Adaptado de FRYER, W. (2006)
Just for fun!
A merge of linguistics with social semiotics
Emphasis not on language alone (the
verbal code) but on a combination of
different semiotic codes.
Features of present Applied
Linguistic - oral and written
language: use of vocabulary
Visual - still & moving
Auditory – music & sound
effects: use of volume, pitch
Gestural – facial
& body language.
Spatial – layout &
organization of objects &
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)
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
Influenced by digital
technologies and how they have
“The world told is a
different world from
the world shown.”
Express meaning through
different semiotic modes.
Invite multiple interpretations.
communication occurs through different but
synchronous modes: language, print, images,
graphics, movement, gesture, texture, music,
Theory of Multimodality
involves students’ capacity to function
appropriately in a (multi) literate
This (multi)literate environment
includes reading, writing, viewing. It
also includes the creation of
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Digital learning: Going beyond
the walls of English classrooms.
Web tools that can
be used in your
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
Publisher: Macmillan do Brazil.
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