First and foremost, I would like to extend my profound gratitude to mysupervisor, Professor Liang Hong, whose lessons are of great help. It was her lessonsthat inspired me to select this topic for study. Besides, I extremely appreciate her help,her constructive suggestions, and her generosity in spending her precious timediscussing questions that I have met during the process of writing my thesis. Withouther persistent supervision and her generous help, the completion of my thesis couldhave been impossible.
I am also very grateful to all the professors during my M.A studies at BeijingInternational Studies University for their informative and inspiring courses, whichhave broadened my academic horizon and enriched my knowledge.
I am also indebted to all the authors whose works are used as my references.
I would like to express my sincere thanks to my classmates and friends in theuniversity, who have always been supportive of me. Special thanks go to my friend YeXiaoliang who has encouraged and assisted me in my thesis writing.
Last but not least, I am deeply obliged to my family members who have beenoffering me great support throughout the years of my study.
Upon the completion of the thesis, I would like to take this opportunity toexpress my sincere gratitude to my supervisor, Professor Peng Xiaohua, who hasgiven me important guidance on the thesis. Without his help and encouragement,my thesis would have been impossible. Besides his help with my thesis,he hasalso given me much advice on the methods of doing research, which is of greatvalue to my future academic life.
I am also obliged to other teachers whose lectures have broadened my scopeof vision in British and American literature and help me lay a necessaryfoundation for the writing of the thesis. I am also grateful to all the members ofthe faculty and staff in the College of Foreign Languages who have provided mewith a lot of help and guidance.
Last but not least, I would like to express my gratitude to all the friends andfamily members who have offered me help. Without their help,I could not havefinished my study and this thesis.
First and foremost, I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to mysupervisor, Professor Jia Aiwu. I have benefited tremendously from her criticalthinking and insightful viewpoint. Through his patient instruction,I finally focusedon the object studied in this thesis, and obtained valuable advice on aspects rangingfrom frame work constructing and data collection to elaborated analysis.
Secondly, I'm profusely grateful to my respected predecessors and teachers.
Without their precious suggestions, I could not have come this far in this thesis.
Moreover, I owe my thanks to my family and friends, who have always supportedme with their generous encouragements and praises.
Last but not least, I sincerely thank my fellow classmates. We share joys andanxieties, which propels us forward together throughout the arduous journey.
The accomplishment of this thesis has covered half a year,s experiment and another halfa year's analysis. It can not be denied that whole process is quite tough. Despite all theproblems during research and limitations, the thesis finally comes into being. However, thiscan not be achieved without the help of many people.
First and foremost, I would like to give my sincere gratitude to my distinguished andrespectable supervisor, Prof. Qi Yuanfang, for his all-along supports during not only theresearch process, but the whole post-graduate year. He is the one who gives me inspiration ofthe thesis topic, enlightens me empirical method helps me conduct teaching experiment, andinstructs me analyzing approaches. I have to say that this thesis is born from his insightfulinstructions and warm encouragement.
Secondly, I also own my appreciation to Prof, Gongrong who gives me a lot ofinspiration, insightful advice and instructions.
And also, this thesis can not be accomplished without teachers of Foreign LanguagesSchool who impart knowledge to me and classmates who offer me help.
Last but not least, I would like to extend my thanks to the students participating in thisresearch for their patient corporation.
This thesis would not have been completed without much assistance,encouragement and support from many people. I want sincerely to avail thisopportunity to express my cordial thanks to those who have granted me invaluableinstructions during the process of thesis writing.
First and foremost, I extend my greatest gratitude to Professor Chai Gaiying, myadvisor and supervisor, for her insightfol guidance and earnest help. She advised meto think over the selection of subject, to carry out a series of relevant research, and tolaunch the pilot study about my research at a very early time; and during the processof writing, she spent a lot of time to guide me in a right direction and provided manyuseful suggestions. It is under her strenuous help that I could complete this thesis intime.
Moreover,my sincere thanks go to my teachers in the College of ForeignLanguages at Zhejiang Gongshang University. They provided me a wonderfullearning environment and I learned and grew up a lot for their tireless instructionswhich will definitely exert deep influence on my later life.
Besides, I express my gratitude to my friends and fellow classmates. They sharedtheir knowledge with me and helped me out when I was faced with any difficultiesabout the thesis. They tried their best to give me their precious suggestions during theprocess of writing the thesis.
Last but not least, I am deeply in debt to my beloved family for theirencouragement, understanding and endless love during my life. They created the bestenvironment for me to focus on the thesis writing during the summer holiday,and allthis could not be possible without their selfless sacrifice and insistent support.