In recent years, with the rise of new media, the phenomenon of 'multimodality' (communication via a number of modes simultaneously) has become central to our everyday interaction. This has given rise to a new kind of literacy that is rapidly gaining ground as an area of research. A companion to Making Sense, which explored the functions of reference, agency and structure in meaning, Adding Sense extends this analysis with two more surrounding functions. It addresses the ways in which 'context' and 'interest' add necessary sense to immediate objects of meaning, proposing a 'transpositional grammar' to account for movement across these different forms of meaning. Adding Sense weaves its way through philosophy, semiotics, social theory and the history of ideas. Its examples cross a range of social contexts, from the meaning universes of the First Peoples, to the new forms of meaning that have emerged in the era of digitally-mediated communication.
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This book brings together the concepts of meaning and communication across a range of areas: education, media studies, cultural studies, arts, design and architecture. Drawing on rich examples and providing a strong conceptual basis, it will appeal to scholars in semantics, discourse analysis, communication studies, and semiotics.
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Introduction; Part 1. Context; Part 2. Interest.
Through a wide range of examples, from literature to social media, the book explores how meaning and communication interact.

Produktdetaljer

ISBN
9781108495349
Publisert
2020
Utgiver
Vendor
Cambridge University Press
Vekt
670 gr
Høyde
234 mm
Bredde
159 mm
Tykkelse
24 mm
Aldersnivå
06, P
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
Format
Product format
Innbundet
Antall sider
398

Om bidragsyterne

Mary Kalantzis was from 2006 to 2016 Dean of the College of Education at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She has co-authored Making Sense: Reference, Agency and Structure in a Grammar of Multimodal Meaning (with Bill Cope, 2020). Bill Cope is a Professor in the College of Education at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. His research interests include theories and practices of pedagogy, and new technologies of representation and communication. He has co-authored Making Sense: Reference, Agency and Structure in a Grammar of Multimodal Meaning (with Mary Kalantzis, 2020).