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Literacy in the New Media Age

In this 'new media age' the screen has replaced the book as the dominant medium of communication....

Multimodality: A Social Semiotic Approach to Contemporary Communication


A Social Semiotic Approach to Contemporary Communication


The 21st century is awash with ever more mixed and remixed images, writing, layout, sound, gesture,...

Before Writing: Rethinking the Paths to Literacy

Before Writing

Rethinking the Paths to Literacy


Gunther Kress argues for a radical reappraisal of the phenomenon of literacy, and hence for a...

Learning to Write

First published in 1982, this influential and classic text poses two questions: what is it that a...

Early Spelling: From Convention to Creativity

Early Spelling

From Convention to Creativity


In his latest book, Gunther Kress explores how children learn to spell in the context of current...

Multimodality, Learning and Communication: A social semiotic frame

This state-of-the-art account of research and theorizing brings together multimodality, learning and...

Reading Images: The Grammar of Visual Design

Reading Images

The Grammar of Visual Design

Routledge (2005)

A comprehensive account of the grammar of visual design. Draws on examples from children's drawings...

Explaining Science in the Classroom

From classroom observations, this book gives descriptions of how teachers explain science to...

Language and Control

Originally published in 1979. This book studies language variation as a part of social practice -...

Mobile Learning: Structures, Agency, Practices

Mobile Learning

Structures, Agency, Practices

Norbert Pachler, Ben Bachmair and 2 more...
Springer US (2009)

This is the first text to deal with mobile learning in formal education. Focusing on at risk groups...