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Title: Speaking through images: Implementing interaction through the visual language of The Economist. When the visual language becomes a useful tool to activate and improve communicative competence.
Authors: Leonzini, Luisella
Keywords: MULTIMODALITY
IMAGES
THE ECONOMIST
LANGUAGE LEARNING
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Citation: Luisella Leonzini , "Speaking through images: Implementing interaction through the visual language of The Economist. When the visual language becomes a useful tool to activate and improve communicative competence.", in: Federica Gori, Christopher Taylor (a cura di), “Aspetti della didattica e dell'apprendimento delle lingue straniere : contributi dei collaboratori del Centro Linguistico dell'Università di Trieste”, vol. 2, Trieste, EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2012, pp. 56-77
Abstract: This paper will give examples of how the multi-semiotic visual language of “The Economist” provides a resourceful tool for triggering interaction and implementing learners’ spoken production. Images may activate various forms of communication by depicting metaphors as semantic shifts; the metaphorical semiotic code needs to be contextualised, with vehicle, topic and ground decoded first and then re-constructed as the final step. As a result the viewer will be involved in a process of interactive interdependence between shifted and conventional constructions.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10077/7276
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