[WITHDRAWN]Pragmatic Failures by Chinese Learners of English in Intercultural Communication
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- Intercultural; Communication; Pragmatic failure; Cultural differences; Strategy
With the development of economic globalization, intercultural communication is increasing rapidly in the world. Pragmatic failure usually leads to misunderstandings among different people with various backgrounds. Understanding cultural differences is necessary for successful communication. This thesis aims to analyze pragmatic failures in cross-cultural communication from the following three aspects. Chapter One focuses on pragmatic failures made by Chinese learners of English, namely pragma-linguistic failure, socio-pragmatic failure and pragma-behavior failure. Chapter Two further analyzes the factors influencing pragmatic failure in intercultural communication, that is, different patterns of thought, ignorance of lexical gap and insufficient knowledge of pragmatic principles. And this chapter illustrates how these factors influence Chinese learners' mind in communication. Chapter Three proposes three strategies, including enhancing pragmatic competence, avoiding negative stereotyping and creating culture-rich learning environment, to minimize pragmatic failures and help learners to enhance their pragmatic competence.In conclusion, linguistic competence and pragmatic competence are certainly related but not proportional totally. Learning culture can help language learners cultivate their cultural awareness and improve their pragmatic competence to minimize the possibility of pragmatic failure in intercultural communication.
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TY - CONF AU - Daxin Yang AU - Ziwei Jia AU - Lejing Zhao AU - Hua Xue AU - Hede Gong PY - 2016/09 DA - 2016/09 TI - [WITHDRAWN]Pragmatic Failures by Chinese Learners of English in Intercultural Communication BT - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Social Network, Communication and Education (SNCE 2016) PB - Atlantis Press SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/snce-16.2016.2 DO - 10.2991/snce-16.2016.2 ID - Yang2016/09 ER -