Euphemism and Its Pragmatic Function
|School||Shanghai International Studies University|
|Course||French Language and Literature|
|Keywords||Euphemism Social significance Pragmatic Function Negative effects|
Euphemism is a very common phenomenon of language and speech , human communication has been regarded as \Increasing development of human civilization and interpersonal expanding today, euphemism is to play an indispensable role . Many papers on euphemisms , but its system theory expounded few monographs and scope of the study is mainly confined to the lexical level , decontextualized euphemism used by its definition , structure, conduct research mechanisms. We believe that not only refers euphemism euphemistic words , it is more active use of language as an expression of communication. Analysis of euphemisms not leave specific context , so from language study would be more appropriate to use perspective. Discussed in this paper is fully taken into account a number of pragmatic factors , thus ensuring that the full text of unity , in order to avoid some of the discussion paper clutter and research priorities unknown defects. Removing the introduction and conclusion , this paper is divided into four chapters . In the first chapter, we first carried out from the language of euphemism angle defined by science , and then discuss it with the speech act theory , the principles of cooperation , the relationship between politeness principle , trying to find a sense of social significance beyond the vocabulary of euphemism . Chapter II classification involves Euphemisms and composition. Euphemism is both linguistic phenomenon , but also verbal phenomenon , different levels of euphemisms have their different composition methods. The third chapter discusses the French euphemism pragmatic functions , and the shy , polite and conceal the expression of three functions. The fourth chapter reviews the negative effects may be caused by the abuse of euphemism , for example, in the political sphere , some politicians extensive use of euphemisms to conceal the facts to deceive the people , so as to achieve the purpose of controlling thought. Due to time constraints, the limited information available , the level is still shallow and author of the study , the Department herein shortage of experts and readers to please correct me .