The Multimodal Research Centre (MRC) is made up of a network of interdisciplinary researchers at Auckland University of Technology, who focus on the significance of multimodal theory and methodology for communication in its broadest sense. Through advancement and collaborations, the MRC contributes to the development of the research community locally, nationally, and internationally.
The major focus of the MRC is the further development of multimodal methodology and theory in connection with practical advances in social life. Researchers in this Centre come from diverse areas of social science research and have two beliefs in common:
Our goal in the MRC is to contribute to academic investigation by furthering methodological and theoretical frameworks for multimodality, multimodal discourse, and multimodal interaction; to broaden the theory-practice nexus; and to positively impact the social communities we serve.
The MRC intends to be the leading Research Centre for Multimodal Interaction and Mediated Discourse Analysis in the world.
Our 3rd annual Multimodal Research Centre Conference was held at AUT University on 2nd December 2011. Themed "Research into Communication: Theory, method, and practice", we hope to bring together scholars from all areas of Communication Studies, Health and Business Communication, Discourse Analysis, Education, Tourism, and other areas where researchers or research students focus on any aspect of communication.
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