The Functions of Derogation and Euphemism Found in Hollywood Movie

Degaf, Agwin (2016) The Functions of Derogation and Euphemism Found in Hollywood Movie. Presented at The 3rd Forum on Linguistics and Literature, 27 Oktober 2016, Fakultas Humaniora UIN Maulana Malik Ibrahim Malang.

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Abstract

This paper aims to determine the functions of derogation and euphemization found in the Hollywood movie entitled "Crash". The functions of derogation and euphemization strategy are analyzed by discourse analysis approach of Zollner (1997) on derogation function, while the theory of Allan and Burridge (1991) is used to determine the function of euphemization. The functions of the use of derogation found in the data include: expressing anger or irritation, criticizing, satirizing, accusing or blaming, conveying information, insulting/ taunting or sharpening the insult, showing distaste, exaggerating, and showing evidence. Based on the analysis, it was found that the derogative functions frequently used by the characters in “Crash” was accusing or blaming and also conveying information, while criticizing and showing evidence, is a function of the least use. Related to euphemization, the functions found in the data include: hiding the fact, showing respect, satirizing, showing concern, conveying information, criticizing, and cautions. Based on the analysis, it was found that the function of euphemization which is most frequently used by the characters in "Crash" is showing respect, while hiding the fact, satirizing, and criticizing, is a function of the least use.

Item Type: Conference (Paper)
Keywords: functions of derogation, functions of euphemization, Crash
Subjects: 20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2004 Linguistics > 200403 Discourse and Pragmatics > 20040399 Discourse and Pragmatics not elsewhere classified
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities > Department of English Language and Letters
Depositing User: M.A Agwin Degaf
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2017 09:43

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