Analysing Pictures: A Systemic-Functional Semiotic Model for Drawing

Riley, Howard (2012) Analysing Pictures: A Systemic-Functional Semiotic Model for Drawing. In: Multimodal Epistemologies: Towards an Integrated Framework,. Routledge.

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Abstract

This chapter is a revised and extended version of a presentation to the conference on Analysing Multimodal Discourse: Systemic-Functional Linguistics meets Pragmatics, held at Loughborough University, September 2011. It discusses the application of systemic-functional semiotics in the analysis of visual materials, and, specifically, presents a systemic-functional model that is intended to facilitate both the analysis and synthesis of drawings in an art school pedagogical context. The model is explained as developing from Michael O'Toole's (1994, 2nd ed. 2011) adaptation of Michael Halliday's (1973;1978;1985) systemic-functional semiotic model for language, and the article is illustrated with examples of the author's drawing practice, and other works.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Drawing, Semioticss
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NC Drawing Design Illustration
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions: Institutes and Academies > Wales Institute for Science & Art (WISA) > Academic Discipline: Art & Media
Depositing User: John Dalling
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2012 12:45
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2020 13:39
URI: http://repository.uwtsd.ac.uk/id/eprint/274

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