A Study on Communicative Function of Euphemism in Political Language
Available Online April 2018.
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- Euphemism, communicative function, political language
- 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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TY - CONF AU - Si-Mo JIA PY - 2018/04 DA - 2018/04 TI - A Study on Communicative Function of Euphemism in Political Language BT - Proceedings of the 2018 4th Annual International Conference on Modern Education and Social Science (MESS 2018) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 209 EP - 212 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/mess-18.2018.38 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/mess-18.2018.38 ID - JIA2018/04 ER -