Multimodalità futura e originaria
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Multimodality is not a property of modern technological media, but a natural feature of human communication. Speech in natural conditions entails audio-visual integration and every verbal text is in fact a multidimensional product. Although descriptions, narrations, arguments are surely imperishable text types, modern multimedia development enhanced the use of different channels and modes of communication that is not without consequences as far as the content and the design of texts. Starting from these considerations, we focus on the relationship between the dizzy growth of the communication technology and the necessary renewal of textual theories and typology, concluding that the improvement of multichannel and multimodal communications can turn out into a significant improvement in the studies on the language type performance and representation.