A Grammar of Multimodality

By Bill Cope and Mary Kalantzis.

Published by The Learner Collection

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This paper explores the concept of multimodality and outlines a possible framework for a multimodal grammar.

Keywords: Literacy, Grammar, Multimodality

The International Journal of Learning, Volume 16, Issue 2, pp.361-426. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 5.862MB).

Dr. Bill Cope

Research Professor, Department of Educational Policy Studies, College of Education, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA

Bill Cope is a Research Professor in the Department of Educational Policy Studies at the University of Illinois. He also the author or co-author of number a number of widely cited books in the fields of literacy and pedagogy, including The Powers of Literacy (Falmer Press, 1993), Multiliteracies: Literacy Learning and the Design of Social Futures, (Routledge, 2000) and New Learning: Elements of a Science of Education, Cambridge University Press, 2008. From 2000 to 2003, he conceived and coordinated a major research project on digital authoring environments though RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, ‘Creator to Consumer in a Digital Age’, funded by the Australian Government’s Department of Industry. Dr Cope is also Director of Common Ground Publishing, a developer of hybrid open access/commercial academic publishing software, and a publisher of books and academic journals, based in the Research Park at the University of Illinois.

Prof. Mary Kalantzis

Professor, Department of Education, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA

Mary Kalantzis is Dean of the College of Education at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Until 2005, she was Dean of the Faculty of Education, Language and Community Services at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, and President of the Australian Council of Deans of Education. She has been a Commissioner of the Australian Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission, Chair of the Queensland Ethnic Affairs Ministerial Advisory Committee and a member of the Australia Council’s Community Cultural Development Board. With Bill Cope, she is co-author or editor of a number of books, including: The Powers of Literacy (Falmer Press, 1993), Productive Diversity (Pluto Press, 1997); A Place in the Sun: Re-Creating the Australian Way of Life (HarperCollins, 2000); Multiliteracies: Literacy Learning and the Design of Social Futures (Routledge, 2000); and New Learning: Elements of a Science of Education (Cambridge University Press, 2008).

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