Distinguished Speaker Series: Linguistic Preferism and Chinese Culture

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.

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Dr. Luo demonstrated that the occurrence of the linguistic preferism in a language is highly related to the phonetic structure of of that language.

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Students who attended this lecture were brought into deep thinking about the interaction between language and culture.

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As Dr. Luo pointed out, the simplicity of the phonetic struture of Chinese language makes the popularity of Chinese linguistic preferism possible.