Proceedings of the 2016 International Conference on Arts, Design and Contemporary Education

Analysis of Pragmatic Failures of Chinese English Learners

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Nana Zhang
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Nana Zhang
Available Online May 2016.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/icadce-16.2016.11How to use a DOI?
Keywords
pragmatic failure; pragmalinguistic failure; sociopragmatic failure; pragmatic competence
Abstract

The cultivation of pragmatic competence plays an important role in English learning. Proficiency in grammar knowledge does not ensure appropriate use of language. Devoid of pragmatic competence will certainly lead to pragmatic failure. Analyzing the pragmatic failures of Chinese English learners, this paper aims at finding out the weak points in English learning and trying to solve them. Chinese English learners' pragmatic competence is not of a high level; most pragmalinguistic failures are the misuse of customary phrases, especially those whose meanings are quite different between English and Chinese; sociopragmatic failures are mainly caused by cultural differences. At the end of the paper, suggestions about improving pragmatic awareness, enriching pragmatic knowledge in teaching, etc. have been proposed, in order to reduce pragmatic failure and improve Chinese EFL learners' pragmatic competence.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2016 International Conference on Arts, Design and Contemporary Education
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
May 2016
ISBN
978-94-6252-211-4
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icadce-16.2016.11How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2016, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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