Detecting Persuasion in Arabic and English
14 Pages Posted: 28 Jun 2011
Date Written: June, 27 2011
This paper describes ongoing research that examines how Arabic speakers attempt to persuade each other on blog posts. The analysis of Arabic persuasion followed from an analysis of blogs written in English, in which persuasion tactics were relatively easy to identify compared to the approaches used by Arabic speakers. Although much of the work is still exploratory, in that identifying Arabic persuasion is still not something that we have clearly determined, this paper describes some of the challenges in this research, and in so doing, highlights the intriguing cultural issues associated with cross-cultural persuasion.
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