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Semantic Study of English Proverbs

Author XuMan
Tutor WangLiRong
School Changchun University of Science and Technology
Course Foreign Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
Keywords English proverbs Semantic Research Predication sex - Modal
CLC H313
Type Master's thesis
Year 2010
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Proverbs are the essence of language , is the crystallization of human wisdom . It is one of the Sayings is relatively concise and concise speech form spread in the community . The majority reflects the practical experience of the life of the working people , and are generally passed down orally . Proverb plays a guiding role in the lives of the people . This paper first describes the intent and meaning of the author 's writing , and the statements of the domestic and foreign English proverbs . Pointed out that these studies focused explore the cultural characteristics of the English proverbs , lexical features , syntactic features and semantic characteristics . Proverbs , the syntax and semantics of a comprehensive study of the three , the proverbial syntactic and semantic research than less . This article hopes from a comprehensive view of the syntactic and semantic analysis proverbial semantic connotation . As two branches of linguistics , syntactic structure is able to express the form of proverbs significance and meaning of language constitutes the proverbial sense , they finally unified in the use of proverbs . This paper to analyze the syntax and semantics of the different characteristics of the four single sentence of English proverbs and four kinds of complex sentences of English proverbs English proverbs . From the syntactic structure , we can see that the English proverb meaning performance is relatively stable syntactic structure , and certain syntactic structure also highlights the proverbial specific scenario content . We can see from the semantic structure , the semantic structure of the single - sentence proverbs same sentence semantic structure is almost the same , the the complex sentence proverbs semantic structure is significantly different . In addition , the article also described the semantic properties of English proverbs . The above analysis will help English teaching , and may provide some new ideas for machine translation .

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