On the Rhetorical Strategies of Psychological Discourse in E-Counselling Response to Lovelorn College Students

Mao Haoran, Zhang Fang
2016 Sinología hispánica  
<p align="LEFT">This paper analyses the advantages and</p><p align="LEFT">rhetorical strategies of psychological</p><p align="LEFT">E-Counselling discourse, based on successful</p><p align="LEFT">cases in response to lovelorn college students.</p><p align="LEFT">It is found that: (1) Psychological E-Counselling</p><p align="LEFT">discourse of college students can be divided</p><p align="LEFT">into time-lapse discourse via email and impromptu</p><p align="LEFT">online discourse via QQ. Remote
more » ... e via QQ. Remote communication</p><p align="LEFT">via the internet, privacy by anonymity, and</p><p align="LEFT">trust in teachers as consultants are the three</p><p align="LEFT">main reasons for the increasing number of</p><p align="LEFT">lovelorn college students asking their teachers</p><p align="LEFT">for psychological E-Counselling, which has</p><p align="LEFT">advantages compared to traditional face-to-face</p><p>counselling, and also broad application prospects;</p><p align="LEFT">(2) The rhetorical strategies of psychological</p><p align="LEFT">E-Counselling discourse in response to lovelorn</p><p align="LEFT">college students include: setting interlocking</p><p align="LEFT">leading questions to understand the psychological</p><p align="LEFT">distress of students, employing appropriate</p><p align="LEFT">rhetorical questions straight to the point to cut</p><p align="LEFT">off negative turns of dialogues, establishing</p><p align="LEFT">proper psychological frames of reference to</p><p align="LEFT">undermine the negative self-judgement of</p><p align="LEFT">students, citing topic-related words, phrases</p><p align="LEFT">and stories which are with philosophical ideas</p><p align="LEFT">or popular at the time to strike a chord with</p><p align="LEFT">students, providing concrete suggestions to</p><p align="LEFT">reactivating students, and making use of group</p><p align="LEFT">discourse at interactive platforms as an</p><p>additional strategy.</p>
doi:10.18002/sin.v2i1.5253 fatcat:ojpcjtlwkbdrdl7c6gyjyexzim