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Query:   Experiments and Essays using Comics
Author:  Neil Cohn
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   General Linguistics

Summary:   Thank you to everyone who replied to my request for resources using or analyzing the ?comic book medium.? I am still verifying a few sources, but I have combined those that I could discern as relevant into a Reference Bibliography on my website at:


My intention is that this list can be used as a resource for research across topics such as the grammar of sequences of images, multimodality of text and image, discussions of children?s acquisition of the form, and anything else pertaining to the structural properties of the ?comic medium.? Again, if anyone has any sources to add, I welcome you to contact me.

Thanks again,

Neil Cohn

LL Issue: 15.1206
Date Posted: 12-Apr-2004
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