Different Communication Rules between the English and Chinese Greetings

Wei Li


Communication is rule governed; so are greetings which serve as a polite way of communication. The rules vary depending on the cultural context or the cultural context helps to define the rules and so communication rules are culturally diverse. It is important for foreign language learners to learn that communication rules are both culturally and contextually bound to achieve effective and efficient communication.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5539/ach.v1n2p72

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