Applying Discourse Semantics and Pragmatics to Co-reference in Picture Sequences
This paper looks at co‐indexing in pictorial narratives such as comics. Using a formal‐semantic model of the content of pictures, it is argued that depicted objects are existentially quantified, and are identified post-semantically. A DRT model for pictorial narratives is proposed where discourse referents are constructed as areas of a picture.
To appear in proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 17.
semantics; pragmatics; coindexing; coreference; discourse representation theory; pictorial narrative; comics; manga