Proceedings of the 2018 4th Annual International Conference on Modern Education and Social Science (MESS 2018)

A Study on Communicative Function of Euphemism in Political Language

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Si-Mo JIA
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Si-Mo JIA
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https://doi.org/10.2991/mess-18.2018.38How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Euphemism, communicative function, political language
Abstract
Euphemism is a universal language phenomenon in the development of human beings’ society. In the social interaction, politeness and courtesy are essential factors to sustain and promote the communication. There is no doubt that politics is the field that enjoys numerous usages of euphemism and the study of it has gained more concerns in recent years. This paper firstly illustrates the classification and the corresponding covering items of euphemism in English, namely as traditional ones and stylistic ones. Then, together with the detailed sentences adopted from the previaling political Newspaper, this paper collects and analyzes the usage and the communicative function of some euphemism appearing in these sentences. At last, this paper summarizes the concrete assiatance of these euphemism in the political dialogue which are trying to justify the immoral acts and win the fellow citizens’ support.
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Proceedings
2018 4th Annual International Conference on Modern Education and Social Science (MESS 2018)
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Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
April 2018
ISBN
978-94-6252-526-9
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/mess-18.2018.38How to use a DOI?
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This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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