2017 – 2019


Archer, A. and Noakes, T. (Publication due fall, 2019.) Exploring academic argument in information graphics. In: Data visualization in society. The relationships between graphs, charts, maps and meanings, feelings, engagements. H. Kennedy and M. Engebretsen (eds.) Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.

Bhamjee, M. and Simpson, Z. 2019. “Design literacy practices in a mechanical engineering degree program: A multimodal social semiotic analysis of first and final year design reports”.  Proceedings of the Research in Engineering Education Symposium (REES2019), awaiting further details.

Grant, T. and Archer, A. 2019. Multimodal mapping: using mind maps to negotiate emerging professional communication practices and identity. South African Journal of Higher Education. 33, 1. 74 – 91. (SA DoE)

Noakes, T  2019, Young black women curate visual arts e-portfolios: negotiating digital disciplined identities, infrastructural inequality and public visibility. Learning, Media and Technology, Special Issue: Global technologies, Local Practices: redefining digital education with marginalised voices, July, 2019. DOI: 10.1080/17439884.2019.1640738.

Rademacher, U. & Grant, T. 2019. Out of Africa. A new perspective on digitalisation in Africa. TATuP Zeitschrift für Technikfolgenabschätzung in Theorie und Praxis. 28 (2) 41-47. Open access journal available at: http://www.tatup.de/index.php/tatup/issue/view/9/10

Simpson, Z.  2019.  “Display cases, catalogues and clock faces: Multimodal social semiotic analysis of information graphics in civil engineering”.  Iberica, 37 (Spring), 141 – 166.

Simpson, Z. and Archer, A. 2019. Semiotic Technologies as socially situated resources for disciplinary practices. Social Semiotics. 29, 4. 524 – 542. https://doi.org/10.1080/10350330.2018.1487263. (ISI, IBSS and Scopus)


Archer, A. 2018. Academic voice re-imag(in)ed: Interest and design in artwork and three dimensional artefacts. Multimodal Communication. Published online. https://doi.org/10.1515/mc-2017-0016

Archer, A. and Björkvall, A. 2018. Material sign-making in diverse contexts: upcycled artefacts as refracting global / local discourses. A. Sherris and E. Adami (eds) Making signs, translanguaging ethnographies: Exploring urban, rural and
educational spaces. Clevedon: Multilingual Matters. 45 – 63. ISBN: 9781788921909

Hunma, A. 2018. “Students make history every day just by sitting on these steps”: Performative Spaces and Re-genring in the South. Education as Change, 22(1): 1-25. https://upjournals.co.za/index.php/EAC/article/view/706

Noakes, T. 2018. Inequality in digital personas – e-portfolio curricula, cultural repertoires and social media. University of Cape Town. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/29652

Noakes, T. Walton, M. Cronjé, J. 2018, Capital meets capabilities: negotiating cultural exclusion in participatory culture, Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on E-learning, Cape Town, 294 – 304, 5 – 6  July, 2018.

Simpson, Z. and Archer, A. 2018. Semiotic Technologies as socially situated resources for disciplinary practices. Social Semiotics. Published online. https://doi.org/10.1080/10350330.2018.1487263.

Simpson, Z., & Prince, R. (2018). Teaching, Learning, and Employing Analytical Frameworks as Performance: Analysis of a Quantitative Literacy Event in Applied Mechanics. Designs for Learning, 10(1), 76–87. DOI: http://doi.org/10.16993/dfl.95


Archer, A. 2017. Using multimodal pedagogies in writing centres to improve student writing. Stellenbosch Papers in Linguistics Plus. 53, 1 – 12. DOI:10.5842/53-0-730

Archer, A. and Björkvall, A. 2017. The ‘semiotics of value’ in upcycling. In S. Zhao, A. Björkvall, M. Boeriis and E. Djonov (eds.), Advancing Multimodal and Critical Discourse Studies: Interdisciplinary Research Inspired by Theo Van Leeuwen’s Social Semiotics. London and New York: Routledge. 165 – 180.

Huang, C-W. and Archer, A. 2017. ‘Academic literacies’ as moving beyond writing: Investigating multimodal approaches to academic argument. London Review of Education, 15(1): 63-72. DOI: https://doi.org/10.18546/LRE.15.1.06

Huang, C-W. and Archer, A. 2017. Training Writing Centre tutors for argument in a digital age. In S. Clarence and L. Dison (eds.), Writing Centres in Higher Education: Working In and Across the Disciplines. Stellenbosch: Sun Media. 81 – 96. ISBN 9781928357544

Pearman, A. 2017. Supporting academic communication in Writing Centres in the digital age: Video composition in the context of a writing centre consultation. In S. Clarence and L. Dison (eds.), Writing Centres in Higher Education: Working In and Across the Disciplines. Stellenbosch: Sun Media. 177-192. ISBN 9781928357544

Simpson, Z. and Archer, A. 2017. Combining autoethnography and multimodal social semiotics: potential for theory and method. Social Semiotics, 27(5): 656 670. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10350330.2016.1264689

Simpson, Z.  2017.  The Epistemic Value of Image in Science Writing: A Review of Science from Sight to Insight: How Scientists Illustrate Meaning by Alan Gross and Joseph Harmon. Visual Communication, 16 (4), awaiting further details.

Simpson, Z. and Bhamjee, M.  2017.  “The Literacy of Engineering Design: Investigation into First Year Design Report Writing”.  Proceedings of the fourth biennial conference of the South African Society for Engineering Education (SASEE2017), Cape Town, South Africa, 13 – 15 June.


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