The Use of Body Language in Jordanian Cartoons: A Semiotic analysis

Duaa Hajjaj

Abstract


This paper presents a semiotic analysis of visuals used in 10 Jordanian cartoons. The cartoons, which were drawn by a number of cartoonists, were collected from online and print media sources. The visuals were examined using the Barthes’ (1967) model of signs, which provides a model for analyzing the connotative meanings communicated by the visuals. The results showed the connotative meaning revealed through the use of body language.


Keywords


Semiotics, Visuals, Body Language, Cartoons, Caricatures, Meaning, Connotation, Media

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7575/aiac.alls.v.9n.3p.19

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