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dc.identifier.citation Beuke-Muir, C. (2016). Visual literature: an essential part of academic learning. Journal for Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences, 5(1), 127-138. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2026-7215
dc.description.abstract Because the world is becoming a planet where speed plays a much bigger role than only one generation ago, information is gained at almost the speed of light. Although is not seen as strange phenomenon anymore, the fact remains that technology has developed so drastically that it is almost unthinkable that a person of sixty years old today started her live without television, computer, internet, and perhaps, also without a telephone. In the process literature and language are disciplines that are drastically influenced, apart from the fact that 93% of all language is non-verbal. Images are becoming a most important part of communication and influence us cognitively and emotionally. Images also accelerate and increase our level of comprehension. Therefore visual literature is becoming an integral part of learning. In this article, the Afrikaans comic Asterix die Galliër is investigated, and it is argued that a comic can serve as a subgenre in the main stream of literature. Visual and verbal language are compared and common entities in the syntax, morphology and lexicon are identifi ed. It is concluded that the combined process of reading text and seeing images is essential for learning and rational thinking. Visual literature should therefore not be neglected as a source of academic training. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Namibia en_US
dc.subject Visual learning en_US
dc.subject Academic learning en_US
dc.title Visual literature: An essential part of academic learning en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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