The Influence of Cultural Differences on English-Chinese Interpreting

Xiaohui Lian

Abstract


Interpreting is one of the activities of verbal communication, a process in which the interpreters can comprehend the meaning and convey it to a target language. If interpreters cannot realize the cultural differences and skilfully deal with them, there will be great difficulties in the communication for the two parties. This thesis examines the cultural differences on interpreting in verbal communication, exploring the factors that may lead to these differences and trying to find ways for interpreters to have a better performance in the process of interpreting.

Keywords


cultural differences; English-Chinese interpreting; verbal communication

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CONTEMPORARY ENGLISH TEACHING AND LEARNING IN NON-ENGLISH-SPEAKING COUNTRIES