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O'Toole, Michael

  1. Kay L. O'Halloran

Published Online: 5 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781405198431.wbeal0888

The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics

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O'Halloran, K. L. 2012. O'Toole, Michael. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. .

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  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2012


Michael O'Toole, also known as Lawrence M. O'Toole (1934– ), Emeritus Professor of communication studies at Murdoch University, Western Australia, has a long and distinguished career in applied linguistics, including the development of pioneering approaches to language studies and multimodal semiotic analysis, culminating in his highly influential systemic functional (SF) approach to displayed art, which has provided a foundation for contemporary multimodal research.


  • discourse analysis;
  • intercultural communication;
  • language and social interaction;
  • multimodality;
  • visual communication;
  • grammar