Indiana Center for Intercultural Communication

Contrastive Rhetoric in the 21st Century - Contrastive Rhetoric Roundtable

About the Contrastive Rhetoric Roundtable

The Contrastive Rhetoric Roundtable is a special event held on October 13, 2002 in conjunction with the Third Symposium on Second Language Writing (October 11-12, 2002).

Sponsored by Indiana Center for Intercultural Communication (ICIC), the Roundtable registration is free for all Symposium participants.

Roundtable Program

Introduction (9:00 a.m. - 9:10 a.m.)

Relevance of CR Today I (9:10 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.)

Ulla Connor, Indiana University at Indianapolis, USA
"An Agenda for Contrastive Rhetoric for the 21st Century"
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Dwight Atkinson, Temple University Japan
"Contrasting Rhetorics/Contrasting Cultures: Why CR Needs a Better Conceptualization of Culture"
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Relevance of CR Today II (10:10 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.)

Christine Pearson Casanave, Keio University, Japan
"Looking Beyond the Text: Questions for Contemplation in CR Research and Pedagogy"

Paul Kei Matsuda, University of New Hampshire, USA
"Changing Methodology in Contrastive Rhetoric Research"
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CR in Three EFL Situations (11:20 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.)

Virginia LoCastro, Universidad de las Americas, Mexico
"CR in Mexico: Mexican Spanish Rhetorical Practices"

Aymerou MbayeIndiana University at Indianapolis, USA
"Contrasting L1 and L2 School Writing Practices: Case Studies of Senegalese Students in Freshman Composition"

Toshiko Yoshimura, Hanazono University, Japan
"Teaching Argumentative Writing in a University Classroom in an EFL Setting in Japan"
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Reading List

Atkinson, D. (1999). TESOL and culture. TESOL Quarterly, 33(4), 625-653.

Connor, U. (in press). New directions in contrastive rhetoric. TESOL Quarterly.

Kubota, R. (1997). A reevaluation of the uniqueness of Japanese written discourse: Implications for contrastive rhetoric. Written Communication, 14(4), 460-480.

Matsuda, P. K. (1997). Contrastive rhetoric in context: A dynamic model of L2 writing. Journal of Second Language Writing, 6(1), 45-46.

McCagg, P. (1996). If you can lead a horse to water, you donít have to make it drink: Some comments on reader and writer responsibilities. Multilingua, 15(3), 239-256.

General Information

To attend the Roundtable, please register for the Symposium on Second Language Writing. For information about the Symposium, registration, housing, and directions to Purdue University, please visit the following website:

Purdue University is an equal access/equal opportunity institution.