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ERIC Number: ED177654
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Nov
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Debating in Japan.
Matlon, Ronald J.
Debate in English is growing in popularity in Japan as a way of learning the English language and the Western way of thinking. English Speaking Societies that sponsor debate activities are found at many Japanese colleges and are popular since many students believe that knowing English will provide them with better job opportunities. The format for two-person debates consists of constructive speeches, rebuttals, and cross-examination followed by summary speeches. Japanese debaters rely heavily on English newspapers for their sources of information and are generally not as specific in argumentation as Americans, and what is left unsaid can be as crucial to their arguments as what is said. (TJ)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Japan
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (65th, San Antonio, TX, November 10-13, 1979)