Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Literature, Art and Human Development (ICLAHD 2020)

A Comparative Study of Chinese and English Taboos

Authors
Xiaowei Ma, Zhengbing Liu
Corresponding Author
Zhengbing Liu
Available Online 17 December 2020.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201215.457How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Chinese and English nations, Taboo, Cultural differences, Intercultural communication
Abstract

Taboo language is an important part of national culture and customs. It is of great significance to understand the taboo differences between the two sides in cross-cultural communication. The author finds that there are different taboo expressions in death, disease, number, personal privacy, name and appellation between Chinese and British people, and the differences of these taboos are due to the differences in geographical location, thinking mode, customs, religious beliefs and so on. The author believes that Chinese English learners can be familiar with the similarities and differences between Chinese and English taboos, consider for the communication object, and avoid touching the taboo words of the communication object, so as to better promote cross-cultural communication.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Literature, Art and Human Development (ICLAHD 2020)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
17 December 2020
ISBN
978-94-6239-304-2
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201215.457How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2020, 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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