Multimodality in L2 writing: Intellectual roots and contemporary developments

Book Section (Chapter)

Inthischapter,wediscusstheconceptofmultimodalityinL2/multilingual writing by tracing its intellectual roots and reviewing its contemporary developments. Any investigation of the theoretical or pedagogical aspects of multimodal composi- tion in multilingual contexts needs to be built on an understanding of what counts as multimodality and what multimodality implies. This need for a clear understanding of multimodality becomes even greater as language studies are currently undergoing “the trans- turn,” which foregrounds the negotiability, permeability, and fluidity of the boundaries among languages and other modalities in meaning-making.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Sun, Y; Yang, K; Silva, T

Cited Editors

  • Shin, D-S; Cimasko, T; Yi, Y

Published Date

  • June 3, 2021

Book Title

  • Multimodal composing in K-16 ESL and EFL education


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Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/978-981-16-0530-7_1