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Cahill, David – Written Communication, 2003
Contrastive rhetoric scholarship researches rhetorical structures across languages to predict the difficulties experienced by students learning to write essays in a second language. The paradigmatic contrast is between Western languages (e.g., English) that are said to exemplify "linearity" and "directness" and Eastern languages (e.g., Chinese,…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Rhetorical Theory, Rhetorical Invention, Contrastive Linguistics