The Tongji Institute of Linguistics and Multimodality (TILM) is one of the first independent institutions of its kind in China, and now it is a member of the China Semiotics Alliance led by the China Society of Language and Semiotics.
Being interdisciplinary in nature, TILM finds itself on the frontier of numerous studies from around the world. TILM has made striking achievements in linguistic and multimodal studies, which have been widely published in their respective fields of study. In terms of both quantity and quality, the Institute’s achievements rank among the top in mainland China. The Institute is inter-disciplinary and problem-orientated, and its development has been distinctive.
TILM has adopted dierent approaches, such as multimodal discourse analysis and multimodal corpus, and actively engages in research on gerontolinguistics and foreign language education from a multimodal perspective. TILM has organized numerous multimodal conferences and published a series of books entitled Multimodality and Special People Speech Studies Series. To build a linguistics and multimodal high ground in China, TILM will continue to lead and combine eorts with other quality academic organizations.