Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Cites


OK. Back to the diss. Classes start next Thursday, so...

3 comments:

Derek said...

You're right, Jon. Thanks for posting the link to the roster. I hadn't looked into NLG's membership, but I was struck by their encompassing treatment of "design"--clearly a key term in their opening chapter on multiliteracies. In class today, we covered the NLG's orientation to semiotics and related views on meaning, language, and so on.

Jonathan Benda said...

Though I haven't read the book, the use of the word "design" reminds me of a book on language teaching that I came across, by Richard Kern--Literacy and Language Teaching, published by Oxford UP. You can see from his table of contents that there's a heavy emphasis on "design" in this book. Kern appears to have been influenced by the NLG. Or do they cite his book in theirs?

Derek said...

I don't know whether the NLG cites Kern. We only looked at the first chapter of Multiliteracies, and I didn't pursue any related explorations. It'd be interesting to look at design and rhetoric in the context of the NLG, Kern and maybe even Kaufer and Butler's Rhetoric and the Arts of Design (which I've only leafed through, but not read closely).