Publication details [#14103]

Szawerna, Michał. 2018. Visual metaphorization of events as objects in comics. Language, Mind, Culture and Society (LaMiCuS) 2 : 150–188. 39 pp.
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Polskie Towarzystwo j


Drawing on cognitive linguistics and comics studies, the paper conducts a multimodal analysis of the visual metaphorisation of events in comics. It finds that a major strategy of the visual metaphorisation of events is their representation as static planar objects, cumulative and non-cumulative, and that such representation reflects the way events are understood and in turn conventionalised in language, with objectification occurring in both visual and linguistic mode.