Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Humanities and Social Science Research

A Study of American Individualism in Proverbs from the Perspective of Sociolinguistics

Authors
Hongping Chen, Xinhe Ao
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Hongping Chen
Available Online September 2015.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ichssr-15.2015.9How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Language, Culture, American proverbs, Individualism.
Abstract
Language is the carrier of culture, therefore, when learning American English, a deep understanding of American culture is required. Proverbs are colloquial and from the folks, and a few words of them can often capture the essence of national culture. This paper tries to explore individualism which is one of American core culture from proverbs which is an integral part of the language. While learning American proverbs, comprehending individualism, cultivating intercultural awareness and developing intercultural communication competence are needed.
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Proceedings
2015 International Conference on Humanities and Social Science Research
Part of series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
September 2015
ISBN
978-94-6252-115-5
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ichssr-15.2015.9How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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