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School of Languages, Linguistics and Film

Beyond Language: Multimodality in Theory and Practice

Module code: LIN6202

Credits: 15.0
Semester: SEM1

  • Semester 1: Monday 2 pm - 4 pm

Contact: Dr Agnieszka Knas Lyons
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: LIN4200

Comic books, computer games, playground interactions, and emoji-filled instant messages all highlight the fact that communication involves much more than language. Gestures, positioning in space, and forms of embodied communication carry meaning-making potential alongside spoken and written language. This module explores the interplay of language with other semiotic modes and contexts that play a role in meaning-making. Students analyse print media materials, electronic communication, and video-recorded interactions applying social semiotic, discourse analytic and multimodal interaction analytic perspectives. They also use the acquired knowledge creatively to construct effective multimodal material.

Connected course(s): UDF DATA
Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6