The Multimodality satellite brings together researchers from:

Postgraduate researchers:

  • School of Media and Communication: Sally Osei-Appiah, Michael Tasseron
  • School of Languages, Cultures and Societies: Rebecca Iszatt, Chun Liu, Zhe Liu, Ahlam Almohissen

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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Dr. Sara van Meerbergen, Stockholm University, Sweden Translation Studies meets Social Semiotics. Recontextualization of images and changing multimodal depictions of agency,...


Prof. Louise Ravelli, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia                                     Museums and Communication in the 21st Century            ...


Dr. William Feng, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, HongKong Tradition, modernity, and Chinese masculinity: The multimodal construction of ideal manhood...


Dr Lauran Doak, Nottingham Trent University, UK Rethinking play and ‘play deficits’ in autism through multimodal analysis of playground video...


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


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