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D’Angelo, M. and Lorenzo Cantoni. "Comics: Semiotic approaches." Encyclopedia of Language & Linguistics. Ed. Keith Brown. 2nd ed. Vol. 2. Oxford [etc.]: Elsevier, 2006. 627–35. 
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Resource type: Book Chapter
Language: en: English
DOI: 10.1016/B0-08-044854-2/01401-2
BibTeX citation key: DAngelo2006
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Categories: General
Keywords: Encyclopedia article, Language, Semiotics
Creators: Brown, Cantoni, D’Angelo
Publisher: Elsevier (Oxford [etc.])
Collection: Encyclopedia of Language & Linguistics
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This article presents the ways comics have been and are studied by semiotics. In particular, a semiotic approach to comics is discussed, including a brief overview of its history and a definition as language with its own semiotic code(s). Various research perspectives on comics are then presented, including their narrative form, their mixed language, always in-between pure images and pure texts, and their sequential form. Future research directions are suggested.

Article Outline

• What Does ‘Semiotic Approach’ Mean?
• The Pioneers of the Sign
• Misunderstanding ‘Comics’: Comics as a Genre
• Are Comics ‘Innocent’? From Genre to Language
• Graphic Literature: Comics as a Narrative Form
• The Analysis of the Narrative Form in Comics
• The Strange Case of Dr Image and Mrs Word: Comics as Mixed Language
• Silent Comics: Verbal and Visual Forms in Comics
• Blind Comics: The Analysis of Verbal Form in Comics
• From Panel to Panel: Comics as a Sequential Language
• The Analysis of Sequential Dimension in Comics
• Comics as Polyphonic Language
• The Semiotic Approach to Comics, Today and Tomorrow
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