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A Corpus Based Analysis of Korean and English Science Popularization Texts in Terms of Reader-Involvement

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Authors
Kim, Chul-Kyu
Issue Date
2007
Publisher
서울대학교 언어교육원
Citation
어학연구, Vol.43 No.2, pp. 311-339
Keywords
cross-cultural text analysisReader-Involvement Evoking actsthe 1st person plural and the 2nd person pronounsquestionsmodal expressions of obligation
Abstract
In the present research, Korean and English science popularization texts in newspapers are compared from the perspective of the writer's management of the strategies for the reader's involvement in the text. The concept of involvement in discourse was originally regarded as relevant to spoken discourse. However, the notion is extended to the writer's linguistic attempts to evoke the reader's involvement in text. I argue that by employing resources such as the 1st person plural and the 2nd person pronouns, questions, and modal expressions of obligation in particular ways, the writer may evoke the reader's involvement in the text. Through the analysis, I explore how these linguistic resources are employed differently in the Korean and the English texts.
ISSN
0254-4474
Language
English
URI
https://hdl.handle.net/10371/86409
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Language Education Institute (언어교육원)Language Research (어학연구)Language Research (어학연구) Volume 43 Number 1/2 (2007)
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