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A Pragmatic Study on Gender Differences in Verbal Strategies of Face Maintenance in Chinese-Speaking Movies

Author LiZhongFang
Tutor LiuXiaoTian
School Capital Normal University
Course English Language and Literature
Keywords Gender differences The principles of cooperation Politeness Principle Face Theory Face Face maintenance
CLC H030
Type Master's thesis
Year 2009
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Whether in China or the West, \relationship . Therefore, people will use a lot of \However , due to different cultural backgrounds , people take face maintenance strategies will be different , reflected in the speech act will vary . Men and women as different cultural groups , they are also in the the face maintenance of verbal strategies will produce differences . In this paper, from the point of view of language and gender relations to expand the discussion of women and men in the maintenance of face differences in verbal strategies . Language and gender studies is one of the main topics of concern in sociolinguistics . In sociolinguistics and pragmatics Theory Research based on language from a pragmatic viewpoint , through the analysis of men and women in everyday conversation on the principle of cooperation in a pragmatic principles , principles of politeness , face theory of compliance with the violation found sessions in the language perspective memory in significant gender differences to explain the reasons for the formation of gender differences and lead to a series of problems , aimed at a better understanding of the different strategies and differences between men and women in the session better heterosexual session communication , reduce misunderstanding between the sexes . In order to overcome the negative impact of gender differences in daily conversation , thus contributing to the smooth progress of the men and women of Verbal Communication , this paper presents some tentative suggestions . In addition, different contexts , age, occupation , status and other factors will affect the language of men and women in the session , and these are worthy of further research .

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