A Quantitative and Comparative Research on Chinese and English Numerical Phrases

Peijun Chen

Abstract


Numerical phases have rich cultural connotations and connect closely with culture. Along with the extension of China’s reform and opening up policy, cross-cultural communication tends to be wider. The comparative research on cross-cultural languages is very important. Because of different cultural backgrounds, the cultural connotations of Chinese and English numerical phases are quite different. This paper tries to make a comparative research on the cultural connotations of numerical phases (include numbers from one to ten), in order to reveal the importance of cultural connotation characteristics in cross-cultural communication.


Full Text: PDF DOI: 10.5539/elt.v3n4p204

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

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