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Multimodality : The Early Development inMultimodal Inquiry Up to 1999 / Multimodality - The Beginning of
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Multimodality is a fast growing area of inquiry as the interest in modes beyond, but always also including language, such as layout, gesture, gaze, or body posture is increasing. A conglomeration of research from various fields interested in examining language as it is embedded in a vast array of other modes, rather than a coherant field of inquiry, this collection will showcase the major achievements in this multidisciplinary field, through the inclusion of theoretically, methodologically and practically important works Topics will range from language studies to education and classroom discourse, from sociolinguistic inquiries into work place practice to communication, from psycholinguistics and gesture studies to systemic functional grammatical inquiries.