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A Pragmatic Study of Chinese Social Dexis

Author LiuXiaoLu
Tutor ZongShiHai
School Jinan University
Course Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
Keywords Social Deixis Salutation Qianci honorifics Relatively powerful Social distance
Type Master's thesis
Year 2006
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Social instructions very typical Chinese communicative language phenomenon , especially in the correspondences between . This study is the perspective from the pragmatic , the Chinese social deixis organize a collection , and analyze pragmatic functions played by the Chinese social deixis in actual use . The results show : the Chinese social instructions lexical forms and grammatical forms , lexical form level type appears salutation and Qianci of honorifics is the most important social instructions carrier . Level salutation including King said , modestly and powerful language . Qianci honorific typical social deixis honorifics and modestly is part of that . In actual use , the function of the Chinese Social Deixis First pass social instructions , this is the most basic function , namely, transfer of different social status , social relations , communicative intent and feelings of both sides of communication . Second , people use social deixis to increase or reduce the recipient's face closer or farther away the social distance between and recipient .

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