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A study of nonverbal expression in the Spongebob movie

Shariful Ruzi, Nurul Husna and Abdullah, Nur Nabilah (2022) A study of nonverbal expression in the Spongebob movie. INTERNATIONAL YOUNG SCHOLAR JOURNAL OF LANGUAGES, 5 (1). pp. 1-12. E-ISSN 0128-2573

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Nonverbal expressions are one of the nonverbal communication elements that can convey messages. Nonverbal expression can include body movement, gestures, eye contact, tone of voice, and facial expression. Nonverbal communication has played a critical role in the development of cartoon and animated characters. The Spongebob Squarepants film 'Sponge on the Run' is one of the most popular animated films in the entertainment industry aimed at a younger audience. The purpose of this paper is to investigate how effective nonverbal expressions are used to represent the characters in the Spongebob movie 'Spongebob on the Run.' The study's audio-visual data was gathered from the online movie service 'Netflix,' and the applied conversation analysis method was employed. The findings from interaction analysis the showed that each character in the cartoon used different nonverbal expressions to support the meaning for verbal communications. Furthermore, the findings revealed the effectiveness of nonverbal expressions used in relation to culture and to support verbal messages

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: nonverbal expression, animated movie, gestures, culture, verbal messages
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
P Language and Literature > PE English
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Languages and Management
Depositing User: Dr Nur Nabilah Abdullah
Date Deposited: 07 May 2023 13:29
Last Modified: 07 May 2023 13:29
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/104559

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