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English class news discourse rhetorical relations environment comparative study

Author LiuYanRui
Tutor ZhouYing
School Hebei University of Science and Technology
Course English Language and Literature
Keywords Rhetorical Structure Theory Rhetorical Structure framework map Contrastive rhetoric Rhetorical relations
Type Master's thesis
Year 2012
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In this paper, under the framework of rhetorical structure theory , the use of rhetorical structure established relationship RSTTool345 tree . Through comparative study of Chinese environmental class news discourse rhetorical relations , this paper attempts to identify the similarities and differences between the two and analyze possible reasons. The following is a paper three research questions : 1 ) Chinese environmental news discourse on discourse structure similarities and differences ? 2 ) in the use of rhetorical relations have focused on whether each ? Focus is on what ? 3 ) caused by the use of rhetorical relations exist What are the factors focuses difference ? articles are selected from the English mainstream newspapers and magazines and media news reports . Selection of the time , genre and file size have similar and correspondence to ensure the reliability of results . Aspects of this study excerpt corpus , the English corpus mainly from USA Today , Washington Post , BBC, The Guardian , The New York Times , The Independent and Reuters , Chinese corpus mainly from the \By analyzing the authors found , first class news discourse in English environment rhetorical use of structural relationships and Chinese environmental classes have no news discourse . And no one article contains all the rhetorical structure relationship . Through analysis, the authors found that in England Environment class news discourse in the use of rhetorical relations tendentious difference . Not every relationship will appear in these rhetorical discourse . English environment in ten categories news discourse , elaborated -18.75 % -13.19 % unintended outcomes , the United -11.11 % -9.72 % for the background of the five highest rates rhetorical relations . In Chinese news discourse , the highest five were: explanation -31.87 % -19.78 % cited to explain -14.29 % -14.29% background , concessions , demonstration -3.85 % . Overall, the selected environmental class English News Discourse on the similarities and differences between the use of rhetorical relations coexist . With the integration of the world progresses, the language also developing . Chinese environmental class news discourse structure differences may gradually shrinking. Therefore, researchers should look at the development of comparative rhetoric .

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