Portland State University. Department of Applied Linguistics
Marjorie S. Terdal
Date of Award
Master of Arts (M.A.) in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
1 online resource (131 p.)
English language -- Study and teaching -- Japanese speakers, Language and culture, Contrastive linguistics, English language -- Discourse analysis
That a link exists between language and culture has long been accepted; however, not only the extent, but also the exact nature of that link remains unclear. In recent years, rhetoricians have raised questions about how culture affects the patterns of organization and other rhetorical features of writing. At present, the search for answers to these questions is made difficult by the cultural bias imposed by the language of any analysis of writing that may be undertaken and by a lack of criteria that can be used in performing such an analysis.
Raschke, Suzanne, "Patterns of rhetoric/patterns of culture : a look at the English writing of Japanese students" (1991). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 4197.