Date of Defense


First Advisor

Dr. Xiaojun Wang

Second Advisor

Yi Ling (Linda) Kuo


Cultural differences found within language uses are explored, comparing and contrasting Chinese (Mandarin) and American (English) cultures and languages with the objective of promoting better understanding and awareness between peoples. Three parts of language are examined: vocabulary, written language, and methods of communication. Previous results are expanded upon through research tools including cultural films and results from both a survey and a focus group. The discussion of findings is concluded with suggestions for further research.

Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Open Access