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ERIC Number: ED359765
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
Pages: 15
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Reference in Academic Rhetoric: A Contrastive Study of Finnish and English Writing.
Mauranen, Anna
Academic rhetoric is manifested at all levels of language, and its aim is to increase the credibility of the writer's message in the reader's mind. However, cultural variation in rhetorical values and conventions may undermine the writer's efforts to impress the reader. The use of reference in scientific texts by Finnish and native English writers was studied as a reflection of underlying rhetorical strategies. Both similarities and differences between the two groups of writers were found in the use of certain reference items as well as in making references to central referents in the text. Writers with different cultural backgrounds thus produced different rhetorical effects through their use of reference and exhibited different rhetorical strategies. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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