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Bokomslagets betydelse: En paratextanalys av fem populära böcker valda avelever i årskurs 5
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Swedish Language.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The meaning of a book cover : A paratext analysis of five popular books chosen by pupils in grade 5 (English)
Abstract [en]

The aim of the study is to apply a paratext analysis to investigate what it is in thepackaging of books that can appear attractive to children and what are the distinctiveshared features of popular pupil choices among books. The analysis consists of anexamination of each book and then a comparative section. The analytical categories arethe title and subtitle, author’s name, publisher’s information, cover pictures, the backcover, the spine, the format of the book, endpapers, and the series emblem. Thetheoretical premises are hermeneutics and semiotic interpretations of signs. The studyproceeds from Genette’s concepts of paratext, peritext and epitext.

A prominent common feature of the books was series emblems in the form ofmain titles and colours. Another significant conclusion is that the cover often depictssome climactic event in the content of the book. The content and the cover mustharmonize so that the reader will not feel disappointed. The didactic conclusions are thatteachers must have a good understanding of the effect a book cover can have on pupils.Often teachers try to motivate pupils by telling them about the exciting content, but ifthe pupil is not motivated by the paratext, the threshold will be too high. It is of greatrelevance that teachers offer pupils several different books with varying paratexts.

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2017. , p. 31
Keywords [en]
Paratext, paratext analysis, peritext, Genette, children’s books, adolescent books, chapter books, book cover, cover picture, title, subtitle, endpapers
Keywords [sv]
Paratext, paratextanalys, peritext, Genette, barnböcker, ungdomsböcker, kapitelböcker, bokomslag, bokframsida, omslagsbild, titel, undertitel, försättsblad, eftersättsblad
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-65333OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-65333DiVA, id: diva2:1109846
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Swedish Language
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Lärarprogrammet, inriktning mot verksamhet i grundskolans tidigare år
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Available from: 2017-06-19 Created: 2017-06-14 Last updated: 2017-06-19Bibliographically approved

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