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Volume 159, 20232023 International Conference on Language and Cultural Communication (ICLCC 2023)
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Section||Language Application and Classroom Teaching Research|
|Published online||23 February 2023|
The Basic Differences of Textual Cohesion between English and Chinese
School of Foreign Language, Shanghai Lixin University of Accounting and Finance
2 School of Education and Modern Languages, Universiti Utara Malaysia
3 School of International Business, Chongqing Technology and Business University
* Corresponding author: ZhongerWang@hotmail.com
This paper discusses the differences of cohesive devices between English and Chinese in sentence structure and text organization. Chinese has the characteristics of topic prominence, while English is subject prominent; Due to the differences in thinking styles between China and the West, there are differences in subject consciousness and object consciousness between English and Chinese. This leads to the differences between theme and rhyme in English and Chinese texts, and these differences also lead to the differences in cohesion. In addition, the parallel structure and loose grammatical relationship of Chinese and the tree structure and relatively strict grammatical restrictions of English can make the difference of textual cohesive devices.
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