It is found that the English persuasive writings by the participants, more or less, have deviations from the English organizational conventions. Some of the deviations reflect the cross-cultural influence of the Chinese organizational conventions. However, the English writings by three participants with most training and practices in English writing in college reflect greater proficiency in the English organizational norms. This study also found that L2 organizational norms may transfer backward, and influence the writers' organization of their L1 writing.The lead-in can consist of background information on the topic, a story, a question related to the topic, etc. (Clouse, 1999). The lead-in is followed by the thesis, which states the controlling ideas that will direct the whole essay. The introductoryanbsp;...
|Title||:||Contrastive Rhetoric Revisited: Taiwanese Advanced ESL Learners' Organizational Structures in Persuasive English Writings|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2007|