Ryoko Sasamoto

List of John Benjamins publications for which Ryoko Sasamoto plays a role.


Online communication has created new ways to express emotions, including emoji and reaction GIFs. Emoji are often discussed as signs for meaning-making, adding emotional tone to communication. Reaction GIFs express emotions and attitudes in a playful manner. This study shows that through the lens… read more
Sasamoto, Ryoko 2021 Onomatopoeia, impressions and text on screenBeyond Meaning, Ifantidou, Elly, Louis de Saussure and Tim Wharton (eds.), pp. 161–176 | Chapter
The aim of this study is to shed light on the relationship between visual and verbal inputs into communication. To this end, I analysed the use of onomatopoeia as telop on Japanese TV in terms of the relevance theoretic notions of the showing-saying continuum and the definite-indefinite continuum.… read more
Sasamoto, Ryoko 2021 Onomatopoeia, translation and relevanceNew Developments in Relevance Theory, Padilla Cruz, Manuel and Agnieszka Piskorska (eds.), pp. 347–375 | Article
It is generally acknowledged that onomatopoeia poses challenges for translation. However, there is little research into the translation of onomatopoeia in Pragmatics. This study seeks to examine the nature of onomatopoeia and its implications for translation from the perspective of relevance… read more
The use of captions has grown in recent years in both traditional and new media, particularly in terms of the diversity of style, content, and function. Impact captions have emerged as a popular form of captions for hearing viewers and contain rich multimodal information which is employed to… read more
Sasamoto, Ryoko and Minako O'Hagan 2020 Chapter 7. Relevance, style and multimodality: Typographical features as stylistic devicesRelevance Theory, Figuration, and Continuity in Pragmatics, Piskorska, Agnieszka (ed.), pp. 193–226 | Chapter
Brightly coloured textual inserts, which often occupy a sizable part of the TV screen, have become a key feature in Japanese TV. This paper unpacks the contribution of such multimodal stimuli to inference, and the consequences this has for the interpretation process. Using data derived from a… read more