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By Alan Cruse

ISBN-10: 0748621113

ISBN-13: 9780748621118

This easy-to-use consultant illuminates key suggestions and phrases in semantics and pragmatics and the examine of that means because it is conveyed via language.

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1995). Similarly, Emily Petermann (2014) distinguished among novels based on a single musical work and novels based on a musical genre. Again, this distinction between simple and complex transmediation and media representation approximately corresponds to divisions made by Tamar Yacobi within the field of ekphrasis. Yacobi paid attention to the broad field of possible representations in ekphrasis, including both ‘shorter and longer re-presentational stretches of texts’ and ‘description and narration’ (1998: 23).

Certain types of complex representations of media products generally called ekphrases constitute what Lydia Goehr labeled the modern ‘workto-work ekphrasis’, to distinguish it from the understanding of the notion in classical rhetoric as any vivid description (Goehr, 2010). Originally, the term ekphrasis referred to ‘a verbal description of something, almost anything, in life or art’ (Krieger, 1992: 7). During the last century, ekphrasis was primarily understood as a symbolic (verbal) representation of an iconic representation – typically a poem representing a painting – but was also circumscribed in terms of other traditional art forms and, indeed, beyond the artistic domain.

However, differing modality modes do not in themselves determine the limits of media transformation. Shared modality modes may facilitate detailed and extensive media representation and transmediation, and some media are very difficult to represent or transmediate if the representing or transmediating medium does not include vital modality modes. Nonetheless, given the brain’s cross-modal capacities, media representation and transmediation over the borders of modality modes are, to a certain extent, possible, common, and indeed productive.

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