Corpus Analysis of English Euphemism in College English (3)

Meihua Wang


Euphemism, a linguistic and cultural phenomenon, which serves as a lubricant in people’s communication, has aroused much interest among scholars worldwide. Many researches on euphemism have already been done in different fields, such as in daily conversations, intercultural communication, advertisements, science, literature, business affairs, etc. For a long time, the researches on English euphemism have been done in terms of semantics, rhetoric and pragmatics, yet few analyzes its usage in textbook. This article attempts to make some analysis of the usage of euphuism in textbook for non-English majors. Then it comes up with some suggestions to teachers concerning how to teach English euphemism in classroom, hoping that this thesis can raise the teachers’ and students’ awareness of euphemism in English learning and that the suggestions can benefit both teachers and students.

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English Language Teaching       ISSN 1916-4742 (Print)   ISSN  1916-4750 (Online)

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