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An Analysis of Semantic Vagueness in Diplomatic Language

Author LiZuoXing
Tutor ZhangYang
School University of Electronic Science and Technology
Course Foreign Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
Keywords Vague language Diplomatic Language Principles of cooperation Politeness Principle Taiwan issue
Type Master's thesis
Year 2005
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Since Zadeh founded fuzzy set theory in 1965, more and more people to it as the basis of the fuzzy language study. In recent years, the vagueness in the use of language has caused widespread concern of linguists. Fuzzy theory to linguistic analysis of a variety of stylistic years Western linguists are working on the issue. But few fuzzy language and foreign language combined to analyze the diplomatic language of vagueness. In the collection of a large number of foreign languages ??on the basis of to take qualitative analysis method, analysis of the vagueness of the language of diplomacy, aimed at discovering the pragmatic rule and reason in their language, to arrive at the true intentions of Foreign Affairs staff speak. This paper is divided into six chapters: Chapter Introduction, the fuzzy language research and development situation is reviewed, and the statement of the purpose and significance of the research topics and theoretical basis. The second chapter describes the definition and classification of the fuzzy language. To better understand the \The third chapter describes the ambiguity of the characteristics the diplomatic language definition and diplomatic language. And briefly the reason for the existence of fuzziness in foreign languages. Chapter use the principles of cooperation and politeness principle of diplomatic vagueness of the language specific language analysis. In foreign affairs, the vague language can be used to achieve politeness, intentionally concealed information or for self-protection. These features, the spokesman comply with certain criteria contrary to the principles of cooperation or politeness principle will reach different communicative purposes. Comprehensive and specific analysis in vague diplomatic language, the fifth chapter the Taiwan case analysis. Most of the material comes from China and the United States signed several joint communique. This chapter of the vagueness of the selected material Pragmatic Analysis found that subtle changes in Sino-US relations and its vague language analysis. Chapter VI summarizes the significance of this study point out its limitations, and suggestions for further research. This thesis have some significance in theory and practice. In theory, the paper uses language learning theory - the principles of cooperation and politeness principle to analyze the language of diplomacy and strategy to reveal the fuzziness characteristics of foreign language as well as the diplomatic activities of the language. In practice, the vagueness allows the reader to better understand the foreign language and expectations can be helpful to analyze and understand the diplomatic language of foreign affairs personnel.

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