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The 8th International Conference on Multimodality (8ICOM) aims to provide a platform for international scholars, educators and practitioners to share and discuss research, trends and implications of developments in the field of multimodality. The conference invites a range of interests and disciplines including Applied Linguistics, Education, Communication Studies, Museum Studies, Engineering, Commerce, Health Sciences, Film and Media, English, and Art to present on themes which explore the designing, shaping, exploring and changing of multimodal landscapes.





Sports Science Institute of South Africa (SSISA),


Boundry Road, Newlands, Cape Town, South Africa          



South African Multimodality in Education (SAME) research team              

University of Cape Town, South Africa 



7th – 9th December 2016

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We envisage a broad interpretation of the theme ‘Multimodal Landscapes’ with sub-themes divided into research, pedagogy and practice. The conference welcomes interdisciplinary papers that consider a multimodal approach towards the research areas identified below. The list, however, is not intended to be limiting. (300 word abstract)


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  • Teaching, learning and assessment
  • Change and transformation
  • Communication and identity
  • Digital access and transformation
  • Signs and signage in space and place
  • Framing and frameworks
  • Materiality and artefacts
  • Professional Domains





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