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Language in Ronja, the robber’s daughter: Adapting the characters for anime


  • Jahnesta Sjöberg

Summary, in English

This is a qualitative study on the characters of Ronja, the robber’s daughter and how they have been interpreted in Studio Ghibli’s anime version. It focuses on characterization from the perspective of role language and character language and how they reinforce the themes and characters of Ronja. Example sentences have been analyzed and discussed from various major characters. In summary, role language has been applied to gender the main characters, make them more distinct from each other and index certain characters’ role in the story.


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Student publication for Bachelor's degree


  • Languages and Literatures


  • role language
  • character language
  • japanese linguistics
  • Ronja rövardotter
  • Astrid Lindgren


  • Axel Svahn (Doctoral Student)