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No matter good or bad, the language of English accompanies us through some years.
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First of all,English is the only international standard language.China has developed rapidly in recent years.Now he is towards to the global level.Being the unique communication way,English is of great concern.Or we can say that English is essential to strengthen our country.Secondly, due to the development of our society, there are more and more foreigners in China.Especially in some big cities, there are so many foreign people around us.They may be our workmates, classmates, neighbors, friends or even soul mates and so on.Therefore, it is so necessary for our ordinary people to understand English.Otherwise, how can we get along well with them?How can we make our life much more colorful?
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Maxwell996 Post time: 2017-2-5 13:49
First of all,English is the only international standard language.China has developed rapidly in rece ...

Chinese is a very inflexible language when compared to English.
It also is a very vague language.

English, while it can be open to interpretation, can be used to probe for more clarity and precision, essential when writing contracts or looking for understanding.
By asking a question many different ways, an idea can be probed more deeply.

could this be why Chinese people 'get offended' when non-Chinese continue to ask questions?
We look for understanding more, yet are told we should accept and answer regardless of how vague, cliched or meaningless it is.

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Maxwell996 Post time: 2017-2-5 13:49
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Now he is towards to the global level.


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This post was edited by dostoevskydr at 2017-2-5 17:44
BlondeAmber Post time: 2017-2-5 15:57
Chinese is a very inflexible language when compared to English.
It also is a very vague language.
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" Any language has the ability to be vague or specific.

Culturally, language use might show speakers using "vague" or "specific" language (however you define that...) in certain situations. One language might have more specific vocabulary for some domains than others. Some languages require expressing certain grammatical information while others don't. But no one language as a system can really be described as more or less "vague" than another."


"No language . . has been shown to be more accurate, logical or capable of expression than another" - J.R. Edwards


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dostoevskydr Post time: 2017-2-5 17:43
" Any language has the ability to be vague or specific.Culturally, language use might sh ...

"In the late of 20th century, foreign linguists did a series of studies of the ambiguity of language, especially the ambiguity of semantics. In these studies, they were in agreement that there is ambiguity in the language, but the research method and the based theories are different. They have studied the ambiguity of the language from different aspects, such as the language, logic, cognition and pragmatic etc., so that this emerging discipline of vague language from the outset shows the prosperity of lively debate.

Chinese language scholars started to do some researches on vague language in the early 1980s, their findings are also impressive. With the birth and development of fuzzy linguistics, in China, the real and serious study of fuzzy linguistics began in the late 1970s. Linguists of China have taken great efforts to make research on Chinese with the fuzzy theory. It is commonly acknowledged that Wu Tieping’s A tentative analysis of fuzzy language is the first article using fuzzy theories to analyze linguistic fuzziness, which symbolizes the birth of fuzzy linguistics in China. His study on fuzzy linguistics involves a wide range, including fuzzy words, fuzzy concepts, facts that affect fuzziness, the mutual conversions of fuzzy words and precise words, the history of fuzzy theories, the quantitative study of fuzzy language, and the relationship between fuzzy theories and lexicology , terminology, rhetoric, etymology, etc. As the study of vague language starts late, many theoretical and methodological issues are to be solved, but the study on vague language has attracted more and more attention and participation of the linguists, which will help improve the vague language research theory, explore more effective research methods, and deepen the study of the ambiguity of language."

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dostoevskydr Post time: 2017-2-5 17:50
"In the late of 20th century, foreign linguists did a series of studies of the ambiguity of langua ...

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