Dysphemism in riverdale TV series season 1

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Firdaus, Syafinatul (2018) Dysphemism in riverdale TV series season 1. Undergraduate thesis, UIN Sunan Ampel Surabaya.

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The thesis entitled ‘Dysphemism in Riverdale TV Series Season 1’ investigates the types of dysphemism along with the usage of dysphemism based on gender, age, and role in the society. The writer chooses Keith Allan’s X-phemism and creativity (2012) to explore the obtained data. The theory divides the type of dysphemism into eleven specific parts, which each of them has its own distinction either from the formation or the origin and history. All of the investigation activities are under qualitative-content analysis method. The writer acts as the key instrument – human instrument. The result shows 402 dysphemism expression are uttered by the characters of Riverdale TV Series. From these 402 dysphemism expressions, the writer found eleven types of dysphemism that are remodelling, contractions, underspecification, part for whole, upgrades, downgrades, deceptions and obfuscation, substitutions, appearance based for tabooed body parts, color based, sound based, smell, taste and touch based, and verbal play. With 33% percentage, substitution becomes the most used type of dysphemism. Meanwhile underspecification and part for whole become the least used types of dysphemism with each of them exist in 1% out of 100%.Also, 68% of attained dysphemism expressions are uttered by female characters. The teenage characters have the tendency of using dysphemism expressions more than the adult characters. The last result reveals that the gang members are familiar with dysphemism expressions, while the politician is the least one who uses it.


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Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Firdaus, Syafinatulsyafinaf@gmail.comUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: Bahasa Inggris
Keywords: Dysphemism : word chose : use of language
Divisions: Fakultas Adab dan Humaniora > Sastra Inggris
Depositing User: Firdaus Syafinatul
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2018 07:21
Last Modified: 09 Aug 2018 07:21
URI: http://digilib.uinsby.ac.id/id/eprint/26963

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