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Visual language

About: Visual language is a research topic. Over the lifetime, 1407 publications have been published within this topic receiving 18444 citations.


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30 Mar 2007
TL;DR: Introduction to Multimodal Analysis is a unique and accessible textbook that clearly and critically explains this groundbreaking approach to visual analysis and outlines the tools for analysis and takes the reader through examples of analysis, providing a model that can be followed.
Abstract: Introduction to Multimodal Analysis is a unique and accessible textbook that clearly and critically explains this groundbreaking approach to visual analysis. Each chapter outlines the tools for analysis and takes the reader through examples of analysis, providing a model that can then be followed. All visual media compositions, such as photographs, advertisements, newspapers and websites, are carefully designed. A photograph of a soldier, an advertisement for a car, a magazine cover or the opening titles to a news programme are thought out to create the appropriate effect. Designers use semiotic tools such as colour, framing, focus, positioning of elements and font style to communicate with the viewer. These choices make up a visual language that we can analyse. Multimodal analysis looks at the separate components of this language to build up a toolkit for analysing the grammar of visual design. The book includes an assessment of the claim that there is a visual grammar and important differences between images and language and the way they create meaning are identified. Including images throughout and a colour plate section, Introduction to Multimodal Analysis is an essential resource for students studying multimodality within visual communication in media and cultural studies, critical discourse analysis, journalism studies or linguistics.

353 citations

Book
01 Jan 1993
TL;DR: The luminescent screen collecting the photo-electrons of an imaging device is provided with a cover layer that decelerates the electrons so that luminescence occurs only if the photo -electrons have been accelerated to at least a quarter and preferably at least one half of the value of the nominal operating voltage.
Abstract: The luminescent screen collecting the photo-electrons of an imaging device is provided with a cover layer that decelerates the electrons so that luminescence occurs only if the photo-electrons have been accelerated to at least a quarter and preferably at least one half of the value of the nominal operating voltage thereby increasing the control range of the permissible intensity variations within the acceptable image definition limits of the device.

266 citations

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TL;DR: A working-memory framework is proposed for the cognitive involvement in language understanding (sign and speech) and four important parameters for language understanding are described in some detail: quality and precision of phonology, long-term memory access speed, degree of explicit processing, and general processing and storage capacity.
Abstract: This paper focuses on the role of cognition in visual language processing in the deaf and hard of hearing. Although there are modality-specific cognitive findings in the literature on comparisons across speech communication modes and language (sign and speech), there is an impressive bulk of evidence that supports the notion of general modality-free cognitive functions in speech and sign processing. A working-memory framework is proposed for the cognitive involvement in language understanding (sign and speech). On the basis of multiple sources of behavioural and neuroscience data, four important parameters for language understanding are described in some detail: quality and precision of phonology, long-term memory access speed, degree of explicit processing, and general processing and storage capacity. Their interaction forms an important parameter space, and general predictions and applications can be derived for both spoken and signed language conditions. The model is mathematically formulated at a general level, hypothetical ease-of-language-understanding (ELU) functions are presented, and similarities and differences from current working-memory and speech perception formulations are pointed out.

258 citations


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No. of papers in the topic in previous years
YearPapers
202315
202235
202139
202039
201946
201847