About the article
Sumin Zhao is Chancellor's Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Technology, Sydney. Her current project investigates preschool children's interactions with mobile technologies in home-settings by combining multimodal discourse analysis with other research methodologies. She publishes in the research areas of digital literacies, systemic functional linguistic theory, and multimodal discourse analysis. Her latest book (co-edited with Emilia Djonov), Critical Multimodal Studies of Popular Discourse, has just been published by Routledge.
Emilia Djonov is Lecturer in multiliteracies at the Institute of Early Childhood, Macquarie University, Australia, and an honorary postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Technology, Sydney, where she is researching the interaction between PowerPoint's design and use in higher education and corporate settings. Her research interests and publications are in the areas of (critical) multimodal and hypermedia discourse analysis, visual communication, social semiotics, systemic functional theory, and multiliteracies.
Theo van Leeuwen
Theo van Leeuwen is Emeritus Professor at the University of Technology, Sydney, and Professor of Language and Communication at the University of Southern Denmark. He has published widely on critical discourse analysis, multimodality, and visual semiotics. His books include Reading Images (with Gunther Kress) and Discourse and Practice. He is a founding editor of the journal Visual Communication.
Published Online: 2014-04-29
Published in Print: 2014-05-01