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Visual Semiotics in an Atlantic Canadian Textbook

  title={Visual Semiotics in an Atlantic Canadian Textbook},
  author={Tracy Malen},
Drawing upon Gunther Kress' and Theo van Leeuwen's work on the meta functional grammar of visual design, this paper studies how visual selections in an Atlantic Canadian social studies textbook deflect attention from the political, particularly in sections narrating contentious events. Looking closely at one section from the book, '~ Focus On Fine Art," this discussion first examines visual realizations in the interpersonal metafunction (specifically modality choices) and how low-modality… 

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