The use of euphemism in Izombie TV series season 2

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Sahnaz, Alyssa (2018) The use of euphemism in Izombie TV series season 2. Undergraduate thesis, UIN Sunan Ampel Surabaya.

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This thesis examines about the application of euphemism in IZombie TV Series Season 2. How the characters of this TV Series use euphemism to avoid offensive word is a direct reflection of this study. Some Indonesian researcher have been analyzed the topic of euphemism in different object such as, Jurianto analyzed euphemism in medical tv shows (2016), Prayogi in online news portal (2008), Munfaati in magazine (2008), Dhika in movie (2013). This present work investigates the formation of euphemism using Warren’s types of euphemism theory and function of euphemism theory by Burridge. The writer mainly focuses on analyzing the euphemism construction of three main characters in IZombie TV Series. In analyzing the euphemism formation, an existing model of Warren is used and the categories suggested by this model are tested against euphemism from the three main characters. The euphemism formation categories comprise of four main categories, word formation devices, phonemic modification, loan words, and semantic innovation. Meanwhile, the function of euphemism theory proposed six types includes of the protective euphemism, the underhand euphemism, the uplifting euphemism, the provocative euphemism, the cohesive euphemism, and the ludic euphemism. Under qualitative-content analysis method, this research significantly gives a wider knowledge on how euphemism is applied in TV Series as a portrait of daily live. In addition, the researcher acts as key instrument – human instrument. In the data collection, reading the entire episode in season two and collecting data through selecting the indentified euphemistic term of character’s speech, are conducted. It is then followed by transcribing, classifying, and analyzing the data as the procedures of data analysis. At the last step, concluding the findings is required. As the result, it is found 222 identified euphemism term from three main character of IZombie TV Series. From those 222 identified euphemism term, the researcher found 12 types of euphemism consist of compounding, derivation, acronyms, onomatopoeia, rhyming slang, phonemic replacement, abbreviation, particularization, implication, metaphor, metonym, and understatement. In term of euphemism function, the researcher has proven that all the result is applied well to six types of function and as an addition the euphemism in IZombie TV Series pertains to sexual term, medical term, death and crime.


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Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Sahnaz, AlyssaAlyssa240395@gmail.comUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: Bahasa Inggris
Kesusastraan > Kesusastraan Inggris
Keywords: Euphemism formation; Word chosen; Avoid offensive words
Divisions: Fakultas Adab dan Humaniora > Sastra Inggris
Depositing User: Sahnaz Alyssa
Date Deposited: 18 May 2018 03:03
Last Modified: 18 May 2018 03:03

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