Contrastive rhetoric in Shona and English

argumentative essays by Juliet Thondhlana

Publisher: University of Zimbabwe Publications in Harare

Written in English
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Subjects:

  • English language -- Rhetoric -- Study and teaching -- Zimbabwe.,
  • English language -- Study and teaching -- Shona speakers.,
  • Shona language -- Rhetoric.,
  • Contrastive linguistics.,
  • Interference (Linguistics)

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StatementJuliet Thondhlana.
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LC ClassificationsPE1068.Z55 T46 2000
The Physical Object
Paginationxvii, 182 p. :
Number of Pages182
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3603406M
ISBN 100908307861
LC Control Number2002345721

Rhetoric. Contrastive Rhetoric Contrastive rhetoric (CR) started 30 years ago in applied linguistics by Robert Kaplan, pays special attention to the role of transfer from native language to the target language. The main focus of contrastive rhetoric has been on L2 writing, especially examining the . Rhetoric," "Japanese Expository"). English rhetoric, for example, seems for contrastive rhetoricians mainly to consist of deductive organized paragraphs, each one beginning with a topic sentence (Hinds, "Contrastive Rhetoric" ). Recent research in contrastive rhetoric has expanded beyond text analysis as a research methodology to explore. Home University of Southern California Dissertations and Theses A study of the contrastive rhetoric of Arabic, English, Japanese, and Spanish - Page 1 Reference URL . Buy Contrastive Rhetoric: Cross-Cultural Aspects of Second Language Writing (Cambridge Applied Linguistics) by Connor, Ulla (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.5/5(1).

Basthomi, Contrastive Rhetoric, Discourse and Genre Analysis lish academic writing and English in re-search settings. Kartika () and Susilo (; ) also represent this typology. Kartika () and Susilo () analyzed articles in Jakarta Post in terms of . Defenders of contrastive rhetoric theory such as Leki () pointes to the fact that even though writing instructors who teach ESL students might not have a background in the rhetoric of Author: ILONA LEKI. Contrastive Rhetoric. Purpose Kaplan's article connecting student writers' paragraph organization with their cultural thought patterns–also known as contrastive rhetoric–has had a significant impact on the field of L2 Writing. Whether one agrees with Kaplan's observations or not, his scholarship has generated significant discussion. In order to understand the cultural differences between Persian and English-speaking researchers, the following metadiscourse sub-types adapted from Hyland's () model were examined: transitions, frame markers, endophoric markers, evidentials, code glosses, hedges, boosters, attitude markers, engagement markers, and self-mentions.

The present study employs critical contrastive rhetoric in a partial replication of Kubota () and Yoon (), investigating the direction of the rhetorical transfer occurring in Korean students‘ essays in Korean (L1) and English (L2).Cited by: 2. Languages and Linguistics. Featured. African Linguistics and the Development of African Communities.   Situated within a Systemic Functional Linguistics genre paradigm, this study adopted a function-based linguistic approach to examine the argument structures in English writing produced by Chinese university students of English as foreign language (EFL). Their English writing was contrasted with three other sets of argumentative essays in order to explore differences and similarities in the use. Shona tones: a quest for iconic representation / Herbert Mushangwe Frame semantics as cognitive meaning building in Shona / Laston Mukaro, Lovemore Mutonga and Victor Mugari Speech outcome after cleft palate surgery: a case study of a twelve-year-old Shona-speaking girl / Lloyd Makumbe, Patricia Mabugu and Catherine Sibanda.

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Contrastive Rhetoric in Shona and English Book Summary: The influence of the learner's mother tongue on the use of a second language has long been of interest within applied linguistics. Whilst most studies have focused on the sentence level, contrastive rhetoric has broadened this area of investigation to the levels of discourse and text.

The influence of the learner's mother tongue on the use of a second language has long been of interest within applied linguistics. Whilst most studies have focused on the sentence level, contrastive rhetoric has broadened this area of investigation to the levels of discourse and text.

This study explores and applies the approach to written English and Shona of Shona native speakers in. Contrastive Rhetoric in Shona and English Argumentative Essay (Swahili Edition) [Thondhlana, Juliet] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

Contrastive Rhetoric in Shona and English Argumentative Essay (Swahili Edition). Additional Physical Format: Online version: Thondhlana, Juliet. Contrastive rhetoric in Shona and English. Harare: University of Zimbabwe Publications, This text was assigned for my gradate contrastive rhetoric course, but my entire class is stuck reading it on an ereader from the library that is temperamental at best.

Why. The $ price tag for a + page book makes this a tough buy. The chapters (thus far) provide some Cited by: This volume explores the field of contrastive rhetoric, the study of how a person's first language and culture influence his or her writing in a second language.

It presents a comprehensive view of the research in this field, emphasizing the connections between contrastive rhetoric and the related disciplines of composition studies, cultural Cited by: "Contrastive rhetoric is an area of research in second language acquisition that identifies problems in composition encountered by second language writers and, by referring to the rhetorical strategies of the first language, attempts to explain them.

Initiated almost thirty years ago by the American applied linguist Robert Kaplan, contrastive rhetoric maintains that language and writing are Author: Richard Nordquist. Whilst most studies have focused on the sentence level, contrastive rhetoric has broadened this area of investigation to the levels of discourse and text.

This study explores and applies the approach to written English and Shona of Shona native speakers in Zimbabwe. This volume explores the field of contrastive rhetoric, the study of how a person's first language and culture influence his or her writing in a second language.

It presents a comprehensive view of the research in this field, emphasizing the connections between contrastive rhetoric and the related disciplines of composition studies, cultural anthropology, translation studies, and text linguistics.5/5(1).

Contrastive Rhetoric• Contrastive rhetoric is the study of how a persons first language and culture influence his/her writing in a second language.• The focus are “the role of first language conventions of discourse and rhetoric structure on second language usage, as well as cognitive and cultural dimensions of transfer, particularly in.

This work develops a coherent agenda for contrastive rhetoric researchers, studying genres such as school writing, grant proposals, business letters, newspaper editorials, book reviews, and newspaper commentaries.

Four chapters provide ethnographies and observations about contrastive rhetoric and the teaching of EFL and :   Contrastive Rhetoric book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers.

This volume explores the field of contrastive rhetoric, the stu /5. Kubota, R. Contrastive rhetoric of Japanese and English: A critical approach.

Unpublished doctoral dissertation, The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education/University of Toronto, Canada. Kubota, R. Reevaluation of the uniqueness of Japanese written discourse: Implications to Contrastive Rhetoric.

Written Communication, The early contrastive rhetoric-based pedagogy, however, uncritically accepted what some researchers (e.g., Connor, ; Liebman, ) call “old” con- trastive rhetoric, while failing to evolve with the subsequent development of “new” contrastive rhetoric research.

Contrastive Rhetoric in Shona and English Argumentative Essays is a well-written, well-packaged and professionally-edited book, which is highly recommended to English teachers at all levels, student teachers, lecturers, language and education policy makers, and all those involved with rhetoric as persuasive communication.

JAIROS KANGIRA. The idea of contrastive rhetoric was introduced inductively, through exploratory activities aiming to involve the students in reflection and discussion. First, the students were asked to write about their views of the similarities and differences between writing in English and Russian, which was followed by by: Contrastive Rhetoric: Evidence from the English Expository Writings of Chinese EFL Learners and Their Teachers’ Writing Instruction.

Shih-Chieh Chien. University of Cambridge. Paper presented at the British Educational Research Association Annual Conference, University of Warwick, September The essays in this volume explore the field of contrastive rhetoric--the study of how a person's first language (L1) and culture influence the acquisition of another language.

Contrastive rhetoric encourages inquiry into various levels of discourse and text, examining the conventions and rhetorical structures of L1 and their influence on the use of another language. Contrastive Rhetoric: English/Chinese. Academic writing involves more than using correct ical conventions like organization and the perceived role of the audience are important considerations and differ across cultures.

contrastive rhetoric work has the greatest potential practical application. The diagrams, with their implications in regard to patterns of written discourse, readily place contrastive rhetoric into the current traditional approach to teaching ESL writing (Silva, ).

The book is an introduction to the field of contrastive rhetoric, an area of research in second language learning that identifies learners' problems in composition and attempts to explain them by referring to the rhetorical strategies of the first language.

It traces the history of contrastive approaches to the study of second language writing and explores interrelationships with other Cited by: comparative-rhetoric view of contrastive rhetoric Xiaoye You a,b,* a Guangdong b University of Foreign Studies, China Pennsylvania State University, United States I must confess that I have also criticized contrastive rhetoric (CR) research for having entertained an essentialist, static, and deterministic view of language and culture (You, ).File Size: KB.

-72-Contrastive Rhetoric and its Recent Studies: Implications for the Current Teaching of English Writing at Universities in Japan ferred patterns of writing are genre dependent.” (Connor, ).

Kaplan (in Connor, ) “reasserted that contrastive rhetoric was not meant as a teachingFile Size: 33KB. Developments in contrastive rhetoric Contrastive rhetoric has become an independent field of research (Matsuda ) and one of the most widely studied areas within second language writing.

In a highly influential monograph on the subject, Connor () lists four areas in. The book is an ambitious undertaking on the part of the author in building a comprehensive theory of contrastive rhetoric encompassing theories of such divergent fields as applied linguistics, linguistic relativity, rhetoric, text linguistics, discourse analysis, genre analysis, literacy theories, and translation.

This note explores the role of contrastive rhetoric in writing pedagogy in the context of a monolingual class, in this case a group of students from the Russian Federation studying at an English medium university in Central Europe.

The study compares students' argumentative essays written before and after a short writing course, which aimed to address cultural differences in writing in a non Cited by:   History: The field of contrastive rhetoric, founded by Robert Kaplan in the s, emphasizes Kaplan’s belief that ELL students’ development of ideas in writing is systematically different from the patterns that appear to be natural in : Mirian Rodrigues.

Contrastive rhetoric has provided insights into student problems with adjusting to English rhetoric by supplying information about the rhetorics used by other cultures, that is, non-English cultures.

Using the findings from contrastive rhetoric analyses, researchers have suggested ways in which second language writers need to adjust to write in. Contrastive Rhetorics and World Englishes: /ch This chapter provides the linguistic base to intercultural rhetorical research, exploring theories of linguistic relativity and contrastive rhetoric.

Introduction. Cultural difference has been a focus in second language research, particularly in teaching English to writers of other languages. 1 Among various aspects of cultural difference, rhetorical patterns of written texts have been investigated for more than 30 years since contrastive rhetoric research was initiated by Kaplan ().Sharing a similar assumption with the Sapir–Whorf Cited by:.

For a start, the contrastive rhetoric hypothesis assumes that culture, language, ethnicity and nation are mapped on to one another in a monolithic, homogeneous and mutually determining kind of way.

Thus, the Japanese (or the Spanish, or the Arabs, or whoever) write the way they do because they think that way, and they think the way they do.19 language writing and cross-cultural writing, I got more than dissertations, of which six matched my research interest. From these six dissertations, books, reports and journal articles were found about the theory of contrastive rhetoric and contrastive rhetoric in Chinese and English contexts.ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHER EDUCATION AND CONTRASTIVE RHETORIC Laura M.

Colombo The contested place of CR studies for “improperly grouping lan Born within the frame of applied linguistics and second-language acquisition, contrastive rhetoric (CR) is an interdisciplinary field that has led to some very productiveCited by: 1.