Completing this thesis, I would like to express my great gratitude to those whohave helped me a lot in the research.
My great thanks are to my supervisor, associate Prof. Fang Qinghua, who hasgiven me constant help in both academics and daily life in the past three years. Herserious research attitude and spirit of continuous learning leave me strong impressionand will guide my future endeavors. I am very grateful for her tireless efforts anddevotion of her precious time in revising my manuscripts. It is because of such aresponsible and nice professor that I could finish this thesis. Thus I give my fullygratitude to my dear professor. Besides, I also appreciate all the professors andteachers who have taught me in the past three years and have had great impacts on mewith their profound knowledge and conscientious instructions.
Finally, I would give my thanks to my parents, classmates and friends whosupport and encourage me to fulfill this paper.
I would like to take the opportunity to express my hearted gratitude to all thosewho make a contribution to the completion of my thesis.
Above all, I am deeply indebted to my respectable supervisor, Professor ShuangWenting, who has offered me valuable advice and incisive comments on my thesis.Without his illuminating guidance and great patience, it would be impossible for me tofinish the thesis so smoothly. During my postgraduate life, I am filled with admirationby his profound academic knowledge and influenced by his comprehensive knowledgeand research spirit. My supervisor makes me know what is needed for a qualifiedpostgraduate majoring in linguistics.
Secondly, my gratitude also goes to all the teachers who taught me during mypostgraduate study at Foreign Language School of Wuhan University of Science andTechnology. I feel grateful to them for their excellent and insightful lectures in differentfields of linguistics.
I would also like to express my thankfulness to my parents and friends for theircare and help, without which I wouldn’t have finished my thesis so successfully.
Finally, I would like to express my appreciation to my friends. It is their sincerefriendship which makes me forget all disappointments and becomes self-confident inmy study.
At the completion of the thesis, I would like to express my great gratitude to thosewho have helped me during the writing process of this thesis and also those who havekindly helped and encouraged me in the past three years.
To begin with, my greatest gratitude goes to my respected supervisor, Prof. ShuangWenting, both for his stimulating advice, intellectual guidance and for his warm andconstant encouragement during the process of writing the thesis. His painstakinginstructions, inspiring guidance and heartfelt encouragement have led me through thewhole process of the thesis writing. Without his endless patience and valuable suggestions,the completion of the present thesis could not have been possible.
Secondly, my special thanks also go to the professors and teachers in the EnglishDepartment of WUST who have taught me and influenced me during my postgraduatestudies. From their informative profitable lectures, I have learned of their serious attitudestowards academic study, which inspired me with not only sparkles in thinking but alsoenthusiasms for scholarly pursuits.
Last but not least, I also owe my sincere gratitude to my beloved family for theirloving considerations, great encouragement and unfailing support is indispensable to thecompletion of my thesis. And I would also like to express my thanks to fellow classmatesand friends for their comments, friendship, and trust during the difficulties course of thisthesis.
In short, I feel deeply indebted to all those who have given me their advices,encouragements and supports, which have been the driving force to finish this thesis.
My deepest gratitude goes first and foremost to Professor Ren Baogui, mysupervisor, for his valuable instructions and guidance. He has walked me through all thestages of the writing of this thesis. It is from his illuminating instruction that my ideas ofthis thesis stemmed, refined and took shape. Without his patient instruction, insightfulcriticism and expert guidance, the completion of this thesis would not have beenpossible.
My sincere thanks also go to my tutor Bao Yiqian for her selfless help andsuggestions for the study.
In addition, I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to the professors in theForeign Language College. I have learned and benefited a lot from theirthought-provoking lectures during the past two years.
Finally, I want to express my thanks to my parents for their tender love and greatconfidence in me through all these years. I also own my sincere gratitude to my friendsand fellow classmate who give me their suggestions and help during the painstakingprocess of the thesis writing.
This thesis can’t be finished without the help from many people. It is attributed toseveral persons I’d like to give my sincere appreciation.
First of all, I’d like to acknowledge my supervisor professor Yuan Xuemei who hasbeen giving me advice on the proposal and the structure of this thesis and providing mewith many useful references that are of great help during the writing of the paper. Thisthesis can’t be completed without her patient instruction, constant encouragement andinsightful advice. I am so grateful to be her student.
Then, I’d like to give my thanks to all the other English teachers who have given meclasses of literature, linguistics, culture and thesis writing, etc. in the two years. Theseclasses greatly enlarge my knowledge and help me finish my thesis writing. I want toexpress my gratitude to Mr. Ren Baogui, Ms. Yuan Caihong, Mr. Li Yinfang, and Mr.Zhao Dongsheng, Mr. Liang Chenggong and Mr. Liu Qicheng who taught me during thepostgraduate study.
Besides, I’d like to thank my tutor Wang Jinxuan in No.l senior school of Luoyang,Henan Province who gives me inspiration on the investigation needed in the thesis andoffers many suggestions on my these writing.
At last, my parents, friends and roommates all are worth my grateful appreciation.They keep giving me support, encouragement and help in my two-year study so that I canfocus my attention on my learning and research.