Meme Theory and Chinese-Writing Teaching in TCFL

Wenwen CHENG, Xiancheng ZHANG


Meme theory is a new theory in the field of pragmatics, which applied to the study of Chinese-Writing Teaching in TCFL. The transmitting of meme has four stages, namely the assimilation, the retention, the expression, the transmission. Because of the different context, Language memes mainly produce memetic genotype and memetic phenotype in the process of reproduction and transmission. This paper takes International students studying Chinese writing teaching as an example, and discusses the relationship between meme theory and Chinese-writing teaching in TCFL. If teachers taught Chinese writing according to the law of reproduction and transmission of the language memes, do help improve the learners’ Chinese


Meme theory; Language memes; Chinese writing teaching

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