A PRAGMATIC STUDY OF EUPHEMISM AND DYSPHEMISM IN DONALD TRUMP’S POLITICAL SPEECHES
Keywords:euphemism, dysphemism, pragmatics, Leech (1983) politeness principles, Grice (2002) cooperative principle.
The current study is an attempts to examine the terms of euphemism and dysphemism in Donald Trump's political speeches. The study aims at finding out the kinds and functions of euphemism and dysphemism found in the political discourses of Donald Trump. This study is a qualitative one, i.e., it is content analysis and no statistical analysis is presented. The adopted model of study is based on the notions of Leech (1983) politeness principles and Grice (2002) cooperative principle since their notions are related to the aims of the present study.