: On the Question of Interpretation and Epistemic Contexts / Staffan Selander -- 6. Towards a Multimodal Social Semiotic Agenda for Touch / Carey Jewitt -- 7. Reading That Which Should Not Be Signified: Community Currency in the UK / Anxabelle Moonky -- 8. Sound Semiotic Investigation of How Subjective Experiences Are Signified in Ex Machina (2014) / Gilbert Gabriel -- 9. Unravelling the Myth of Multiple Endings and the Narrative Labyrinth in Mr. Nobody (2010) / Chiao-I Tseng -- 10. New Codifications, New Practices: The Multimodal Communication of Cross Fit / David Machin -- 11. S̀emiotics of Value' in Upcycling / Anders Bjorkvall -- 12. Multimodal Recontextualisations of Images in Violent Extremist Discourse / Rebecca Lange
Summary "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 research career, this volume brings together a group of leading and emerging scholars in these fields to review, explore and advance two central research agendas set out by van Leeuwen: the categorisation of the meaning potential of various semiotic resources and the examination of their uses in different forms of communication, and the critical analysis of the interaction between semiotic forms, norms and technology in discursive practices. Through 11 cutting-edge research papers and an experimental visual essay, the book investigates a broad range of semiotic resources including touch, sound, image, texture, and discursive practices such as community currency, fitness regime, film scoring, and commodity upcycling. The book showcases how social semiotics and multimodality can provide insights into the burning issues of the day, such as global neoliberalism, terrorism, consumerism, and immigration."--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Leeuwen, Theo van -- Influence
Modality (Linguistics)
Semiotics -- Social aspects
PSYCHOLOGY -- Social Psychology.
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Modality (Linguistics)
Semiotics -- Social aspects
Form Electronic book
Author Zhao, Sumin, editor.
Djonov, Emilia, 1975- editor.
Björkvall, Anders, editor.
Boeriis, Morten, editor.
ISBN 9781315520995