On the Dynamic Adaptability of Chinese Public Signs

Yaming Jin


This study aims to discuss the classification and description of current Chinese public signs and the dynamic adaptability in public signs designing. Based on the survey carried out in Ya Xing Residential Zone Zhengzhou city and Verschueren’s Theory of Linguistic Adaptation, the author attempts to analyze that public signs language is a choice-making process in adaptation to the constantly changing communicative context, the main components of which are changed physical conditions, social relationships and settings, and cognitive and emotional needs of the public.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5539/ass.v6n11p171

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