Can "transverse comparison" work the same as "horizontal comparison" and how you use semi-colon ; ?
In academic writing, is "transverse comparison" the same as "horizontal comparison"?
1) compare the GDPs of different countries in the world in 2010-- that is a "horizontal comparison"?
2) compare the GDPs of China from 1978 to 2010--that is a "vertical comparison"?
Are "transverse comparison"/ "horizontal comparison" and "vertical comparison" often used in academic writing? If not, what is the right wording for it?
Another question: how would you use semi-colon ";" in academic essays? In Mandarin, it is used to separate parallel sentences. However, in English, I feel it is very different--it is more like a connection.(?)
Thank you very much!