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By J. C. Wells

How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self.

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Title: The Language of Comics
Subtitle: Intertext
Written By: Mario Saraceni

The Language of Comics:

*includes a large number of real comics, from individual frames to full comic strips
*provides a history of comics from the end of the nineteenth century to the present
*explores the "semiotics of comics," from the interaction between the verbal and the visual and how texts interrelate to the way speech and thought are reported in narrative and point of view

*makes the case for comics as multimodal texts and considers future developments in the genre
*is user-friendly and accessible, and provides a full glossary

Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0415286700
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 128
Prices: $55.00

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 041521422X
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 128
Prices: $15.95