The Lexical Analysis of Life of Pi

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玄奘大學應用外語學系
碩士論文
Hsuan Chuang University
Department of Applied Foreign Languages
Master’s Thesis

少年Pi奇幻漂流之字彙分析
The Lexical Analysis of Life of Pi

指導教授:戴維揚 博士
Advisor: Dr. Wei-Yang Dai

研 究 生:蔡淑芳 撰
Graduate Student: Shu-fang Tsai

中華民國一○二年十二月
July 2013

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTSv
ABSTRACTvi
LIST OF TABLESviii
LIST OF FIGURESix
CHAPTER
1.NEW SCIENTIFIC DARWINISTS10
1.1 Introduction10
1.2 Thomas Henry Huxley10

1.2.1 Discoveries of Organic Chemists and Evolutionists Complementary12 1.2.2 Applicability of Darwin's Argument to Human Beings14

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2.SECOND CHAPTER TITLE16
2.1 Ernst Heinrich Haeckel16

2.1.1 Haeckel's Anti-Anthropocentrism17

APPENDICES
A.THE DARWINIAN REVOLUTION18
B.THE OTHER APPENDIX19
BIBLIOGRAPHY20

LIST OF TABLES
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LIST OF FIGURES
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CHAPTER 1

INTRODUCTION
The object of this research is to implement a structural analysis of the lexicon in Life of Pi, a novel written by Yan Martel in 2001. This book is a story within a story within a story. It is also a story full of themes, motifs, and symbols. This chapter will convey the background and motivation of the study, address the purpose of the study, explain the significance of the study, describe the research questions, and define the terms used in the study.

1.1 Background and Motivation of the Study
Vocabulary learning should not be separated from lexical analysis and discourse analysis. Both provide us with the linguistic context as well as situational context. These will give clues to the learners to comprehend the meaning of unfamiliar words and unfamiliar thoughts. This paper is a result of an applied linguistic graduate study of interpreting sophisticated texts in Life of Pi, a fantasy adventure novel written by Yann Martel (2001). He, born June 25, 1963, is a Canadian author best known for this Man Booker Prize-winning novel. The story is quite unique. It has all the elements we need in a story. It is philosophical and full of wonderful things. The author has made his storyline so boundless that he could grab my attention right away and bind me to the book to complete it urgently. Life of Pi is a masterpiece of the author’s exceptional vision into life and faith, a full-fledged fantasy novel with all the ingredients a fantasy novel can have. The story is full of suspense, breath-taking suspense that you dare not stop reading. It is an amazing and religious world filled with extreme extra ordinary encounters in life. How can a sixteen years boy, Pi, be confined on a boat with a Bengal tiger, Richard Parker, and drift in the Pacific Ocean for 227days! The protagonist, Piscine Molitor “Pi” Patel, an Indian boy from Pondicherry, explores issues of spirituality and practicality from an early age. And there are good supporting characters, Pi’s father, mother, brother and the zoo animals, especially the Bengal tiger,...
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