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Kress, Gunther R.

Overview
Works: 100 works in 550 publications in 4 languages and 12,045 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: NK1510, 741.6
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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 )

69 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and Swedish and held by 1,322 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."--Jacket
Language as ideology by Gunther R Kress( Book )

38 editions published between 1979 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 1,004 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social semiotics by Bob Hodge( Book )

42 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Halliday : system and function in language : selected papers by M. A. K Halliday( Book )

26 editions published between 1976 and 1981 in English and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 621 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
Learning to write by Gunther R Kress( Book )

31 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in English and held by 618 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
Literature, language, and society in England, 1580-1680 by David Aers( Book )

13 editions published between 1981 and 1983 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

19 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and held by 436 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."
Before writing : rethinking the paths to literacy by Gunther R Kress( Book )

23 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 417 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
Multimodality : a social semiotic approach to contemporary communication by Gunther R Kress( Book )

23 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 361 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 313 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
Linguistic processes in sociocultural practice by Gunther R Kress( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in Undetermined and English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Communication and culture : an introduction( Book )

10 editions published between 1987 and 1993 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English in urban classrooms : a multimodal perspective on teaching and learning( Book )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 202 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
Multimodal literacy( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Multimodal Literacy challenges dominant ideas around language, learning, and representation. Using a rich variety of examples, it shows the range of representational and communicational modes involved in learning through image, animated movement, writing, speech, gesture, or gaze. The effect of these modes on learning is explored in different sites including formal learning across the curriculum in primary, secondary, and higher education classrooms, as well as learning in the home. The notion of literacy and learning as a primary linguistic accomplishment is questioned in favor of the multimodal character of learning and literacy
Mobile learning : structures, agency, practices by Norbert Pachler( Book )

8 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 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Linguistic processes in sociocultural practice by Gunther R Kress( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 72 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"--
 
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Reading images : the grammar of visual design
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Gunther Kress British academic

Kress, G. R.

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Social semioticsLiteracy in the new media ageLearning to writeMultimodal 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