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    Dialectic of friendship: discourse analysis of communication and relationship between superman and batman in superhero comics 

    Manatchai Amponpeerapan; Jaray Singhakowinta (National Institute of Development Administration, 2020)

    This study conducted a 2-stage analysis of dialectics in a discourse of a seemingly antagonistic superhero partnership between Superman (Clark Kent) and Batman (Bruce Wayne) while aiming to expand upon our understanding of dialectical relationships, American friendship, masculine-heroism ethics, and the evolution of society. Firstly, the study used Quantitative Content Analysis (CA) in corroboration with William Rawlins’s Dialectical theory of Friendship (DTF), to extract themes and patterns shown in communications between the protagonists. Then, ...
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    Original or translated version : Perceptions and preferences toward brithish and American literature of university students and lecturers 

    Manatchai Amponpeerapan; Ora-Ong Chakorn (National Institute of Development Administration, 2015)

    This research aims to discover and to pinpoint perceptions and preferences of Thai university students and lecturers regarding two relatable variants of British and American literature sold within Thailand - the original ‘English’ and the translated ‘Thai’ versions. Questionnaire surveys were provided to 135 participants, and face-toface interviews were conducted with 18 participants belonging to four university departments (English, Foreign Languages, Literature, and Translation). The results show the participants have ‘universal’ perceptions ...