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Kress, Gunther R.

Works: 89 works in 531 publications in 6 languages and 11,807 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: NK1510, 741.6
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Gunther R Kress
Most widely held works by Gunther R Kress
Reading images : the grammar of visual design by Gunther R Kress( Book )

66 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and Swedish and held by 1,315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Reading Images focuses on the structures or 'grammar' of visual design - colour, perspective, framing and composition - and provides the reader with an invaluable 'tool-kit' for reading images, which makes it a must for anyone interested in communication, the media and the arts."--BOOK JACKET
Language as ideology by Gunther R Kress( Book )

35 editions published between 1979 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social semiotics by Bob Hodge( Book )

42 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu gong jiu zhang,Nei rong bao kuo li jie she hui yu wen hua zhi xu de xi fang chuan tong:fu hao xue;Xi fang pin yin fu hao xi tong yu zhong guo xiang xing fu hao xi tong de wen hua;Shi jian xing yu zhi shi xi tong zai zhong guo she hui zhong de wen zi hua deng
Halliday : system and function in language : selected papers by M. A. K Halliday( Book )

28 editions published between 1976 and 1981 in English and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Learning to write by Gunther R Kress( Book )

32 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This classic text poses two questions: what is it that a child learns when s/he learns to write? What can we learn about children, society and ourselves by looking at this process? This book is based on close analysis of children's writing
Literacy in the new media age by Gunther R Kress( Book )

32 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kress explores all aspects of the materiality of writing in an integrated social semiotic and multimodal framework. He reveals ways in which new media is changing literacy and looks at how we should think about literacy in the age of the new media
Literature, language, and society in England, 1580-1680 by David Aers( Book )

13 editions published between 1981 and 1983 in English and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Multimodal discourse : the modes and media of contemporary communication by Gunther R Kress( Book )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Multimodal Discourse outlines a new theory of communication for the age of interactive multimedia. Over the years, our everyday life has exploded with a diversity of communicative modes - language, image, music, sound, texture and gesture. Where before one form of communication was used to express meaning, multimodality now surrounds us with a vast array of modes acting interactively and separately in order to 'speak' to us." "Drawing on a wide range of examples, Kress and Van Leeuwen outline an approach to social discourse in which colour plays a role equal to language, and show how two kinds of thought processes interact in the design and production of communicative messages: 'design thinking' and 'production thinking', the kind of thinking which occurs in direct interaction with the materials and media used. Above all the authors stress communicative practice and interactivity. Their question throughout is: how do people use communicative modes and media in actual, concrete, interactive instances of communicative practice?" "This book is a text for courses in language, media and communication willing to take on the theoretical challenges posed by multimodality, multimedia and multi-skilling, and it provides inspiring theoretical input for courses in interactive multimedia design."--Jacket
Before writing : rethinking the paths to literacy by Gunther R Kress( Book )

23 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kress argues for a radical reappraisal of the phenomenon of literacy and hence for a profound shift in educational practice. He provides fundamental challenges to commonly held assumptions about language and literacy, thought and action
Linguistic processes in sociocultural practice by Gunther R Kress( Book )

26 editions published between 1985 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Multimodality : a social semiotic approach to contemporary communication by Gunther R Kress( Book )

22 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The 21st century is awash with ever more mixed and remixed images, writing, layout, sound, gesture, speech, and 3D objects. Multimodality looks beyond language and examines these multiple modes of communication and meaning making. Multimodality: A Social Semiotic Approach to Contemporary Communication represents an addition to the study of multimodality from the scholar who pioneered and continues to play a decisive role in shaping the field. Written in an accessible manner and illustrated with a wealth of photos and illustrations to clearly demonstrate the points made, Multimodality: A Social Semiotic Approach to Contemporary Communication deliberately sets out to locate communication in the everyday, covering topics and issues not usually discussed in books of this kind, from traffic signs to mobile phones." "In this book, Gunther Kress presents a contemporary, distinctive and widely applicable approach to communication. He provides the framework necessary for understanding the attempt to bring all modes of meaning-making together under one unified theoretical roof. This exploration of an increasingly vital area of language and communication studies will be of interest to advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students in the fields of English language and applied linguistics, media and communication studies and education."--Jacket
Early spelling : between convention and creativity by Gunther R Kress( Book )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his latest book, Gunther Kress explores how children learn to spell in the context of current concerns about early literacy. He covers problems such as dyslexia within today's educatinal system and technological aids such as spell-checkers and the effects of the increasing visualization (computer, TV film) of communication on spelling/ writing are also discussed
Multimodal teaching and learning : the rhetorics of the science classroom by Gunther R Kress( Book )

28 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book takes a radically different look at communication, and in doing so presents a series of challenges to accepted views on language, on communication, on teaching and, above all, on learning. Drawing on extensive research in science classrooms, it presents a view of communication in which language is not necessarily communication - image, gesture, speech, writing, models, spatial and bodily codes. The action of students in learning is radically rethought: all participants in communication are seen as active transformers of the meaning resources around them, and this approach opens a new window on the processes of learning
Communication and culture : an introduction( Book )

10 editions published between 1987 and 1993 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Multimodal literacy( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By illustrating how a range of modes contributes to the shaping of knowledge and what it means to be a learner, Multimodal Literacy provides a multimodal framework and conceptual tools for a fundamental rethinking of literacy and learning."--Jacket
English in urban classrooms : a multimodal perspective on teaching and learning( Book )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Learning & teaching English is shaped by policy, by institutions & by the social relations in the classroom. This text explores the spoken & written language of classrooms alongside other modes of representation & communication, & issues such as image, gesture, gaze, movement & spatial organization
Mobile learning : structures, agency, practices by Norbert Pachler( Book )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As with television and computers before it, today's mobile technology challenges educators to respond and ensure their work is relevant to students. What's changed is that this portable, cross-contextual way of engaging with the world is driving a more proactive approach to learning on the part of young people. The first full-length authored treatment of the relationship between the centrality of technological development in daily life and its potential as a means of education, Mobile Learning charts the rapid emergence of new forms of mass communication and their potential for gathering, shaping, and analyzing information, studying their transformative capability and learning potential in the contexts of school and socio-cultural change. The focus is on mobile/cell phones, PDAs, and to a lesser extent gaming devices and music players, not as ""the next new thing"" but meaningfully integrated into education, without objectifying the devices or technology itself. And the book fully grounds readers by offering theoretical and conceptual models, an analytical framework for understanding the issues, recommendations for specialized resources, and practical examples of mobile learning in formal as well as informal educational settings, particularly with at-risk students. Among the topics covered: - Core issues in mobile learning - Mobile devices as educational resources - Socioeconomic approaches to mobile learning - Creating situations that promote mobile learning - Ubiquitous mobility and its implications for pedagogy - Bridging the digital divide at the policy level Mobile Learning is a groundbreaking volume, sure to stimulate both discussion and innovation among educational professionals interested in technology in the context of teaching and learning."
Writing the future : English and the making of a culture of innovation by Gunther R Kress( Book )

5 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Multimodality, learning and communication : a social semiotic frame by Josephus Johannes Bezemer( Book )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book, Gunther Kress and Jeff Bezemer present a new social semiotic theory which brings together communication, learning and identity through detailed analyses of a range of different multimodal environments, including classrooms, textbooks and hospital operating theatres. The world has changed and is changing, economically and technologically, and there is now a mismatch between academic disciplines and the tasks which need to be undertaken. In the light of this, the authors question what is learning, what is communication and what is the place of design in our contemporary world. The approach they develop shows the intrinsic connectedness of different fields of learning; these fields can now be shown as an integrated domain within one theoretical frame. With a focus on a range of socially shaped cultural resources, 'modes'; and how people use these 'to make (their) meanings material', they describe how different modes and combinations of modes are used, whether in communication or in the achievement of specific tasks. They hypothesize on the effects of the semiotic work that is being done and has been done, and reflect on the constant remaking of the semiotic resources in shaping identity. This book provides students and researchers with a framework which can be used to look at any multimodal environment, whether a dining room, an operating theatre or a classroom. With extensive illustrations and a comprehensive glossary of terms, this book is essential reading for all those working in multimodality, semiotics and related areas"--
Multimodality and social semiosis : communication, meaning-making and learning in the work of Gunther Kress by Margit Böck( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gunther Kress, one of the founders of social semiotics and multimodality, has made lasting contributions to these fields through his work in semiotics and meaning-making; power and identity; agency, design, production; pedagogy and learning; and sites of transformation. This book brings together leading scholars in a variety of disciplines to examine and build upon his work. Not only do the individual contributions to the book pick up the threads of the often collaborative work of the authors with Kress, but they show how these approaches were subsequently developed and discuss what future tra
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Reading images : the grammar of visual design
Alternative Names
Gunther Kress British academic

Kress, G. R.

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Kress, G. R. (Gunther R.)

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Kress, Gunther Rolf 1940-

Social semioticsLearning to writeLiteracy in the new media ageMultimodal discourse : the modes and media of contemporary communicationBefore writing : rethinking the paths to literacyMultimodality : a social semiotic approach to contemporary communicationEarly spelling : between convention and creativityMultimodal teaching and learning : the rhetorics of the science classroom