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Badarneh, Muhammad A., Fathi Migdadi and Kawakib Al-Momani. 2016. A Semiotic Analysis of Political Cartoons in Jordan in Light of the Arab Spring. Humor 29 (4) : 507–538.
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De Gruyter


Unlike Imad Hajjaj's political cartoons on Jordan parliamentary election campaigns in 2007 an 2010, the linguistic and indicated messages in the cartoons of 2013 implied a sense of rescue, feat, win, liberty, dignity, and democracy, qualities seldom denoted in former cartoons. The study elucidates this derelict visual communication field in the Arab world, hoping to offer novel insights into the domains of critical discourse analysis, multimodal analysis, semiotics, and pragmatics.