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ERIC Number: ED402748
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Mar
Pages: 19
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A Contrastive Discourse Analysis of Passives in English and Korean.
Jung, Woo-hyun
A study compared functional similarities and differences in the passive in English and Korean, examining several pragmatics theories (given/new information, theme-rheme structure, foregrounding/backgrounding, defocusing, role prominence, emotional function) for their explanations of the functions of the passives. It is concluded that there is a relative similarity in discourse functions of the passive in English and Korean, since the passive can be accounted for best in the two languages by the theory of role prominence. Great difference was found in the emotional function of the passive in the sense that emotional function is much more pervasive in Korean than in English. Implications for learning the passive in English are considered briefly. Contains 18 references. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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