Extra! Extra! Semantics in comics! The conceptual structure of Chicago Tribune advertisements

Neil Cohn*

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Abstract

Recently, increasing attention is turning to comics as a graphic domain using similar cognitive processes to linguistic forms. As in the verbal and manual modalities of expression, various semantic structures arise across sequences of images in interesting and effective ways. This piece examines metonymy, conceptual metaphors, and blending across a three-panel pattern used in strips from an advertising campaign by the Chicago Tribune newspaper. (C) 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3138-3146
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Pragmatics
Volume42
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Visual language
  • Comics
  • Metaphor
  • Metonymy
  • Conceptual blending
  • LANGUAGE

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