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Title: Image/text relations and intersemiosis: Towards multimodal text description for multiliteracies education
Contributor(s): Unsworth, Len  (author)
Publication Date: 2007
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Abstract: The literacies needed in this multimedia information age must embrace both images and the printed word in electronic and traditional media. Today both language and images are integral to the texts we use. As well as making meanings separately, language and images combine to make meanings in new ways in contemporary texts. A functional semiotic theory of the ways images and language interact to make meanings can provide a metalanguage for literacy education that takes into account the multimodal forms of contemporary texts. This presentation draws on two large on-going Australian Government funded research projects in which the author is a chief investigator, to describe emerging functional semiotic accounts of image/text relations and their implications for approaches to multimodal literacy education.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Details: ISFC 2006: 33rd International Systemic Functional Congress, Sao Paulo, 10th - 15th July, 2006
Source of Publication: Proceedings of the 33rd IFSC: International Systemic Functional Congress, p. 1165-1205
Publisher: Pontificia Universidade Catolica de Sao Paulo
Place of Publication: São Paulo, Brazil
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 130204 English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl LOTE, ESL and TESOL)
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: E1 Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
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