Proceedings of the 4th Annual International Seminar on Transformative Education and Educational Leadership (AISTEEL 2019)

Euphemism of Political News in Republika Online Mass Media

Authors
Yuliana Ridwan, Sri Minda Yuliana, Didik Santoso
Corresponding Author
Yuliana Ridwan
Available Online December 2019.
Keywords
Euphemism, political news, Republika online mass media
Abstract
News is presented not only through printed media but also in the form of online media. Many kinds of news such as, economy, business, law, politic and etc. In presenting a news can use a language that is fairly rough and very fine language. In this study, news is presented in the form of online news. The function of euphemism is to replace or cover up other words and expressions considered taboo and rude. The purpose of this study is to investigate the types of euphemism used in political news in Republika online mass media. This study will be classified into five types (Allan & Burridge 1991) namely ; (a) shortening; (b)circumlocution; (c) remodelling; (d) semantic change; (e) borrowing. The method which is used in this study is qualitative research. In line with this idea, euphemism can be used to make speech or text more polite. The data of this study is euphemism of political news. Based on data analysis, this study reveals that euphemism which are found in political news, namely: circumlocution, remodeling, semantic change (understatement, abstraction, widening). These kinds of semantic change often found in news of politic.
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Proceedings
4th Annual International Seminar on Transformative Education and Educational Leadership (AISTEEL 2019)
Part of series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
December 2019
ISBN
978-94-6252-872-7
ISSN
2352-5398
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