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Multimodality

  1. 1. April 2014 Multimodality in Oral Discourse Professor Reinildes Dias FALE - UFMG
  2. 2. Rethinking literacy education in new times: multimodality, multiliteracies, & new literacies.
  3. 3. 3 Gadgets
  4. 4. http://tinyurl.com/wesley-fryer Adaptado de FRYER, W. (2006) Just for fun!
  5. 5. A merge of linguistics with social semiotics (Kress, 2003) Emphasis not on language alone (the verbal code) but on a combination of different semiotic codes. Features of present Applied Linguistics studies
  6. 6. Semiotic codes or modes Linguistic - oral and written language: use of vocabulary & grammar Visual - still & moving images, colors. Auditory – music & sound effects: use of volume, pitch & rhythm. Gestural – facial expressions & body language. Spatial – layout & organization of objects & space.
  7. 7. Handwriting on paper is becoming less common. The concept of writing includes sending: (1) text messages (e-mails – texting) (2) speaking messages (www.voki.com) (3) video messages (www.mailvu.com)
  8. 8. http://www.save-money- with-alternative- energy.com/lets-all-go- green.html
  9. 9. The concept of literacy: Not only about words on paper and oral speech. Also includes digital technology, sound, music, words, still and moving images. From literacy to multiliteracy From monomodal to multimodal texts
  10. 10. Multimodality Influenced by digital technologies and how they have transformed our communicational landscape. “The world told is a different world from the world shown.” Kress, 2003
  11. 11. Multimodal texts Express meaning through different semiotic modes. Invite multiple interpretations.
  12. 12.  communication occurs through different but synchronous modes: language, print, images, graphics, movement, gesture, texture, music, sound. Theory of Multimodality
  13. 13. (Multi)Literacy involves students’ capacity to function appropriately in a (multi) literate environment. This (multi)literate environment includes reading, writing, viewing. It also includes the creation of multimodal texts.
  14. 14. Reception: LISTENING Production: SPEAKING Create movies in English with WINDOWS MOVIE MAKER Video production
  15. 15. http://iteslj.org/links/ESL/Listening/Podcasts/ http://www.eslpod.com/website/index_new.html Reception: LISTENING to podcasts Production: Creating podcasts
  16. 16. Less downloads, more uploads! Let’s encourage our student to learn online. Digital learning: Going beyond the walls of English classrooms.
  17. 17. Web tools that can be used in your classes. PodCast http://www.learnenglishfeelgood.com/eslvideo/index.html www.prezi.com www.voki.com www.wall.com
  18. 18. 21 HIGH UP is an example of a set of textbooks for Ensino Médio that deals with issues of multimodality and literacies. Approved by PNLD (Programa Nacional do Livro Didático, Brazil Ministry of Education, 2015). It can be adopted for high-school students by ENGLISH TEACHERS all over Brazil. Publisher: Macmillan do Brazil.
  19. 19. Thank you very much reinildes@gmail.com Also at: www.reinildes.com.br Also on the Portal for the English Teacher, created by me, at: http://tinyurl.com/reinildesdias

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