Language, Symbolism and Visual Images
By (author) Kay O'Halloran
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Mathematical Discourse by Kay O'Halloran
Book DescriptionThis book examines mathematical discourse from the perspective of Michael Halliday's social semiotic theory. In this approach, mathematics is conceptualized as a multisemiotic discourse involving language, visual images and symbolism. The book discusses the evolution of the semiotics of mathematical discourse, and then, proceeds to examine the grammar of mathematical symbolism, the grammar of mathematical visual images, intersemiosis between language, visual images and symbolism and the subsequent ways in which mathematics orders reality. The focus of this investigation is written mathematical texts. The aims of the book are to understand the semantic realm of mathematics and to appreciate the metaphorical expansions and simultaneous limitations of meaning in mathematical discourse. The book is intended for linguists, semioticians, social scientists and those interested in mathematics and science education. In addition, the close study of the multisemiotic mature of mathematics has implications for other studies adopting a social semiotic approach to multimodality.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781847064219
(234mm x 156mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 14-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Common patterns of interactions are altered in the online world and new patterns of communication have emerged, challenging previous notions of what communication actually is. This volume reconsiders underlying semiotic frameworks of analysis of spoken and written discourse in light of the new paradigms of online communication.
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Author Biography - Kay O'Halloran
Dr Kay O'Halloran is Associate Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature and Director of the Multimodal Analysis Lab in the Interactive & Digital Media Institute (IDMI) at the National University of Singapore, Singapore.
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