A Study on Verbal and Image Relations in Multimodal Texts From the Perspective of Intersemiotic Complementarity

Yong HU, Qing QIU

Abstract


Multimodal texts play a key role in the context of new media with the acceleration of modern technology of communication. Instead of merely keeping an eye on the verbal semiotic, recent developments in multimodal studies place a particular focus on the multi-semiotic texts involving some other non-verbal semiotics. The primary focus of this paper is placed on the textual meaning which is realised in both visual and verbal semiotics within children’s picture books. In this paper, the textual features of visual components are first identified throughout the database, and it then moves to the analysis of compositional intersemiotic complementarity between verbal and visual semiotic systems to create messages in multimodal texts.


Keywords


Multimodal texts; Intersemiotic complementarity; Verbal and image relations

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/11938

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