• Marta Labashchuk Student Uniwersytet Warszawski
Keywords: marriage in China, internet discourse, discourse analysis, neologisms, internet memes


The article describes social as well as cultural aspects of both traditional and modern marriage practices in China. It focuses on studying some social aspects of Chinese marriage practices, such as the role of parents in marriage, the value of material foundation, the division of gender roles in marriage, etc. The way traditional social aspects of marriage influence contemporary marriage practices are presented in the paper on the basis of internet resources. At the same time, the article also examines marriage practices from linguistic point of view, presenting various lexical units concerning marital practices. These lexical units include some set phrases, neologisms, internet language memes, precedent texts, etc. The practical material of the studies has been drawn from the web. The article shows how both language and social phenomena intertwine and influence each other on the example of Chinese Internet Marriage Discourse.


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How to Cite
Labashchuk, M. (2021). CHINESE INTERNET MARRIAGE DISCOURSE . Studia Methodologica, 52, 78-89.