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Multimodality, Including the Representation and Presentation of Theses and Dissertations
Multimodality, including the representation and presentation of theses and dissertations

As we pointed out in the Introduction to this handbook, multimodality is not synonymous with digitization. Multimodality preceded the digital by several centuries, but its revival and re-formulation has been brought about partly by the affordances of the digital. A conventional thesis or dissertation can be multimodal by virtue of its texture (e.g. a dissertation about hand-made paper typed on to hand-made paper); its inclusion of images (e.g. Japanese manga in a study of the emergence of study manga); its inclusion of figures and tables and its inclusion of other modes of representation in an accompanying CD Rom. One could even argue that a ‘purely’ written ...

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