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The role of contrastive rhetoric in teaching professional communication in English as a second or foreign language

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McDaniel, B. ; 281 N. Ellesmere Ave., Burnaby, BC, Canada

People who write in English as a second or foreign language often find it difficult to write clear, coherent, idiomatic English. Contrastive rhetoric studies the structure of language beyond the sentence (discourse), as well as the influence of culture on writing. Findings from contrastive research should be incorporated into writing instruction and teacher training to give nonnative speakers of English more help in writing for the world of work

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Professional Communication, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:37 ,  Issue: 1 )