Cognitive Discourse Function and Multimodal Conceptualization: The Interactive Usage of Language, Multimodality, and Cognition in Bilingual Teaching Context (75211)

Session Information: Foreign Languages Education & Applied Linguistics (including ESL/TESL/TEFL)
Session Chair: Laila Familiar

Thursday, 23 November 2023 09:00
Session: Session 1
Room: Room 707
Presentation Type: Oral Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

This study aims to examine the realization of Cognitive Discourse Function and multimodal conceptualization in the context of bilingual teaching materials in Taiwan elementary schools. Based on a usage-based cognitive analysis, our data will classify how different categories of Cognitive Discourse Function (CDF) can be realized through language and multimodality in bilingual teaching and learning contexts to enable bilingual teachers to instruct and guide the students to achieve the educational goals and to help the students comprehend and conceptualize the abstract, complicated, or new concept, take the actions, and present their ideas or opinions through the learning process. This study proposes to extend significant findings in previous studies on language and multimodality (Lin, 2015 and Lin & Chiang 2016; Lin, 2018) to modify the methodology of multimodal analysis and incorporate the tenets of Cognitive Discourse Function (DaltonPuffer, 2013) to adopt the cognitive function-based analyses to examine the teaching materials, including bilingual text books, multimodal resources, activity sheets, and curriculum guidelines, etc. This study aims to demonstrate that the interactive use of language and multimodality not only helps to achieve the cognitive discourse functions efficiently but also enables the students to (1) facilitate the interpretation process when they start to learn new things or difficult concept; (2) strengthen the motivations to achieve educational goals effectively; (3) create the opportunities to reach the shared goals; (4) learn to help, share, and cooperate with each other through multimodal conceptualization, interaction, and engagement in the classroom.

Tiffany Lin, National Taipei University of Education, Taiwan

About the Presenter(s)
Dr Tiffany Lin is a University Assistant Professor/Lecturer at National Taipei University of Education in Taiwan

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Last updated: 2023-02-23 23:45:00