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Genre across Languages and Cultures- Newspaper Commentaries in China and Australia [Paperback]

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Item description for Genre across Languages and Cultures- Newspaper Commentaries in China and Australia by Wei Wang...

Traditional contrastive rhetoric research is often restricted to the textual level of analysis. By providing both a textual and contextual view of genre across languages and cultures, this book presents a framework for contrastive rhetoric research which moves beyond the text into the context of production and interpretation of the text. The book examines the textual patterning of Australian and Chinese commentaries and interpersonal and intertextual features of the texts, as well as considers possible contextual factors which might contribute to the formation of the newspaper commentaries in the two different languages and cultures. This analysis contributes towards answering the questions: How do writers in different languages and cultures position themselves in relation to the topics that they write about? How do they manipulate the topic and address their readers by the use of various linguistic strategies and devices? How do the roles of the press and opinion discourses mediate and influence constructions of the Chinese and English commentaries? How do discourses of terrorism in these two settings relate to textual and intertextual practices? The book is addressed to researchers in contrastive rhetoric and discourse research. It is also directed towards scholars in intercultural communication and translation.

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Pages   200
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.61" Width: 6.69" Height: 0.42"
Weight:   0.72 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 4, 2007
Publisher   VDM Verlag Dr. Mueller e.K.
ISBN  3836428725  
ISBN13  9783836428729  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! KAZUO TANAKA is Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Intelligent Systems at the University of Electro-Communications in Tokyo, Japan.

HUA O. WANG is Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.

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