Semiotic Margins

Semiotic Margins

The conference, entitled 'Semiotic Margins: Reclaiming Meaning', brought together scholars interested in multimodal discourse studies from a social-semiotic perspective. As the terms 'semiotic' and 'margins' suggest, it was motivated by ...

Author: Shoshana Dreyfus

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441173225

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 275

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A systemic functional linguistics study analysing how a wide range of modalities, other than language, make and communicate meaning. >
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Photojournalism A Social Semiotic Approach

Photojournalism  A Social Semiotic Approach

The Semiotics of Writing: Transdisciplinary Perspectives on the Technology of Writing. Brepols. (Semiotic and Cognitive Studies X), pp. 311–38. Martin, J. R., Christie, F. and Rothery, ... Semiotic Margins: Meaning in Modalities.

Author: H. Caple

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137314901

Category: Social Science

Page: 237

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This book explores the role of photographs in newspapers and online news, analyzing how meanings are made in images and exploring text-image relations, illustrated with authentic news stories from both print and online news outlets.
Categories: Social Science

Language and Culture on the Margins

Language and Culture on the Margins

In short, imitation of fragments of past semiotic configurations continued to be used to justify or contest centers and margins with ideas from elsewhere such as (under)development, ethnicity and good governance being invoked in the ...

Author: Sjaak Kroon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351244336

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 236

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This collection of thirteen essays examines sociolinguistic phenomena in a wide variety of marginal environments, providing both an overview of globalizaiton on the margins and a foundation for an expanded understanding of the processes of linguistic and cultural changes at work in these settings. Taking an expansive conceptual view of margins, the volume is organized in three parts, looking at examples of marginal spaces in the nation-state, in online environments, and in the peripheries of urban locations, globally to call attention to new and changing discursive genres, patterns, practices, and identities emerging in these spaces as a result of contemporary mobilities, the evolving global economy, and socio-political changes. With previous research previously confined to the study of globalization in urban areas, this volume opens the door for further research on the complex sociolinguistic processes resulting from globalization on the margins, making this an ideal resource for students and scholars in sociolinguistics, globalization and heritage studies, new media, anthropology, and cultural studies.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Social Semiotics

Social Semiotics

Incongruent and proud: de/vilifying 'nominalisation'. Discourse & Society 19(6): 801–10. ——, 2011a. Multimodal Semiotics: theoretical challenges. In: Shoshana Dreyfus, Susan Hood & Maree Stenglin (eds.), Semiotic Margins: reclaiming ...

Author: Thomas Hestbaek Andersen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317447870

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 174

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M.A.K Halliday’s work has been hugely influential in linguistics and beyond since the 1960s. This is a collection of interviews with key figures in the generation of social semioticians who have taken Halliday’s concept of social semiotics and developed it further in various directions, making their own original contributions to theory and practice. This book highlights their main lines of thought and considers how they relate to both the original concept of social semiotics and to each other. Key themes include: Linguistic studies, multilinguality and evolution of language; Text, discourse and classroom studies; Digital texts, computer communication and science teaching; Multimodal text- and discourse analysis; Education and literacy; Media work and visual and audio modes; Critical Discourse Analysis. Featuring interviews with leading figures from linguistics, education and communication studies, a framing introduction and concluding chapter summing up commonalities and differences, connections and conflicts and key themes, this is essential reading for any scholar or student working in the area of social semiotics and systemic functional linguistics. Additional video resources are available on the Routledge website. Featuring: Christian M.I.M. Matthiessen, Theo Van Leeuwen, James R. Martin, Jay Lemke, Gunther Kress
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Semiotics of Movement in Space

The Semiotics of Movement in Space

film and television: A social semiotic account of Hospital: An Unhealthy Business«. ... Kress, G. (2010) Multimodality: A Social Semiotic Approach to Contemporary Communication, London and New York: Routledge. ... Semiotic Margins: Meaning.

Author: Robert James McMurtrie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317276517

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 268

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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 spatial semiotics as he proposes that people’s movement options have the potential to transform the meaning of a particular space. He illustrates people’s interaction with microcamera footage of people’s movement through the museum from a first-person point of view, thereby providing an alternative, complementary perspective on how buildings are actually used. The book offers effective tools for practitioners to analyse people’s actual and potential movement patterns to rethink spatial design options from a semiotic perspective. The applicability of the semiotic principles developed in this book is demonstrated by examining movement options in a restaurant and a café, with the hope that the principles can be developed and applied to other sites of displays such as shopping centres and transportation hubs. This book should appeal to scholars of visual communication, semiotics, multimodal discourse analysis and visitor studies.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Semiotics of Performance

The Semiotics of Performance

On the other hand , however ( to focus on the problem of stimulation in the strict sense ) , I think that if we look more closely and analytically at each case , these extra - semiotic margins in theater become narrower than we ...

Author: Marco De Marinis

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253112710

Category: Literary Criticism & Collections

Page: 280

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"The book... succeeds at refining elements in the problem that semiotics and theater represent to and for one another." -- Choice "The Semiotics of Performance surprisingly retains its revelatory freshness, and actually opens up areas of reseach that could very well supply new incentives for further probing into what semiotics can offer to the study of theatre." -- Theatre Survey
Categories: Literary Criticism & Collections

Modelling Paralanguage Using Systemic Functional Semiotics

Modelling Paralanguage Using Systemic Functional Semiotics

In S. Dreyfus, S. Hood and M. Stenglin (eds), Semiotic margins: Meaning in multimodalities. London: Continuum, 31–52. Hood, S. 2021. Graduation in research writing: Managing the dual demands of objectivity and critique.

Author: Thu Ngo

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350074927

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 280

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This book is the first comprehensive account of 'body language' as 'paralanguage' informed by Systemic Functional Semiotics (SFS). It brings together the collaborative work of internationally renowned academics and emerging scholars to offer a fresh linguistic perspective on gesture, body orientation, body movement, facial expression and voice quality resources that support all spoken language. The authors create a framework for distinguishing non-semiotic behaviour from paralanguage, and provide a comprehensive modelling of paralanguage in each of the three metafunctions of meaning (ideational, interpersonal and textual). Illustrations of the application of this new model for multimodal discourse analysis draw on a range of contexts, from social media vlogs, to animated children's narratives, to face-to-face teaching. Modelling Paralanguage Using Systemic Functional Semiotics offers an innovative way for dealing with culture-specific and context specific paralanguage.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Interpersonal Meaning in Multimodal English Textbooks

Interpersonal Meaning in Multimodal English Textbooks

Language, Context and Text: Aspects of Language in a Social-semiotic Perspective, 1–49, Geelong, ... gesture in from the paralinguistic cold', Paper presented at Semiotic margins: Reclaiming Meaning, Sydney: The University of Sydney.

Author: Yumin Chen

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350074958

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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Exploring multimodality in English language teaching textbooks, this book focusses on how language and image are co-deployed within these resources in order to create and convey interpersonal meaning. Presenting cutting-edge research in appraisal studies and multimodal discourse analysis, Yumin Chen uses systemic functional linguistics and social semiotics to investigate how different voices are introduced and aligned inter-modally in textbooks, extending the appraisal systems of engagement and graduation across language and image. The book also demonstrates how linguistic and visual semiotic resources co-instantiate attitude, paying special attention to the attitudinal dimension of curriculum goals for school students of different ages. Furthermore, it examines how different kinds of coding orientation are deployed in various educational contexts and different constituent genres. Demonstrating how the linguistic and semiotic theories can be adapted to analyze multimodal texts across language and image, Interpersonal Meaning in Multimodal English Textbooks offers new perspectives on how to employ multimodal resources to enhance the teaching and learning of English as a foreign language.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Teaching Science

Teaching Science

Halliday, M. A. K. (1978) Language as Social Semiotic, London: Arnold. ... teaching: A focus on textual and interpersonal metafunctions', in S. Dreyfus, S. Hood and M. Stenglin (eds) Semiotic Margins, London: Continuum, 31–52.

Author: Karl Maton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351129275

Category: Education

Page: 308

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Science has never been more important, yet science education faces serious challenges. At present, science education research only sees half the picture, focusing on how students learn and their changing conceptions. Both teaching practice and what is taught, science knowledge itself, are missing. This book offers new, interdisciplinary ways of thinking about science teaching that foreground the forms taken by science knowledge and the language, imagery and gesture through which they are expressed. This book brings together leading international scholars from Systemic Functional Linguistics, a long-established approach to language, and Legitimation Code Theory, a rapidly growing sociological approach to knowledge practices. It explores how to bring knowledge, language and pedagogy back into the picture of science education but also offers radical innovations that will shape future research. Part I sets out new ways of understanding the role of knowledge in integrating mathematics into science, teaching scientific explanations and using multimedia resources such as animations. Part II provides new concepts for showing the role of language in complex scientific explanations, in how scientific taxonomies are built, and in combining with mathematics and images to create science knowledge. Part III draws on the approaches to explore how more students can access scientific knowledge, how to teach professional reasoning, the role of body language in science teaching, and making mathematics understandable to all learners. Teaching Science offers major leaps forward in understanding knowledge, language and pedagogy that will shape the research agenda far beyond science education.
Categories: Education

New Discourse on Language

New Discourse on Language

Knight, N. K. and Cléirigh, C. (forthcoming) 'Deciphering laughter: interpreting the semiotics of having a laugh', in S. Dreyfus, S. Hood and M. Stenglin (eds), Proceedings of Semiotic Margins, Sydney. Martin,_].

Author: Monika Bednarek

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781847064837

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 269

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Martin and Bednarek address the need for innovative analyses of multi-modal discourse, identity and affiliation within functional linguistics.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines