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A contrastive approach to the thematic analysis of text and genre: An examination of lead news articles in Le Monde, Al-Ittihad, and The New York Times

By Christine Marie Burlaga

Abstract

This thesis examines thematization and patterns of thematic progression (TP) in French, Arabic, and English lead news articles. Similarities between French, Arabic, and English themic lead news stories at the clausal and textual levels suggest that there may be a fundamental principle underlying how the mind organizes language. The results may be applied to the creation of translation software that is faithful to source texts at the sentential and global levels or used in teaching in a second language classroom

Topics: Contrastive linguistics, Discourse Analysis, Comparative Grammar, Journalism, Rhetoric
Publisher: CSUSB ScholarWorks
Year: 2004
OAI identifier: oai:scholarworks.lib.csusb.edu:etd-project-3595
Provided by: CSUSB ScholarWorks

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