Exploring the use of euphemisms in some speeches of president Obama: a pragmatic study

  • Huda Yaseen Abdul Wahid

Abstract

This study is an attempt to figure out how euphemism is employed in speeches of the president Barak Obama. It will focus first on euphemism in general. Then, it will try to find out how some euphemistic expressions have been used to cover up the truth and help the speaker to be polite. It also attempts to pinpoint how these euphemistic expressions affect the audience and their mind. It will analyze these political speeches from the pragmatic perspective: politeness principle. 

Published
2018-10-10
How to Cite
YASEEN ABDUL WAHID, Huda. Exploring the use of euphemisms in some speeches of president Obama: a pragmatic study. Mustansiriyah Journal of Arts (MuJA), [S.l.], n. 58, p. 1:14, oct. 2018. ISSN 0258-1086. Available at: <http://amm.uomustansiriyah.edu.iq/index.php/mustansiriyah/article/view/824>. Date accessed: 06 dec. 2021.
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