Cultural and Social Interpretation of Chinese Addressing Strategies

Yahui Yin

Abstract


This paper examines the influence of Chinese cultural factors on the addressing terms, together with the history of their use, the social dynamics involved in their use. Through the examination of exact terms, the author demonstrates to the reader, the deeply rooted cultural factors behind it and different ways that these terms can be used, depending upon the different situations. This kind of cultural and social interpretation is supposed to help communicators   better understand addressing terms in different situations.


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English Language Teaching       ISSN 1916-4742 (Print)   ISSN  1916-4750 (Online)

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