A Contrastive Study of Cohesion in English and Chinese


  •  Jian-Sheng Yang    

Abstract

Cohesion, as the primary means of reaching discourse coherence, is one of the most important aspects of textual linguistics. Both English and Chinese employ cohesive devices, but they belong to different language families and the ways of their thought are different from each other, so there exists much dissimilarity between Chinese cohesion and English cohesion. A contrastive study on the cohesion in Chinese and English is of much significance for the research of the contrastive linguistics. This thesis mainly explores and studies the differences of Chinese discourse cohesion and English discourse cohesion. It is hoped that a better understanding can be obtained through this study.



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