undergraduate thesis
Political Euphemisms in English and Spanish Language

Karmen Jerolimov (2016)
Sveučilište u Zadru
Odjel za anglistiku
Metadata
TitlePolitical Euphemisms in English and Spanish Language
AuthorKarmen Jerolimov
Mentor(s)Lidija Štrmelj (thesis advisor)
Abstract
Political euphemism, as a politicians’ tool for disguising unappealing truths and even shaping public opinion by replacing unfavorable expressions, has become quite assimilated in a human language usage. Phrases such as “negative growth” and “workforce adjustment” have spread world-widely, no matter which political party has the current power. This paper aims to discuss the circumstances and the reasons of its frequent use, its usage on different syntactic levels, its features and social functions, its hazards and possible ways of avoiding it; the argument concerning in both English and Spanish speaking countries.
Parallel title (Croatian)Politički eufemizmi u engleskom i španjolskom jeziku
Committee MembersIvo Fabijanić (committee chairperson)
Lidija Štrmelj (committee member)
Sanja Škifić (committee member)
GranterSveučilište u Zadru
Lower level organizational unitsOdjel za anglistiku
PlaceZadar
StateCroatia
Scientific field, discipline, subdisciplineHUMANISTIC SCIENCES
Philology
Anglistics
Study programme typeuniversity
Study levelundergraduate
Study programmeEnglish Language and Literature (double major)
Academic title abbreviationuniv. bacc. philol. angl.
Genreundergraduate thesis
Language English
Defense date2016-10-11
Parallel abstract (Croatian)
Poitički eufemizam, kao sredstvo političara za prikrivanje neugodnih istina, pa čak i oblikovanja javnom mnijenja zamjenjivanjem nepovoljnih izraza, postao je prilično usvojen u jezičnoj upotrebi. Fraze kao što su “negativan rast” i “prilagođavanje radne snage” raširile su se po čitavom svijetu, bez obzira na političku stranku koja je trenutno na vlasti. Cilj ovog rada je raspraviti okolnosti i razloge njihove česte uporabe, upotrebu na različitim sintaktičkim razinama, njihove značajke i funkcije, opasnosti i moguće načine da se izbjegnu. Rasprava se obuhvaća kako englesko tako i španjolsko govorno područje.
Parallel keywords (Croatian)Euphemisms Politics Crisis Metaphors Features Hazards Word level Sentence level eufemizmi politika kriza metafore obilježja opasnosti na razini riječi na razini rečenice
Resource typetext
Access conditionAccess restricted to students and staff of home institution
Terms of usehttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
URN:NBNhttps://urn.nsk.hr/urn:nbn:hr:162:266868
CommitterMarta Unković