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SOURCE:   Philology. Theory & Practice. Tambov: Gramota, 2018. № 7. Part 1. P. 106-110.
SCIENTIFIC AREA: Philological Sciences
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Biryukova Irina Aleksandrovna
Moscow State Linguistic University

Submitted: 10.04.2018.
Abstract. The article examines the features of the fund of the English euphemistic units used in the situations related to the action of prescriptions and taboo of the English-speaking society in matters of human physiology and the intimate sphere of life during the late XVII and the early XX century. All the euphemistic nominations related to the indicated chronological period are grouped according to the corresponding focus ideas (or profiles) in the basis of the nomination of the lexeme semantics. The author identifies and analyzes the most productive ones among the profiles. The study ascertains the relationship between the euphemistic potential of the units and their belonging to a particular profile.
Key words and phrases: эвфемизм, дисфемизм, гендер, концептуальные структуры, фокус номинации, антропоним, зоологическая метафора, диахронный аспект, euphemism, dysphemism, gender, conceptual structures, nomination focus, anthroponym, zoological metaphor, diachronic aspect.
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