Linguistics and the Study of Comics

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Frank Bramlett
Palgrave Macmillan, Jun 19, 2012 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 310 pages
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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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Contents

Introduction
1
1 Image Schemas and Conceptual Metaphor in Action Comics
13
2 Creating Humor in Gary Larsons Far Side Cartoons Using Interpersonal and Textual Metafunctions
37
A Crosscultural Analysis
59
The Past and Future of a Field
92
Verbalizing the Unspeakable in Turkish Political Cartoons
119
6 Plurilingualism in Francophone Comics
142
Diachronic Language Variation in Flemish Comics
163
8 Linguistic Codes and Character Identity in Afro Samurai
183
Language Identity and Discourse in Lalo Alcarazs La Cucaracha
210
10 The Use of English in the SwedishLanguage Comic Strip Rocky
239
11 Ah laddie did ye really think Id let a foine broth of a boy such as yerself get splattered? Representations of Irish English Speech in the Marvel Uni...
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Conclusion
291
Index of Language Varieties
294
Subject Index
296
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About the author (2012)

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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