Reaching to intercultural rhetoric
This volume explores contrastive rhetoric for audiences in both ESL contexts and international EFL contexts, exposing the newest developments in theories of culture and discourse and pushing the boundaries beyond any previously staked ground. The book presents a comprehensive set of empirical investigations involving a number of first languages; 13 of the 17 authors are English-as-a-second-language speakers, many working in non-US contexts. This work develops a coherent agenda for contrastive rhetoric researchers, studying genres such as school writing, grant proposals, business letters, newspaper editorials, book reviews, and newspaper commentaries. Four chapters provide ethnographies and observations about contrastive rhetoric and the teaching of EFL and ESL. The book ends with a look to the future, suggesting it is more accurate to use the term ‘intercultural rhetoric’ to account for the richness of rhetoric variation of written texts and the varying contexts in which they are constructed.
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 169] 2008. viii, 324 pp.
Publishing status: Available
© John Benjamins Publishing Company
Table of Contents
IntroductionUlla Connor, Ed Nagelhout and William Rozycki | pp. 1–8
Section I. Current state of contrastive rhetoric
From contrastive rhetoric to intercultural rhetoric: A search for collective identityXiaoming Li | pp. 11–24
The importance of comparable corpora in cross-cultural studiesAna I. Moreno | pp. 25–41
Section II. Contrastive corpus studies in specific genres
Metadiscourse across three varieties of English: American, British, and advanced learner EnglishAnnelie Ädel | pp. 45–62
A genre-based study of research grant proposals in ChinaHaiying Feng | pp. 63–86
Different cultures – different discourses? Rhetorical patterns of business letters by English and Russian speakersMaria Loukianenko Wolfe | pp. 87–121
Spanish language newspaper editorials from Mexico, Spain, and the U.S.Chin-Sook Pak and Rebeca Acevedo | pp. 123–145
The rhetorical structure of academic book reviews of literature: An English-Spanish cross-linguistic approachLorena Suárez and Ana I. Moreno | pp. 147–168
Newspaper commentaries on terrorism in China and Australia: A contrastive genre studyWei Wang | pp. 169–191
Section III. Contrastive rhetoric and the teaching of ESL/EFL writing
"Long sentences and floating commas": Mexican students' rhetorical practices and the sociocultural contextVirginia LoCastro | pp. 195–217
English web page use in an EFL setting: A contrastive rhetoric view of the development of information literacyKara McBride | pp. 219–240
From Confucianism to Marxism: A century of theme treatment in Chinese writing instructionXiaoye You | pp. 241–256
Plagiarism in an intercultural rhetoric context: What we can learn about one from the otherJoel Bloch | pp. 257–274
Section IV. Future directions
A conversation on contrastive rhetoric: Dwight Atkinson and Paul Kei Matsuda talk about issues, conceptualizations, and the future of contrastive rhetoricPaul Kei Matsuda and Dwight Atkinson | pp. 277–298
Mapping multidimensional aspects of research: Reaching to intercultural rhetoricUlla Connor | pp. 299–315
Notes on contributors | pp. 317–319
Index | pp. 321–324
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