Reading Visual Narratives: Image Analysis of Children’s Picture Books - Image Analysis of Children's Picture Books - Clare Painter

Reading Visual Narratives: Image Analysis of Children’s Picture Books - Image Analysis of Children's Picture Books - Clare Painter

Composing Visual Space

Reading Visual Narratives: Image Analysis of Children’s Picture Books - Image Analysis of Children's Picture Books - Clare Painter

Clare Painter [+-]
University of Sydney
Clare Painter is Honorary Associate in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Sydney.
J.R. Martin [+-]
University of Sydney
J R Martin is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Sydney. His research interests include systemic theory, functional grammar, discourse semantics, register, genre, multimodality and critical discourse analysis, focussing on English and Tagalog - with special reference to the transdisciplinary fields of educational linguistics and social semiotics.
Len Unsworth [+-]
Australian Catholic University
Len Unsworth is Professor in Education at Australian Catholic University. He has been a chief investigator on five Australian Research Council funded projects since 2005 including two ARC Linkage Projects with the NSW Department of Education and Training and the Australian Children’s Television Foundation as industry partners. Len’s publications include Literacy Learning and Teaching (Macmillan, 1993), Researching Language in Schools and Communities (Continuum, 2000), Teaching Multiliteracies across the Curriculum [with Angela Thomas, Alyson Simpson and Jenny Asha] (Open University Press, 2001), Teaching Children’s Literature with Information and Communication Technologies (McGraw-Hill/Open University Press 2005), E-literature for Children and Classroom Literacy Learning (Routledge, 2006), New Literacies and the English Curriculum (Continuum, 2008) and Multimodal Semiotics (Continuum, 2008).

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Very young pre-literate children sometimes surprise us by attending to a minor element in a picture book image rather than ‘the main event’, or may appear to enjoy one image or page without regard to its place as part of a continuous story. This suggests that part of the pedagogic work of a good picture book is to help train the child’s attention and organise the meanings within the page, as well as to provide links between sequential images to help construct the rhythm and shape of the story. These are matters relevant to the textual metafunction, which is concerned with integrating ideational and interpersonal meanings, packaging them within textual units, and linking them across units to create an organised and coherent whole. Topics include: 4.1 Textual meaning; 4.2 intermodal integration; 4.3 framing; 4.4 focus; 4.5 Visual textual meaning in Possum Magic

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Painter, Clare ; Martin, J.R.; Unsworth, Len . Composing Visual Space. Reading Visual Narratives: Image Analysis of Children’s Picture Books - Image Analysis of Children's Picture Books. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 91-132 Jan 2013. ISBN 9781781791011. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=19886. Date accessed: 24 Jun 2024 doi: 10.1558/equinox.19886. Jan 2013

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