Detecting Persuasion in Arabic and English

14 Pages Posted: 28 Jun 2011

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Pranav Anand

University of California, Santa Cruz

Deborah A. Cai

Temple University, School of Media and Communication

Craig Martell

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: June, 27 2011

Abstract

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.

Suggested Citation

Anand, Pranav and Cai, Deborah A. and Martell, Craig, Detecting Persuasion in Arabic and English (June, 27 2011). IACM 24TH Annual Conference Paper. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1873496 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1873496

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