The Multimodality satellite brings together researchers from:

Postgraduate researchers:

Visiting fellows:

Emilee Moore De Luca (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain)
Yunru Chen (School of Foreign Languages, Wuhan Textile University,  China)

External Collaborators:

Jessica Bradley, University of Sheffield, Literacies Research Cluster


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

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Events and News from this Satellite

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You’re all invited to our next Multimodality research talk by Dr Elizabeth Dobson (University of Huddersfield) Abstract: Music technology is...


Speaker: Dr Ariel Chen, Örebro University, Sweden   Abstract The talk explores how protein snacks are marketed as healthy and how...


Multimodality research and practitioner talk Speaker: Danyal Farsani, University of Chile In this talk, I will reflect both as a researcher...


Speaker: Dr Wing Yee Jenifer Ho, visiting from City University of Hong Kong.   Video blogs, or vlogs in short,...


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