Euphemisms for Death: Reinventing Reality through Words?

Abstract : After briefly going over the history of the taboo of death and euphemism, I will analyze the death euphemisms found in my corpus, which is drawn from the American drama series Six Feet Under, from now on referred to as SFU. The theoretical assumptions on which my paper is based are essentially derived from the works of cognitive linguists such as Lakoff and Johnson, the pivotal study on euphemism and dysphemism by Allan and Burridge, as well as from a number of books and articles.
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Denis Jamet. Euphemisms for Death: Reinventing Reality through Words?. Sandrine Sorlin. Inventive Linguistics, Presses Universitaires du Languedoc et de la Méditerranée, 2010, Inventive Linguistics. ⟨hal-01395036⟩

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