Distinguished Speaker Series: Linguistic Preferism and Chinese Culture
On Feb. 5, 2014, Dr. Cheng Luo, the director of Confucius Institute, gave a speech to the students from Ridley College and Brock University.
Dr. Luo demonstrated that the occurrence of the linguistic preferism in a language is highly related to the phonetic structure of of that language.
Students who attended this lecture were brought into deep thinking about the interaction between language and culture.
As Dr. Luo pointed out, the simplicity of the phonetic struture of Chinese language makes the popularity of Chinese linguistic preferism possible.