On Discrimination in Chinese and English Indirect Addressings

Lianbing Yao

Abstract


One of the fundamental usages of language is to address each other. As a socialized product, language is bound to transfer its users’ intention, the examination of which will have to be based on the absence of either the addressor or the addressee, or even the both. In the process of social development, there exists discrimination between different nations, job-takers, and genders. This essay tries to look into the discrimination in the indirect addressings in people’s communication. The foundings bring home some implications for foreign language teaching and learning.


Full Text: PDF DOI: 10.5539/elt.v6n8p151

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English Language Teaching       ISSN 1916-4742 (Print)   ISSN  1916-4750 (Online)

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