Linguistics and the Study of Comics

Hardcover | June 19, 2012

EditorFrank Bramlett

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Do Irish superheroes actually sound Irish? Why are Gary Larson's Far Side cartoons funny? How do political cartoonists in India, Turkey, and the US get their point across? These questions and many more are answered in this new collection on linguistics and comics, which explores language and how the verbal and the visual interact.

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Do Irish superheroes actually sound Irish? Why are Gary Larson's Far Side cartoons funny? How do political cartoonists in India, Turkey, and the US get their point across? These questions and many more are answered in this new collection on linguistics and comics, which explores language and how the verbal and the visual interact.

FRANK BRAMLETT is Associate Professor in the Department of English, the University of Nebraska at Omaha, USA. He has presented on discourse analysis and sociolinguistics at a wide range of linguistics conferences and published in journals such as Narrative and the on-line comics journal ImageText.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:328 pages, 8.92 × 5.68 × 1.03 inPublished:June 19, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230362826

ISBN - 13:9780230362826

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Table of Contents

Tables and Figures
Notes on Contributors
Introduction; F.Bramlett
Image Schemas and Conceptual Metaphor in Action Comics; E.Potsch & R.F.Williams
Creating Humor in Gary Larson's Far Side Cartoons Using Interpersonal and Textual Metafunctions; R.Watson Todd
Metaphors and Topoi of H1N1 (Swine Flu) Political Cartoons: A Cross-cultural Analysis; J.Hallett & R.W.Hallett
Comics, Linguistics, and Visual Language: The Past and Future of a Field; N.Cohn
Constructing Meaning: Verbalizing the Unspeakable in Turkish Political Cartoons; V.Tzankova & T.Schiphorst
Plurilingualism in Francophone Comics; M.Ben-Rafael & E.Ben-Rafael
To and Fro Dutch Dutch: Diachronic Language Variation in Flemish Comics; G.Meesters
Linguistic Codes and Character Identity in Afro Samurai; F.Bramlett
Pocho Politics: Language, Identity, and Discourse in Lalo Alcaraz's La Cucaracha; C.Breidenbach
The Use of English in the Swedish-Language Comic Strip Rocky; K.Beers Fägersten
'Ah, laddie, did ye really think I'd let a foine broth of a boy such as yerself get splattered…?' – Representations of Irish English Speech in the Marvel Universe; S.Walshe
Conclusion; F.Bramlett
Index