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A Comparative Study of Xieyin in Chinese and English from the Perspective of Cognition

Author ChenPei
Tutor ZhangWeiYou
School Central China Normal University
Course English Language and Literature
Keywords Homophonic Homonym Comparative study Autonomy - dependency analysis framework Generate and understand mechanisms
Type Master's thesis
Year 2011
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Homophonic as a linguistic phenomenon common language, more and more attention by the scholars. Admittedly, these existing research for this article provided a solid foundation, but they also have inadequacies. First, these studies are based on static analysis of the external characteristics of the homophonic expression, the lack of the homonym dynamic as well as its internal research to generate understanding of mechanisms, and in few Homophonic comparative study, very few of its comprehensive comparative study of the system. In view of this, the purpose of this paper is to be in both English and Chinese homonym dynamic comprehensive comparative study on the basis of external characteristics and functionality in contrast to English Chinese homonym, to Xu Shenghuan we proposed autonomy - dependency \The theoretical comparison discussed internally generated and understand mechanisms of Homophonic. Mainly from four aspects contrast the external characteristics of a homophonic homophonic definition, classification, sources and functions. Chinese homonym \Chinese homonym means pronounced the same, or similar words dynamic use, \homophonic expression is only likely to become actual use. Moreover, the homophonic include near-syllable word in the language use. In order to ensure the validity of this article, in order to facilitate the discussion, this article is given Homophonic new working definition: \effect of linguistic phenomena. This is also the reason to create the term \The new homonym defined by phonetic similarity join two words or phrases that use of the homonym is always one of the original word shouted \The links of the chain twist can be completely homonym homograph word homophones term and near-syllable word. According to the body harmonious body appeared in the discourse, we homonym divided into two categories of \Body harmonious body simultaneously is the dominant homonym, or are hidden homophonic. Euphony so the language of prosperity is based on the language in homophone near-syllable word, they make Homophonic four sources: voice change, meaning differentiation, external influence and the words abbreviated. Then, Chinese input method is a special source of Chinese homonym, twists and turns is a the English homonym special sources. The homonym function compared mainly include the following three aspects: First, the rhetoric, the focus of our analysis of homophonic pun and homophonic parody two categories; followed by word formation function, mainly from the creation of new words and form Neologism discussed homonym Finally, the role of the rich Chinese and English Vocabulary; cultural functions Homophonic contrast, we found mainly used to chase away evil homonym in Chinese culture and English culture, it is mainly used in the alternative daily lives and religious taboo words in . These contrast of the the homonym external features not only reveals Homophonic similarities and differences, and to provide a basis for us to explore the internal mechanism. Independent - interdependent Xusheng Huan (2007a) proposed analytical framework, and we generated Homophonic and understanding of the process of a large number of analyzes, this paper presents a unified framework homonym for the generation and interpretation. Specifically, the the homonym generation process can be summarized as follows: 1) homonym expression generated from the speaker's intention, intent, including the intention of the content and intent of attitude. 2) intention to generate body, autonomous components, the speaker intention attitude constraints, adjacent / similar relationship infer the corresponding interdependent components, namely harmonic body. 3) The body of the harmonic body play a leading role, and by Zeugma own intention, structure, meaning, usage, and passed on to the harmonic body. 4) if necessary, harmonic body can counter dating back out of the speaker's intention, which is obedient people understand the the homonym links way. Homonym generated the opposite direction the homonym of understanding process can be summarized as follows: 1) homonym understand the starting point for the harmonic body. 2) in logical reasoning, background knowledge and context together, harmonic body into neighboring / similar relationship is characterized by conventional relationship. 3) the hearer then conventional relationship recognition based on the particular context and to identify the most compatible with the harmonic body corresponding body, that body. 4) in the body twist even the interpretation of the role / complement, the obedient person under the particular context of conventional understanding of homophonic links. In short, both English and Chinese homonym similarities far outnumber the differences. From their external characteristics to the internal mechanism of the comparative study, we found that although both showed some difference in the external but the internal generation and interpretation of the mechanism is a high degree of agreement.

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