The Study on Expression of Request Between Chinese and Japanese Based on Pragmatics
Education Journal
Volume 4, Issue 5, September 2015, Pages: 298-302
Received: Nov. 20, 2015; Published: Nov. 20, 2015
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Liying Mi, School of Foreign Studies, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, Shanghai, China
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Abstract
There is close relationship between pragmatics and the context which includes the most important scene elements. Scene element consists of the topic of the discourse, the effect on the counterpart, the age of the other side and the relationship between the two sides and so on. Request is a frequent speech act in daily life. So, what kind of differences can occur when requests between Chinese and Japanese are restricted by different contexts? This thesis makes statistical investigation and analysis onthe differences in the extent of politeness, expression, and utterance meaning between college students from China and Japan, from the perspective of context by employing the basic principles of pragmatics.
Keywords
Pragmatics, Expression of Request, the Extent of Politeness
To cite this article
Liying Mi, The Study on Expression of Request Between Chinese and Japanese Based on Pragmatics, Education Journal. Vol. 4, No. 5, 2015, pp. 298-302. doi: 10.11648/j.edu.20150405.27
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