Advisor

Marjorie Terdal

Date of Award

1990

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (M.A.) in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Department

Applied Linguistics

Physical Description

1 online resource (153 p.)

Subjects

Japanese language -- Rhetoric, Japanese language -- Discourse analysis, Contrastive linguistics

DOI

10.15760/etd.5968

Abstract

Since Kaplan started the study of contrastive rhetoric, researchers have investigated Japanese and English compositions and have found some differences between them. However, few studies have investigated how these differences are perceived by native English readers when the different rhetorical patterns are transferred to English writing.

Drawing from Hinds' study, this research focuses on the following: how the Japanese style of writing is evaluated by Japanese and American readers, especially in academic situations, how Japanese rhetorical patterns are perceived by American readers, and how a change of organization affects the evaluation by American readers.

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Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/23464

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