Indirectness in Vietnamese Newspaper Commentaries: A Pilot Study
Author: Thai Tran
Publisher: The Ohio State University
Publication date: 2007
Number of pages: 214
Size: 1,8 MB
Since ESL literature has ascribed circuitous textual development, covert ideational connections, and usage of implicative devices to second-language-writing indirectness, the purpose of this project was to inquire into (1) whether Vietnamese writing in both English and Vietnamese exhibited any or all the three aspects of indirectness, (2) how the employment of the second language as a vehicle of thought as well as the concern with the intended audience might influence the writer’s utilization of such indirectness, and (3) whether such manifestations might negatively affect Western text interpretation.