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A Discourse-Pragmatic Approach to Cultural Identity in Dreams from My Father

Author XuQiuXiang
Tutor LuoHong
School Central South University for Nationalities
Course Foreign Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
Keywords Cultural identity Speech act Discourse system Dreams From My Father Dynamic
CLC H315
Type Master's thesis
Year 2010
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With the development of multi-cultural context of globalization, more and more people are starting to focus on cultural identity. It involves a number of areas, including anthropology, psychology, literature and linguistics. Many Chinese and foreign scholars involved in research in this area, but uncommon for the cultural identity of the the multicultural linguistic point of view in the background. Cultural identity is the subject of many literary works, particularly evident in African literature. \He raised a white mulatto, and her stepfather lived in Malaysia for several years. Book characters involved many figures discourse types, including a variety of cultural information, and thus reflects the different cultural identity. As speech act theory, discourse analysis theory focuses on the specific use of language. Therefore, the integrated use of discourse analysis theory and speech act theory to analyze the book Kenyans, white Americans, African American cultural identity is a valuable research. Explain the theoretical framework of speech act theory and discourse analysis, \The article first analyzes the micro-cultural identity, that each country's respective cultural identity orientation; from a macro perspective, analysis of the cultural identity of the people of multicultural exchange; Finally, the hero's upbringing from his vague to clear culture The recognition process to explore the dynamic nature of cultural identity. In addition, the article also talked about the interaction between different cultural identities. Final conclusion: 1 through a combination of speech act theory and discourse to discourse analysis, which reflects the expression of cultural identity of the people through speech acts; interaction between different cultural identities, the result will lead to cultural integration barriers, but in the end man or a nation will form a stable cultural identity; 3. cultural identity is a dynamic process, and continue to develop as cultural innovation, cultural diffusion and acculturation factors. It is constantly changing and developing cultural identity, will promote cultural blend, and ultimately promote national culture and cultural identity of the individual. Of course, there are many deficiencies noted to be the future research to improve. For example, the corpus of incompleteness, because the book with political leanings. Recommend that future studies narrow the research side at the same time broaden their horizons, in the selection of the system as well as the theoretical framework of cultural identity and dynamic.

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