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Euphemism: Sweet Talking or Deception?
Dalarna University, School of Languages and Media Studies, English.
2007 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years))Student thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim of this paper is to shed light on euphemism in two different senses: sweet talking and deception. I shall treat euphemism from two different perspectives: the usual use of euphemism, sweet talking, in which it is used to maintain one's face and the orthophemistic sense, deception, where 'torture' is referred to as "enhanced interrogation techniques". I shall analyze examples, taken from religious, cultural, political backgrounds, on each case. Moreover, I shall talk about taboo since it is usually associated with euphemism. I shall talk about the referential (semantic) and expletive (pragmatic) aspects of swearing expressions. In this essay, I shall show that euphemism can be used in two different senses: sweet talking and deception.

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Falun, 2007. , 22 p.
Keyword [en]
Linguistics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:du-2899OAI: oai:dalea.du.se:2899DiVA: diva2:518282
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Humanities, Theology
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Available from: 2007-07-24 Created: 2007-07-24 Last updated: 2012-04-24Bibliographically approved

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