Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Contemporary Education, Social Sciences and Humanities (ICCESSH 2017)

Session: Language and Literature

29 articles

A Cognitive Metaphoric Study of English Animal Idioms

Zhimin Xiang
Conceptual metaphor theory is a significant theoretical output in cognitive linguistics. Animal idioms in English are large in number and revealing in cognitive mechanism. The present paper is aimed at a cognitive metaphoric study of English animal idioms from the perspective of conceptual metaphor theory.

The Rosa Multiflora Blooming in the Hell Brief Introduction of the Scarlet Letter Written by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Man Liu
The Scarlet Letter is a representative work of the American writer Nathaniel Hawthorne, describing the "purifying" process of characters. The opened "gate of hell" is a place to imprison bodies and souls, but also a place to save souls and find back human nature. Those hypocritical veils finally couldn't...

A Tentative Application of Teaching English Songs in English Phonetics Course

Yu Zhang
The present state of English phonetics teaching in China has a lot of problems, although the importance of speech has been more and more widely recognized, however, teachers themselves have their own difficulties, for most of them are not native English speakers, their pronunciations are not so authentic...

Substitutability as Distributive Criterion of Synonymity Through the Example of Words 'Way' and 'Road' in the Russian Lexical System

Elena Mikitchenko
The difficulty of differentiating such synonyms as way and road in the lexical system of Russian exists not just in the linguistic consciousness of Russian speaker—it is present in the theoretic studies of complex relationship between these words and in lexicographic practice as well. The article reviews...

The Concept of Language in Bhartŗ hari's 'Vā kyapadĪ ya'

Evgeniya Desnitskaya
This article deals with the concept of language in Bhartŗ hari's 'Vā kyapadĪ ya' (VP). It suggests that Bhartŗ hari considered language not as a static counterpart to external reality, but as speech, i.e. dynamic process. This attitude correlates with Bhartŗ hari's perspectivist approach, and with the...

The thinking on "Zhi" in Zhuangzi

Rongkun Zhang
Zhuangzi is a philosopher who consciously ponders on "Zhi" in the Pre-Qin Dynasty. It constitutes an important part of Zhuangzi's philosophy and becomes a significant way to understand Zhuangzi. This essay is based on two propositions—"Zhi Wei Nie" and "Yi Zhi Wei Shi" to discuss "Zhi". As far as Zhuangzi...

On the Artistic Expressions of When You Are Old by W.B. Yeats

Xinhui Wang
The thesis can be divided into three parts. Part one is an introduction about Yeats and the poem When You Are Old. The career of Yeats and the background and literary review of the poem are given in this part. In the second part, the brief introduction of artistic expression is given. The third part...

A Comparative Study of Li Qingzhao's and Sappho's Life Experiences

Yimei Du
The paper recollects Li Qingzhao's and Sappho's life experiences with a glimpse of their footprints on the way to happiness and true love. The persistent pursuit of true love and unceasing search for a happy life constitute the most important content of the two poets' lives, which also becomes the soul...

Application of Multimedia Network Technology in Chinese EFL Learners' Autonomous Learning of English Phonetics

Fanghui Hu, Min Wang, Shanshan Li
Learning English pronunciation and intonation is a basic link in EFL learning. The development of multimedia network technology provides Chinese EFL learners a new way to learning English phonetics and can meet each individual learning demand. Based on discussing the advantages of multimedia network...

The Research Summary of the Origin of Chinese Characters Based on the Ancient Chinese Characters and Dongba Characters Comparative Perspective

Lan Wang
Origin of Chinese characters is an important content of Chinese origins of civilization. Firstly, the mainstream view of the origin of Chinese characters was the theory of hieroglyph referred to as the monism in Chinese academia. And then, dualism, trichotomy and the discussion presents the development...

Study on the Allegory Narrative Mode in England, England

Liqin Xie
Julian Barnes is an important contemporary English writer. In England, England, he continues to try a new writing form of novel. Adopting the non - realistic narrative mode of the allegory narrative, whose style is comic, is Julian Barnes' good exploration to writing techniques. Based on the exploration...

The Image of the New World in Columbus's "Diario de a Bordo"

Ning Chen
Born in Italy, Columbus always used the Spanish language to write his journals and memories. Traditionally, the journal of his first voyage to America is considered documents concerned to the history studies. But just like Hayden White defines the historical work as a verbal structure in the form of...

A Corpus Based Study on Conceptual Transfer Involving Classifier-noun Collocation Errors Made by Advanced-level Chinese as Second Language Learners

Sanmao Zhu
Within the framework of conceptual transfer, this study makes an error analysis on 52 classifiers of grade A based on the writing part of HSK advance.The identified systematic features are analyzed in terms of their collocation with nouns and discussed from a lexical conceptual transfer perspective....

Study on Translation Work Force Training under the Influence of Chinese Tea Culture Communications

Lingyun Chu
China is the birthplace of tea. Tea culture is one of the most important components of Chinese culture that enjoys a long history of 5000 years. As Chinese reform deepens and develops, Chinese culture exchanges with other countries grow. Chinese tea culture has mingled with the local cultures and form...

Study on Translation Strategies of English Brand Names

Xu Zhang, Yi Ru Wang
With the continuous development of world economic globalization, international business cooperation and exchanges have become increasingly strengthened. In the increasingly fierce market competition, the brand name has become the core content of enterprise competition. When a local successful brand...

Study on English Translation of China's Tea-Business Publicity Materials from the Perspective of Skopos Theory

Lingyun Chu
With the development of global economy, an increasing number of tea companies manage to export their products in the way of brand export. Qualified translation of publicity materials will help the target customers know well about the company, purchase their products and therefore increase their profits....

Digitization and Networking of Translators' Occupational Archives

Jiehai Liu
Under the background of big data and Internet era, the development of occupational files is facing both challenges and opportunities. In this essay, we firstly elaborate the necessity and feasibility of the digitization and networking of translator's occupational archives. Then, embroidering on the three...

A Study on the Development Process of Russian Skaz

Yi Li
As a kind of literary style, skaz generation of russian skaz, development and stability weren't accomplished in an action. The layout and plot of the text are stringed together by narrator. This structural pattern was first skillfully used by Russian writers. It has passed a history of about 200 years....

The Culture Conflict between West and China Reflected in Idioms

Desheng Chen, Shuyin Lin
Idioms are those that are used in particular form, with a particular meaning most widely used language. Idioms have a long history both in China and west. The different culture has bred the ethnic characteristics idioms thus the use of idioms is deeply effected by the geographical environment, national...

The Visualization Analysis of Second Language Acquisition's Research Evolution

Yancheng Zhang, Wan Sun
Using a visual analytical approach to explore the evolution of second language acquisition research, this paper was based on 3,940 papers including the theme of "second language acquisition" in the SCI, SSCI, and A&HCI databases from 1964 to 2014. It uses methods of bibliography modeling analysis to...

Beyond Forms and Manuals: A Sociocognitive Approach to Academic Citation in Novice EFL Researchers' Writing

Liyin Zhang
As a prominent feature of academic discourse, citation is viewed as the ability to use sources effectively and appropriately and an essential skill that novice researchers must acquire [1]. However, due to novice researchers' insufficient disciplinary and linguistic competence and their unbalanced power...

Contrastive Study of Hedges in English-Chinese Social Science Articles

Lili Sun
Through self-built English and Chinese corpora, this paper tries to compare the differences and similarities of the use of hedges. With the help of SPSS and AntConc software, we can get that there are obvious differences and similarities in different scales of the two corpora. The result can be analyzed...

The Truth, the Goodness and the Beauty in Language Expression Analysis of the Practice of Broadcasting and Hosting Art Talent Training in TV Speeches

Bei Chen
Speech is a social practice of communication function. It is a behavior of person to illuminate sense, deliver insights and express emotions in the use of language symbols on an issue in a particular environment in the face of numerous audiences. It is also called lecture or address. With the rapid development...

Research on Chinese and English Color Words under Cross-cultural Background

Li Wan
In human's language, there are many color words, which are frequently used in communication, thus they are endowed with rich emotional coloring and cultural connotation. There are abundant color terms in English and Chinese language. However, due to different cultural background and history of China...

The Religious Origin of Hollywood Movie with the Theme of Doomsday

Yingjuan Shi, Xiao Yang
The end of the world is a recurring theme in the Hollywood disaster film, which criticized the expanding human greed, the control and manipulation of nature and the misunderstanding of technology. This paper presented that the end of the complex in the United States has a more profound religious origin....

Blended Learning and Its Applications in English Writing for Chinese Students

Weizhong Rao
The paper aims to study blended learning and how it is applied in Chinese college English writing teaching. It also explores how blended learning is utilized to enhance the effectiveness of teaching writing, as well as the students' information literacy and critical thinking ability. The participants...

The Construction of Gender: Judith Butler and Gender Performativity

Li He
Judith Butler is a famous American post-structuralism philosopher and an influential feminist pioneer. Her research covers a wide range of fields. This paper attempts to trace the development of Judith Butler's theory of gender in order to fully grasp the dynamic process of her thought. Her theory of...

A Review on Translation Studies from the Perspective of Post-modernism Philosophy

Rongliang Niu
Post-modernism is a universal cultural trend in western developed countries in the 1960s, and post-modernism philosophy is the fundamental and important component of post-modernism. In essence, post-modernism philosophy is a different way of thinking from modern philosophy, and it is characterized by...

User Interface of Online Chinese-English Dictionary of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Fang Lu
Web crawling, Wiki and other technologies are the necessary measures for compilation of online dictionaries, but rigorous and scientific meaning is still the core of dictionary. In this paper, I selected two examples, "blood heat" and "qi stagnation", from two online Chinese-English dictionaries of Traditional...