Intercultural rhetoric and intercultural communication

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Intercultural rhetoric (IR) compares writing across languages for signs of cultural influence, ultimately for pedagogical purposes. Its original incarnation, ‘contrastive rhetoric’ (CR), began in 1966. Contrastive rhetoric entered an extended period of critique and development in the 1990s, resulting in its reformulationas intercultural rhetoric in 2004. This chapter reviews the historical development and current state of IC/CR, with emphasis on the vexed notion of culture.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Handbook of Language and Intercultural Communication
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781136649530
ISBN (Print)9780415572545
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)


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