an article about Japanese and Western (or rather English speaking Western - I come to explain why I think it's not western in general in the lower paragraph) sholary writing differs and why:Why Japanese and English Speakers Argue So Differently
- it's from Tofugu, a side I really learned to enjoy since they cover a wide range of topics about Japan, japanese language, life and lifestyle... written by a lot of different people
Why I think it's different from a German point of view:
German writing is somewhere in between, trying to get closer to the English but is kinda stuck since the art of teaching rhetoric & writing style hasn't reached Germany until recently (I'm not talking about specific schools but in general)... it's basically trial & error, with lots of error in the beginning. also: Germans (at least sholars) tend to work deductive not inductive - which needs a different kind of approach to their written works
BUT I wanna strengthen the idea, that we have to learn from different writing traditions, not only try to imitate one. I am a e.g. a fan of twists even in academical or non-fictional writing and also to strengthen a new further looking point in the conclusion. Since I do believe a thought is always only thought until the certain point by one mind.
What do you think? How about other languages and cultures? How about other traditons of writing and arguing?