Abstract

The first part of this essay discusses the cultural distance and thus the linguistic misunderstanding between a native and non-native speaker of a language. The second part focuses on the perspectives on English initiated by different orientations and needs – scientific, political, or practical – which led to the introduction of BASIC in China. The third section focuses on the study of English as reflective of English culture and, at the same time, serves the purpose of reflective thinking, enabling both the learner and the teacher to reach a mutually beneficial understanding.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1471-6836
Print ISSN
0008-199X
Pages
pp. 82-92
Launched on MUSE
2012-04-05
Open Access
No
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