Publication details [#53208]

Thompson, Geoff and Chul-Kyu Kim. 2010. Obligation and reader involvement in English and Korean science popularizations: a corpus-based cross-cultural text analysis. Text & Talk 30 (1) : 53–73.
Publication type
Article in journal
Publication language
Language as a subject
Place, Publisher
De Gruyter


This crosscultural study examines modal expressions of obligation and reader involvement in British and Korean newspaper corpora of science popularization texts. It explores how the apparent differences can be considered as reflecting different cultural norms.