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Title: Contrastive Rhetoric Research: Some methodological and conceptual issues
Author: Mujib Rahman
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Institution: University Of Peshawar
Linguistic Field: Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Text/Corpus Linguistics
Subject Language: English
Abstract: Contrastive rhetoric is an interesting area of applied linguistics that is concerned with how non-native writers of English employ linguistic, non-linguistic and extra-linguistic means to communicate meaning. However, there are several methodological and conceptual issues, usually ignored, that need to be considered before contrastive rhetoric could yield meaningful results. After outlining the relationship of genre, rhetoric, and culture, this paper discusses these issues with reference to various studies in contrastive rhetoric.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed
Venue: University of Peshawar
Publication Info: Jounal of Humanities and Social Sciences, Vol III, 1/2
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