A Comparative Study of Chinese and English Taboos
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- Chinese and English nations, Taboo, Cultural differences, Intercultural communication
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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TY - CONF AU - Xiaowei Ma AU - Zhengbing Liu PY - 2020 DA - 2020/12/17 TI - A Comparative Study of Chinese and English Taboos BT - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Literature, Art and Human Development (ICLAHD 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 365 EP - 370 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201215.457 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.201215.457 ID - Ma2020 ER -