Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Social Science

A Semantic Study of Euphemism in British TV Drama Downton Abbey(1st season)

Authors
XiaoWei Li, ZhiHong Lu
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XiaoWei Li
Available Online November 2014.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icss-14.2014.67How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Euphemism, Word meaning, Language features
Abstract

Euphemism, as a common linguistic phenomenon in social communication, has being shining its unique lights to smoothen the effectiveness of people’s social communications. In this paper, the author will give a detailed explanation about the euphemisms in British TV drama Downton Abbey from the perspective of word meaning in semantics, thus showing the importance of proper using of euphemism in English.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Social Science
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
November 2014
ISBN
978-94-62520-39-4
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icss-14.2014.67How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2014, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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