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Specializations => Semantics and Pragmatics => Topic started by: sieledorothy on April 16, 2015, 11:55:40 PM

Title: Euphemisms-SPEECH ACT THEORY
Post by: sieledorothy on April 16, 2015, 11:55:40 PM
Hello Linguists! Thinking of a topic for my MA research in Pragmatics. Would like to look at Euphemisms using the Speech Act Theory. Any input? Perhaps on how I should approach the topic?
Thanks a bunch!!!
Title: Re: Euphemisms-SPEECH ACT THEORY
Post by: GirlAloneWithHerself on July 07, 2015, 09:00:03 AM
Your research sounds amazing. You can look at how the context impacts on speaker meanings and audience interpretations? I imagine some euphemisms can have different meanings for different people.

Girl.