Discourse Across Languages and Cultures

Discourse Across Languages and Cultures

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This volume brings together for the first time research by linguists working in cross-linguistic discourse analysis and by second language researchers working in the contrastive rhetoric tradition. The collection of articles by prominent authors and younger scholars encompasses a variety of research approaches and treats numerous naturally-occurring spoken and written genres, including conversations, narratives, academic expository writing, journalism, advertising, and professional promotional texts. Languages examined include English, Spanish, French, Brazilian Portuguese, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Hebrew, Urdu, Dutch, Turkish and Serbo-Croatian. Taken individually and collectively, the articles in this collection draw important conclusions concerning the roles of cognition, multilingualism, communities of practice, and linguistic typology in shaping discourse within and across cultures.
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  • Hardback | 366 pages
  • 157.5 x 226.1 x 25.4mm | 612.36g
  • John Benjamins Publishing Co
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • English
  • 158811449X
  • 9781588114495

Table of contents

1. Discourse across cultures, across disciplines: An overview (by Moder, Carol Lynn); 2. Holistic textlinguistics (by Longacre, Robert E.); 3. Discourse effects of polysynthesis (by Chafe, Wallace); 4. Prosodic schemas: Evidence from Urdu and Pakistani English (by Damron, Rebecca L.); 5. Rhetorical relations in dialogue: A contrastive study (by Taboada, Maite); 6. Interlanguage Pragmatics: Apology speech acts (by Jung, Euen Hyuk (Sarah)); 7. Discourse marker use in native and non-native English speakers (by Lee, Hikyoung); 8. Discourse markers across languages? Evidence from English and French (by Fleischman, Suzanne); 9. Intertextuality across communities of practice: Academics, journalism and advertising (by Scollon, Ron); 10. Genre as a locus of social structure and cultural ideology: A comparison of Japanese and American cooking classes (by Mayes, Patricia); 11. How people move: Discourse effects of linguistic typology (by Slobin, Dan I.); 12. Why manner matters: Contrasting English and Serbo-Croatian typology in motion description (by Jovanovic, Jelena); 13. Episodic boundaries in Japanese and English narratives (by DiGennaro-Seig, Mary Theresa); 14. Rhetorical influences: As Latin was, English is? (by Eggington, William); 15. Contrastive discourse analysis: Argumentative text in English and Spanish (by Neff, JoAnne); 16. Academic biliteracy and the mother tongue: A case study of academic essays in Venezuelan Spanish and English (by Arcay Hands, Elizabeth); 17. Texts as image-schemas: A cross-linguistic study (by Salies, Tania Mara Gastao); 18. Genre and modality in developing discourse abilities (by Berman, Ruth A.)
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