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Academic Paper

Title: Euphémisation populaire vs. Euphémisation argotique en roumain
Author: Laurentiu Bala
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Institution: University of Craiova
Linguistic Field: Discourse Analysis; Psycholinguistics; Sociolinguistics
Subject Language: French
Abstract: In the popular Romanian, a certain "fear of words" issue from the ancestral taboos motivates euphemism. It is mostly a fear to 'Dracul' (lit. 'the Devil') – for which the people invented a multitude of euphemistic names – and not to 'cele sfinte' [lit. 'the holy (things)']! In the case of slang, the motivation of the euphemism is due to its playful character encoding rather than a genuine concern to meet some taboo.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed
Publication Info: A. Kacprzak, J.-P. Goudaillier (eds.), Fonctions identitaires en situations diglossiques : argots - dialectes – patois [Actes du VIIe Colloque International d’Argotologie, Łódź (Pologne), 25-27 nov. 2013], Łódź : Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2014, ISBN: 978-83-7969-493-8, pp. 23-30.
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