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Difference Patterns of Associative Meanings in Chinese and English

Zhuang, Cheng-yu and He, Yun (2001) Difference Patterns of Associative Meanings in Chinese and English. Journal of Kunming University of Science and Technology (Social Sciences), 1 (2). pp. 85-88. ISSN 1671-1254

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Abstract

This paper is devoted to the research into the difference patterns of associative meanings and the reasons between English and Chinese by exploring the words for plants and animals as an example. It points out that difference in associative meanings between English and Chinese is, to a large extent, a reflection of difference in environment, social customs, history and culture. Knowledge of difference between two cultures as well as languages is of great significance in language learning and teaching. It is especially a great help for those constantly involved in intercultural communications.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
P Language and Literature > PE English
P Language and Literature > PI Oriental languages and literatures
Schools: School of Music, Humanities and Media
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Depositing User: Cherry Edmunds
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2013 11:43
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2013 11:43
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/16709

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