DOI: 10.14704/nq.2018.16.6.1607

Western Culture Acquisition of Young Cadres Based on Cognitive Linguistics

Jing Shao


Language is not only the carrier and precipitation of culture, but also a part of culture. As the globalization progresses, the impact of western culture on our traditional culture of China, young cadres conform to the two definitions of youth and cadres and become the most vigorous, dreamful and creative group in the society, an important part of the cadres of the Party and the State, and the mainstay of the China's future and mission. Therefore, it is of strategic significance to study western culture acquisition of young cadres. This study explores the process of young cadres learning western culture based on cognitive linguistics, discusses the importance of language in cultural learning, expounds the three characteristics of cognitive linguistics: experience, motivation and metaphoricity, and puts forward some contributions of cognitive linguistics to cultural learning. This study analyzes the possible influence of western culture on young cadres and its ways, and puts forward the corresponding measures and preventive measures. Combined with the present situation of western culture acquisition, this study gives the methods and suggestions for young cadres to learn western culture based on cognitive language. Through language learning, they can deeply understand the western culture carried by language, and at the same time, they can more clearly recognize the traditional culture of China. This study also guides young cadres to establish correct values and world outlook in the process of western culture acquisition, to fully explore and learn about the profound cultural connotation and essence contained in language, and to enrich and nourish their own spiritual world.


Cognitive Linguistics, Young Cadres, Western Culture, Cultural Acquisition

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