ERIC Number: ED349799
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Mar
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Cross-Cultural Discourse Analysis and Business/Economics Informational Texts.
Heinze, Karin U.
This paper addresses an analysis of cross-cultural discourse within the realm of business and economic informational texts. The study is based on the findings of Michael Clyne, who analyzed the organization of linguistic and sociological texts written by English and German speakers, for academic purposes. The paper outlines the premise and the results of Clyne's research and attempts to apply his findings to contrastive analysis of business and economics informational texts in German and English taken from two periodicals. The analyses conducted indicate the existing differences between English and German written discourse within the realm of business and economics informational texts. It is suggested that it is necessary to go beyond this level of cross-cultural discourse analysis and to consider the implications the findings have on the teaching of reading and writing, especially in courses of languages for special purposes. (JL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Identifiers: Textual Analysis
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Eastern Michigan University Conference on Languages and Communication for World Business and the Professions (11th, Ypsilanti, MI, March 25-28, 1992).