Funding for this research was provided by:
2016 co-consturction project of philosophy and social sciences in Guangdong province (GD16XWW05)
Received: 19 July 2017
Accepted: 17 October 2017
First Online: 2 November 2017
: The author declares that he has no competing interest.
: Shu-Kun Chen is a lecturer in Guangdong University of Finance where he teaches English-Chinese translation and interpreting, college English, and cross-cultural communication. He has gained a PhD at Sun Yat-Sen University in Guangzhou, China. His research interests are discourse analysis, social semiotics and functional syntax. He has published in <i>Foreign Language and Literature</i> (2014), a journal issued by Xichuan International Studies University and <i>Foreign Languages Research</i>(2015), published by China Liberation Army University.
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