Monday, September 5, 2011

Ways and Modes of Human Communication

a small plug
Editors: Rosario Caballero Rodriguez & M. Jesus Pinar Sanz.
Ediciones de la Universidad de Castilla La Mancha
Publisher's page is found here (When I say found, I really mean it - the book was not listed for a long time after publication and it is not easy to find this publisher.)
Description: The present book starts with the work of five well-known scholars on the topic: Gunther Kress (University of London), Salvatore Attardo (Texas A&M University-Commerce, USA), Charles Forceville (Universiteit van Amsterdam), Alan Cienki (Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam) and Mª Luisa Villanueva (Universitat Jaume I, Castelló), all of whom explore the diverse aspects of multimodality (i.e., those forms of human communication which do not rely exclusively on verbal expression, such as gesture, images, etc., or which combine various modes such as images, language and sound).
The rest of the papers included in the CD attached to the volume offer a rich and interesting ongoing discussion about these questions, as well as about topics related to the various disciplines that conform to what is known as Applied Linguistics (Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis, Language Learning and Acquisition, Languages for Specific Purposes, Developmental Linguistics & Psycholinguistics, Sociolinguistics, Corpus & Computational Linguistics,Translation & Interpretation and Lexicography) and some of the hot topics in Applied Linguistics –for instance, Content and Language Integrated Learning or CLIL.
ISBN 13: 978-84-8427-759-0