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Bramlett, Frank, ed. Linguistics and the Study of Comics. New York [etc.]: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. 
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Resource type: Book
Language: en: English
BibTeX citation key: Bramlett2012
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Keywords: Collection of essays, Language
Creators: Bramlett
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan (New York [etc.])
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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? What is the impact of English on comics written in other languages?
These questions and many more are answered in this volume, which brings together the two fields of comics research and linguistics to produce groundbreaking scholarship. With an international cast of contributors, the book offers novel insights into the role of language in comics, graphic novels, and single-panel cartoons, analyzing the intersections between the visual and the verbal.
Contributions examine the relationship between cognitive linguistics and visual elements as well as interrogate the controversial claim about the status of comics as a language. The book also argues that comics tell us a great deal about the sociocultural realities of language, exploring what code switching, language contact, dialect, and linguistic variation can tell us about identity – from the imagined and stereotyped to the political and real.

Tables of Contents

List of Tables and Figures (vii)
Acknowledgments (x)
Notes on Contributors (xi)

Frank Bramlett: Introduction (1)
1. Elisabeth Potsch and Robert F. Williams: Image Schemas and Conceptual Metaphor in Action Comics (13)
2. Richard Watson Todd: Creating Humor in Gary Larson’s Far Side Cartoons Using Interpersonal and Textual Metafunctions (37)
3. Jill Hallett and Richard W. Hallett: Metaphors and Topoi of H1N1 (Swine Flu) Political Cartoons: A Cross-cultural Analysis (59)
4. Neil Cohn: Comics, Linguistics, and Visual Language: The Past and Future of a Field (92)
5. Veronika Tzankova and Thecla Schiphorst: Constructing Meaning: Verbalizing the Unspeakable in Turkish Political Cartoons (119)
6. Miriam Ben-Rafael and Eliezer Ben-Rafael: Plurilingualism in Francophone Comics (142)
7. Gert Meesters: To and Fro Dutch Dutch: Diachronic Language Variation in Flemish Comics (163)
8. Frank Bramlett: Linguistic Codes and Character Identity in Afro Samurai (183)
9. Carla Breidenbach: Pocho Politics: Language, Identity, and Discourse in Lalo Alcaraz’s La Cucaracha (210)
10. Kristy Beers Fägersten: The Use of English in the Swedish-Language Comic Strip Rocky (239)
11. Shane Walshe: '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 (264)
Frank Bramlett: Conclusion (291)

Index of Language Varieties (294)
Subject Index (296)
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