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Expressions of disciplinarity and individuality in a multimodal genre

Computers and Composition Volume 22, Number 3 ISSN 8755-4615 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd


Recent research has illuminated some of the ways in which multilingual writers project multiple identities in their writing, conveying disciplinary allegiances as well as more personal expressions of individuality. Such work has focused on the writers’ uses of various verbal expressions, but has to this point overlooked the ways in which they manipulate the visual mode as a means for identity expression. The present study examines expressions of identity in a corpus of multimodal texts written by four multilingual graduate student writers. I consider how the writers’ uses of various verbal and visual expressions in their Microsoft PowerPoint presentation slides project both disciplinarity and individuality and how each individual's habitus has been influenced by both the discourses they have encountered and their personal reactions towards those discourses.


Tardy, C.M. Expressions of disciplinarity and individuality in a multimodal genre. Computers and Composition, 22(3), 319-336. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved July 18, 2019 from .

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