Proceedings of the 2012 2nd International Conference on Computer and Information Application (ICCIA 2012)

Contrastive Studies of Pun in Figures of Speech

Authors
Qingchen Shao, Zhenzhen Wang, Zhijie Hao
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Qingchen Shao
Available Online May 2014.
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pun contrastive study relevance theory cooperative principle differences and similarities
Abstract

Contrastive Studies of Pun in Figures of Speech. Pun as a figure of speech uses a word or phrase to get two meanings: literal meaning and connotation meaning so as to achieve humorous or sarcastic sense. There are many similarities between English and Chinese but in many ways they are different, while people always subconsciously consider them as equal and use them in any occasions. To solve these problems, this thesis solves them through the contrastive study of English and Chinese rhetorical figure-pun. By analyzing and comparing English and Chinese puns in some typical sentences and dialogues through semantic, pragmatic, cultural perspectives, partial tone, forms, meanings and so on. This thesis show that pun between English and Chinese exists lots of similarities and differences from different perspectives. Through all the endeavors done in this thesis, a better understanding of both languages and cultures, and smoother translation would be obtained. What’s more, people can use puns in English and Chinese languages properly so as to eliminate unnecessary misunderstandings when communicating with others.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2012 2nd International Conference on Computer and Information Application (ICCIA 2012)
Series
Advances in Intelligent Systems Research
Publication Date
May 2014
ISBN
978-94-91216-41-1
ISSN
1951-6851
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/iccia.2012.212How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2013, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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