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The move from page to screen: the multimodal reshaping of school English

Jewitt, Carey (2002) The move from page to screen: the multimodal reshaping of school English. Visual Communication, 1 (2). pp. 171-196. ISSN 1470-3572. DOI UNSPECIFIED

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In the move from page to screen a range of representational modes (including image, movement, gesture, and voice) are available as meaning-making resources. In this paper I focus on the reshaping of the entity „character? in the transformation of the novel Of Mice and Men (Steinbeck, 1937), to CD-ROM (1996). Through detailed analysis I demonstrate that the shift from written page to multimodal screen entails a shift in the construction of the entity „character?. I also suggest that students? interaction with the resources of the CD-ROM as a visual text demand that „reading? and the process of learning within school English be thought of as more than a linguistic accomplishment.

Item Type: Article
Controlled Keywords: Multimodality; Learning; CD-ROM; School English; Character
Divisions: IOE Departments > Departments > Learning, Curriculum and Communication
IOE Departments > Departments > London Knowledge Lab
Depositing User: IOE Repository Editor (2)
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2010 12:54
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2015 07:45
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