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oa Alternation - Why We Need Contrastive Rhetoric

Volume 4, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1023-1757

 

Abstract

What is Contrastive Rhetoric? One of the hot subjects in today's linguistics is the field variously known as contrastive (or cross-cultural or inter-cultural) rhetoric (or, with varying emphases, text linguistics, discourse linguistics, discourse analysis, or pragmalinguistics). The Cartesian product of these two sets of terms could be developed into a very delicate typology of approaches and methods. Here I shall resist the temptation to indulge in such terminological niceties. My overall subject can be simply defined as the study of patterns of text and discourse in different languages that vary in structure and in cultural background.

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1997-01-01
2019-08-21

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