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We use different theoretical approaches and methodologies to study the multimodality of human communication, that is, meaning made through the combined use of semiotic resources such as gesture, speech, face expression, body movement and proxemics, (still and moving) image, objects, sound and music, writing, colour, layout, and the built environment. We explore this through interdisciplinary collaboration in different areas and domains, including audio-visual translation, deaf/hearing interaction, digital environments, document design, embodiment and face-to-face interaction, educational contexts and language learning, health communication, intercultural communication, semiotics of place, and visual communication.

If you are interested in joining, please contact Elisabetta Adami at

For reports on our activities, see our blog Multimodality At Leeds.

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CLER Conversation: Multimodality and Language Education Research Symposium

Talk 1: Mapping the sounds, images, voices, languages and cultures of the diver[city];  Dr Yecid Ortega, Queen’s University Belfast Talk...

Multimodality Talks: "Bringing a Multimodal Lens to Medical Education" by Dr. Christen Rachul (University of Manitoba)

Title: Bringing a Multimodal Lens to Medical Education Speaker: Dr. Christen Rachul (University of Manitoba) Discussant: Prof. Martin Engebretsen (University of Agder), Prof. Jeff...

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MULTIMODALITY TALKS Series 2022-23 - First semester programme

MULTIMODALITY TALKS Series is a joint initiative for researchers across the world who are interested in multimodality. It aims to provide...

L@L at the Festival of Interdisciplinary Research

Some of Language@Leeds' activity was represented at the Festival of Interdisciplinary Research, under the Culture Theme. Taking place on 3...

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