Interpersonal Pragmatic Analysis of Thank Words in "A Dream of Red Mansions"
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Qin LIU, Fengrong Li
Thank you is one of the most prominent polite expressions in Chinese, which has profound historical accumulation and cultural implication. Based on the corpus analysis of gratitude in "A Dream of Red Mansions", we divide gratitude into two parts: direct gratitude and indirect gratitude, mainly from their internal structures and expressions.
“A Dream of Red Mansions”, Thank you, Interpersonal pragmatics