ERIC Number: EJ532588
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1996
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Contrastive Rhetoric: A Case of Nominalization in Japanese and English Discourse.
Maynard, Senko K.
Language Sciences, v18 n3-4 p933-46 Jan-Apr 1996
Examines, within the framework of contrastive rhetoric, nominal clauses and predicates, arguing that there are essential differences in nominalization between English and Japanese, such as focusing on the event in Japanese and on the individual in English. The article emphasizes the diverse ways in which languages are endowed to express different rhetorical messages to varying calibrations of importance. (47 references) (Author/CK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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Note: Special issue: Contrastive Semantics and Pragmatics, Volume 2: Discourse Strategies.