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Reading SoundsClosed-Captioned Media and Popular Culture$
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Sean Zdenek

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780226312644

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226312811.001.0001

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A Rhetorical View of Captioning

A Rhetorical View of Captioning

(p.1) One A Rhetorical View of Captioning
Reading Sounds

Sean Zdenek

University of Chicago Press

This chapter introduces the book’s argument in terms of seven transformations of meaning that closed captioning enables: captions contextualize, clarify, formalize, equalize, linearize, time-shift, and distill. In the context of accessible media, these seven interlocking transformations provide a way of accounting for the differences between sound and writing, listening and reading. The chapter also offers a critique of ableism in scholarship on multimodal composition and digital rhetorics, a brief history of closed captioning, and an overview of rhetorical analysis as the book’s primary method of analysis.

Keywords:   digital rhetoric, multimodal composition, closed captioning history, disability awareness, rhetorical analysis, ableism

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