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EAS-Unit 9

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The conclusion on Schlegloff's study is very commonsensical, the first person to speak chooses the topic of conversation on her next turn. True
It can be a source of diplomatic problem when a Western government tries to open up negotiations with an Asian government because it could be perceived by the Asian government that the Western government is putting itself into a dominant position. True
Because the Confucian concept of Jen (‘authoritative person’ or ‘benevolence’) still governs the rules of conversation in China, Japan, and Korea, people of these countries always tend to be polite and reserved. False
What method of topic introduction does the author believe Americans use in dialogue? the Socratic method of whoever speaks first has the right to make his point first
In Japan and Korea, why is it nearly impossible for two people to speak to each other until the relative position of every participant is established? because of complex linguistic system of addressee- addresser
According to the article, which statement is true with respect to ‘facework’ in a conversation? ‘Facework’ is employed by both, Asians and Westerners; however, it precedes the introduction of the topic in Asian conversations and follows the topic in conversations among Westerners
Why do westerners often regard Japanese writings as difficult to follow? because in Japanese writings the conclusion may not be presented until the very end of the text making it seem unclear and illogical
Japanese and American rhetorical styles differ in a way similar to the way each culture shows respect in discourse. Japanese tend to avoid confrontation while Americans would rather be straightforward and explicit. True
The Japanese style of discourse prevents them from appreciating logically cohesive discourse False
What is the basic difference between English and Japanese writing styles? English writings tend to put conclusions at the beginning of the text and at the beginning of paragraphs, while Japanese writings tend to present conclusions at the very end of the text
In the last few decades Japanese have been working on replacing the ki-shoo-ten-ketsu organizational style with more western-like styles to keep up with the information age. False
In Japanese argumentation, the listener/reader must remain patient during stages where the discourse is uncertain so that they can relate those parts to the _______ (one Japanese word), thus acquiring the argument as a whole. ketsu
According to the article, there are some successful attempts to change writing style in Japan in such a way that conclusions would be presented at the beginning of a text. False
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