Dey, Subir: "Syntax of Sound Symbolic words. A Study of the Hindi Comic Books in India." In: International Journal of Comic Art 18.1 (2016), S. 260–277.
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Keywords: Empirical research, India, Onomatopoeia
Collection: International Journal of Comic Art
Sound in films and other dynamic media is an integral part of the narrative. It evokes and creates different emotions in the viewer’s mind. On contrary, printed comics is a narrative medium that represents sound in the form of written text. Therefore, the reader needs to invest a constant effort to decode the effect of the sound through the text and cognitively connect to its experience. Unlike Japanese comics which already has an extensive range of sound effects known as Sound Symbolic Words or SSW, Indian comics employs mostly onomatopoeic words to represent sound. This study analyses SSW in Raj comics and reveals the underlying syntax of it. The analysis has been done over 3000 SSW, thus making this study the largest corpus study in Indian comics till date. The analysis and observations posited the understanding of SSW through their syntax.
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