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Bulletin of the MRSU / Section "Philological sciences" / 2017 № 1.


M.N. Levchenko, E.V. Kutinova

PRAGMATIC POTENTIAL OF EUPHEMISMS IN TEXTS OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE. In: Bulletin of the Moscow Region State University (electronic journal), 2017, no. 1.


UDC Index: 811.111.1’373

Date of publication: 31.01.2017

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This paper presents examples of euphemisms in the English mass media. The main pragmatic functions of euphemisms are identified in different contexts, which provide the necessary impact on the reader. The analysis of the texts in the English mass media contributes to defining and classifying different pragmatic functions for the realization of the main idea of a concrete text. The author makes an effort to place emphasis on the usage of euphemisms for interpreting different phenomena, including language taboos.

Key words

euphemisms, text segments, pragmatic functions, manipulative effect, taboo, political correctness

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