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ERIC Number: ED348862
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Cross-cultural Discourse Analysis in German for Business and Economics: A New Paradigm.
Paulsell, Patricia R.
A brief overview of discourse analysis is presented, followed by: (1) a description of cross-cultural discourse analysis; (2) an explanation of how cross-cultural discourse analysis applies to language for special purposes (LSP) in general; and (3) a discussion of selected areas for ongoing and future research areas. Emphasis is on discourse analysis as the study of language in context, as it is used in actual textual settings and the impact of context upon the production of texts. The role of the socio-cultural environment of the writer and reader must be taken into account. Some research issues being investigated at Michigan State University that have been raised by the application of cross-cultural discourse analysis to both written and spoken texts from the realms of German business and economics are noted. The results will serve as the basis for a set of materials for teaching German for Business and Economics to American students. (LB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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).