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To and Fro Dutch Dutch. Diachronic Language Variation in Flemish Comics

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  • Arts & Humanities :: Languages & Linguistics [A05]
  • Arts & Sciences Humaines :: Langues & Linguistique [A05]
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v Contents List of Tables and Figures vii Acknowledgements x Notes on Contributors xi Introduction 1 Frank Bramlett 1 Image Schemas and Conceptual Metaphor in Action Comics 13 Elisabeth Potsch and Robert F. Williams 2 Creating Humor in Gary Larson’s Far Side Cartoons Using Interpersonal and Textual Metafunctions 37 Richard Watson Todd 3 Metaphors and Topoi of H1N1 (Swine Flu) Political Cartoons: A Cross- cultural Analysis 59 Jill Hallett and Richard W. Hallett 4 Comics, Linguistics, and Visual Language: The Past and Future of a Field 92 Neil Cohn 5 Constructing Meaning: Verbalizing the Unspeakable in Turkish Political Cartoons 119 Veronika Tzankova and Thecla Schiphorst 6 Plurilingualism in Francophone Comics 142 Miriam Ben- Rafael and Eliezer Ben-Rafael 7 To and Fro Dutch Dutch: Diachronic Language Variation in Flemish Comics 163 Gert Meesters 8 Linguistic Codes and Character Identity in Afro Samurai 183 Frank Bramlett 9 Pocho Politics: Language, Identity, and Discourse in Lalo Alcaraz’s La Cucaracha 210 Carla Breidenbach 9780230362826_01_prexiv.indd v9780230362826_01_prexiv.indd v 4/2/2012 6:09:22 PM4/2/2012 6:09:22 PM PROOF 10 The Use of English in the Swedish- Language Comic Strip Rocky 239 Kristy Beers Fägersten 11 ‘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 Shane Walshe Conclusion 291 Frank Bramlett Index of Language Varieties 294 Subject Index 296 vi Contents 9780230362826_01_prexiv.indd vi9780230362826_01_prexiv.indd vi 4/2/2012 6:09:22 PM4/2/2012 6:09:22 PM PROOF 1 Introduction Frank Bramlett This collection of essays is a book for anybody who wants to know more about how language and comics go together. It begins to construct a space in which the scientific and literary study of language may produc- tively combine with the burgeoning scholarship in comics

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