This session will start with a definition of social semiotics as a method to investigate meaning-making. First, we will explore the relevance of social semiotics in enriching our understanding of multimodal communicative competence, multiliteracies, and translanguaging practices. Then, we will explore the key premises and key methodological tools of social semiotics: signs, modes and modal affordances, gains and losses, transformation, transduction and mimesis. The session will conclude with example studies.
Satar, M. (2020). L1 for social presence in videoconferencing: A social semiotic account. Language Learning & Technology, 24(1), 129–153.
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