9. Multimodal Literacy Readings

Basic Readings

  1. Reading Images (see at least Chapter 1 and 2)


  1. Multimodal Discourse Analysis (see at least Introduction and Chapter 9)


  1. Len Unsworth’s Towards a metalanguage for multiliteracies education: Describing the meaningmaking resources of language-image interaction


  1. Quick Introduction to Systemic Functional Linguistics


  1. Introduction to Visual Grammar


  1. Carey Jewitt’s Re-thinking Assessment: multimodality,literacy and computer-mediated learning


  1. Introducing Social Semiotics (see at least Chapter 1)


  1. Brief Review of O’Toole’s Language of Displayed Art (I have the book, if you like to browse)


  1. Slides on Multimodal Assessment


  1. O’Halloran, K.L. & Lim-Fei, V. (2014). Systemic Functional Multimodal Discourse Analysis. In S, Norris. & C. Maier (Eds.), Texts, Images and Interactions: A reader in multimodality. De Gruyter.


  1. O’Halloran, K. L., Podlasov, A., Chua, A., Tisse, C.-L., Lim-Fei., V. & Smith, B.A. (2013). Challenges and Solutions to Multimodal Analysis: Technology, Theory and Practice. In Fang ,Y. & Webster, J. (Eds.), Developing Systemic Functional Linguistics: Theory and Application. London: Equinox. Download Draft
  1. Liu & O’Halloran’s Intersemiotic Texture



Further Readings

Jewitt, C., & Kress, G. (Eds.).  (2003). Multimodal literacy. New York: Peter Lang.

Kress, G. (2003). Literacy in the new media age. London & New York: Routledge.

Kress, G. (2010). Multimodality: A social semiotic approach to contemporary communication. London & New York: Routledge.

 Kress, G., Jewitt C., Ogborn, J., &Tsatsarelis, C. (2001). Multimodal teaching and learning: the rhetorics of the science classroom. London & New York: Continuum.

 Kress, G., Jewitt, C., Bourne, J., Franks, A., Hardcastle, J., Jones, K. & Reid, E. (2005). English in urban classrooms: A multimodal perspective on teaching and learning. London, UK: RoutledgeFalmer.

Norris, S. (2004). Analysing multimodal interaction: A methodical framework. London & New York: Routledge.

Lim, F.V. (2010). Language, gestures and space in the classroom of Dead Poets’ Society. In Y. Fang & C. Wu (Eds.), Challenges to systemic functional linguistics: Theory and practice. Proceedings of the Conference ISFC36 Beijing July 2009 (165-172). Beijing: 36th ISFC Organizing Committee. Tsinghua University and Macquarie University.

Lim, F.V. (2011). A systemic functional multimodal discourse analysis approach to pedagogic discourse. (doctoral dissertation). National University of Singapore.

Lim, F.V., & O’Halloran, K.L., & Podlasov. A. (2012). Spatial pedagogy: Mapping meanings in the use of classroom space. Cambridge Journal of Education.

O’Halloran, K.L. (Ed.). (2004). Multimodal discourse analysis: Systemic functional perspectives. London & New York: Continuum.

 O’Halloran, K. L. & Smith, B. A. (Eds.). (2011). Multimodal studies: Exploring issues and domains. New York & London: Routledge.

 O’Halloran, K. L. and Smith B. A. (in press-a). Multimodality and technology. In Carol A. Chapelle (Ed.), Encyclopaedia of applied linguistics. New Jersey: Wiley-Blackwell. Retrieved from http://multimodal-analysis-lab.org/_docs/encyclopedia/02-Multimodality_and_Technology-O’Halloran_and_Smith.pdf

O’Halloran, K. L. and Smith B. A. (in press-b). Multimodal text analysis. In Carol A. Chapelle (Ed.), Encyclopaedia of applied linguistics. New Jersey: Wiley-Blackwell. Retrieved from http://multimodal-analysis-lab.org/_docs/encyclopedia/01-Multimodal_Text_Analysis-O’Halloran_and_Smith.pdf

O’Halloran, K. L., Tan, S., Smith, B. A., & Podlasov, A. (2010). Challenges in designing digital interfaces for the study of multimodal phenomena. Information Design Journal, 18(1), 2-12.

O’Toole, M. (1994/2010). The language of displayed art (2nd edition). London & New York: Routledge (1st edition 1994).

Ventola, E., & Guijarro, A.J.M. (Eds.). (2009). The world told and the world shown: Multisemiotic issues. Palgrave Macmillan: Hampshire.

 Walsh, M. (2009). Pedagogic potentials of multimodal literacy. In Tan, W. H. L., & Subramanian, R. (Eds.), Handbook of Research on New Media Literacy at the K-12 Level: Issues and Challenges. US: Science Reference, Hershey.