Contrastive Rhetoric: Cross-Cultural Aspects of Second Language Writing

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This volume presents a comprehensive view of the research in the study of how a person's first language and culture influence his or her writing in a second language. Its goal is to help teachers become aware of the factors influencing their students' attempts to compose effective texts.
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Overview

This volume presents a comprehensive view of the research in the study of how a person's first language and culture influence his or her writing in a second language. Its goal is to help teachers become aware of the factors influencing their students' attempts to compose effective texts.
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Editorial Reviews

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'This is a welcome and readable addition to the literature. It will be of use to anyone concerned with genre analysis, text studies, EAP or process writing.' Teacher Development, No.35, 1997

'... this book provides excellent insights into the cultural differences that many students bring to their writing in English. These differences are clearly described in a way that makes them accesible to both teachers and learners themselves (at least those whose English is at Intermediate - advanced level) and should prove useful to teachers working with students who know that their writing in English is not as communicatively effective as they would wish it to be and want to learn why.' ESL, 1997

'Like other titles in the Cambridge Applied Linguistic series, Contrastive Rhetoric is clearly organised to allow both the lay teacher and the specialist in second language writing ease of access to specific information whilst also being a satisfying cover to cover read.' VATME Newsletter No 73, 1997

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521441452
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 11/28/2006
  • Series: Cambridge Applied Linguistics Series
  • Pages: 220
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Table of Contents

Series editors' preface
Preface
1 Toward an extended definition of contrastive rhetoric 3
2 Contrastive rhetoric studies in applied linguistics 12
3 Historical evolution of contrastive rhetoric: from Kaplan's 1966 study to diversification in languages, genres, and authors 28
4 Contrastive rhetoric and the field of rhetoric and composition 59
5 Contrastive rhetoric and text linguistics 80
6 Writing as an activity embedded in a culture 100
7 Contrastive rhetoric and translation studies 117
8 Genre-specific studies in contrastive rhetoric 126
9 Methods of research in contrastive rhetoric 153
10 Conclusion: Implications and research directions 166
References 175
Author index 195
Subject index 199
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