Pingping Wang1, *, Aimin Nie2
1 Foreign Language Teaching Section, Naval Aviation University, Yantai 264000, China
2 Foreign Language Teaching Section, Naval Aviation University, Yantai 264000, China
Culture exerts great influence on language, and language reflects essential characteristics of culture in turn. Address terms, as an inseparable component of language and the forthgoer in language communication, reveal cultural traits. Address terms in Chinese and English, which display striking dissimilarities, breed respectively in Chinese and Western cultures. A comparative study between address terms in Chinese and English is conducted in this paper, and the root cause of addressing dissimilarities—differences between Chinese and Western cultures is explored accordingly.
address terms, cultural differences, Chinese, English
Pingping Wang, Aimin Nie. A Glimpse of Cultural Differences through Address Terms in Chinese and English. Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences (2020) Vol. 3, Issue 11: 7-13. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJHSS.2020.031102.
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