The Seeds and Growth of Multimodality in Latin America A Historical Review

Dominique Manghi, Carolina Badillo, Danielle Almeida

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterpeer-review


By drawing on the authors’ autobiographies, the chapter presents a historical review of how multimodality has begun to develop on Latin American soil. The Social Semiotic perspective on communication and learning and Critical Discourse Studies reached Brazilian, Chilean, and other Latin American academic fields in the first decade of this century. Since then, multimodality analysts have been developing theoretical and methodological tools that enable them to research their situated environments. The historical review reveals a dialogue between multimodality and Critical Literacy Studies, which could contribute to greater social justice, diversity, and equality in Latin America.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMultimodality Studies in International Contexts
Subtitle of host publicationContemporary Trends and Challenges
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781003825319
ISBN (Print)9781003367550
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2023


Dive into the research topics of 'The Seeds and Growth of Multimodality in Latin America A Historical Review'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this