Functional characteristics of euphemisms in the political discourse

UDC 811.112.2 BBK 81.432.4

Bogatova T. N.

This article is devoted to the examination of the phenomenon “euphemisation” of the units of language in the context of political discourse in German.

During the article, the author sets problems: to study the nature of the euphemism and discourse in wide and narrow sense; to analyse empiric material with the help of the method of the definitional analysis.

Key words: euphemism, groups of the euphemisms, political discourse, method of definitional analysis.

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