Discourse Across Languages and Cultures

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Carol Lynn Moder, Aida Martinovic
John Benjamins Publishing, 2004 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 361 pages
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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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Contents

Discourse across cultures across disciplines
1
Discourse effects of polysynthesis
37
Prosodic schemas
53
Rhetorical relations in dialogue
75
Interlanguage pragmatics
99
Discoursemarker use in native and nonnative English speakers
117
Intertextuality across communities of practice
149
Genre as a locus of social structure and cultural ideology
177
Why manner matters
211
Episodic boundaries in Japanese and English narratives
227
Rhetorical influences
251
Contrastive discourse analysis
267
Academic biliteracy and the mother tongue
285
Texts as image schemas
301
Genre and modality in developing discourse abilities
329
Index of subjects
357

How people move
195

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