The study is an attempt to reveal if there are any differences in the usage of the euphemisms gee, heavens, gosh, flaming, blasted, blooming, crikey, blimey, oh my goodness, sugar, heck and darn by male and female speakers of english with other variables such as age and social class. This essay aims to illustrate the functions of euphemisms by means of analyzing the relations between the two principles, thus demonstrating how to appropriately use euphemisms given different situations 2 demonstration 21 overviews of relevant concepts 211 euphemisms the word euphemism is derived from greek words.
Three languages are analyzed from the ap proach of descriptive sociolinguistics a cross-linguistic comparison of the three formosan languages with english and mandarin chinese is pr ovided and discussed from the perspectives of cog-nition and culture 1 introduction1 euphemism permeates languages and coexists with taboo expressions. Framework of theories of sociolinguistics and pragmatics precisely, the study applied speech act theory, politeness theory, face theory and conversational analysis theories.
Sociolinguistics: euphemism/dysphemism study guide by tfansler5 includes 93 questions covering vocabulary, terms and more quizlet flashcards, activities and games help you improve your grades. Analysis of euphemism from the perspective of cooperative principle and politeness principle [abstract]: euphemism plays an important role in our daily interaction with others appropriate use of euphemism guarantees smooth communication between speakers likewise, the cooperative principle and the politeness principle also ensure efficient and successful communication among people.
Euphemism in the 1970s many chinese linguists were influenced by the sociolinguistics theory in western countries chen yuan’s book sociolinguistics was published, in which he provided a detailed description of euphemism in 2001, the most figure and vocabulary, elaborate book describing euphemism in china, written by li guonan was published.
“oh my goodness” a corpus investigation of euphemisms from a sociolinguistic perspective nina therese rem lynneng a thesis presented to the department of literature. Euphemism from sociolinguistics perspective the origin of the term euphemism discloses the aim of the device very clearly eu is from greek word which means well and pheme means speaking, so the word euphemism originally means speaking well in the vocabulary of any language, synonyms can be found that. Euphemism from sociolinguistics perspective chi ren[a], hao yu[a] [a]changchun university of science and technology, changchun, china corresponding author received 8 august 2013 accepted 20 october 2013 abstract euphemism is a proper language style that people pursue in social communication in order to reach an ideal communication effect.
Crespo (2005: 78) states euphemism is a phenomenon intrinsically linked to the conventions of politeness and social tact expected in interpersonal communication definition of euphemism many linguists like (allan and burridge, 1991 and cruse, 2006) have made some attempts to define the word euphemism from different perspectives. Euphemism from sociolinguistics perspective euphemism is a proper language style that people pursue in social communication in order to reach an ideal communication effect euphemism can avoid and soften taboos and sensitive or awkward topics.