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Chinese-English Discourse Marker Contrastive Analysis

Author ZhangShuZuo
Tutor XieXiaoMing
School Central China Normal University
Course Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
Keywords Discourse Markers Grammatical form Semantic Discourse function Logical categories Parataxis Parataxis Cultural thinking concept
Type Master's thesis
Year 2007
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Traditional linguistics think that the objects of the linguistical research are speech sound, semantic, grammar, lexicon, linguistics also foucus on the four aspects.Until 19 60s, linguistics begin to work over text. With the further research, the foreigner linguistics start to work on the research of contrastive text. The tider wave influence our nation’s research. Since 1990s,our research of the contrastive languages goes on very well.Our research of the contrastive languages takes on the trend :from microcosmic to macroscopical; from phoneme, configuration, syntax, semantics to text, discourse analysis, rhetoric, style research, but there are many problems, such as neglecting the further cause analysis.The object of this text is discourse marker, it’s the texture in the text, it plays important role on the text teaching, and it can help deal with Chinese-English translation.The text makes contrastive analysis of discourse markers in Chinese and English, include form, semantics, grammar, logic aspects.The text adopts contrastive analytical methods, demonstration method, and find the similaries and differences in Chinese and English’s discourse markers. And analyse the cause of the similaries and differences.

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