Euphemisms and their types in Adele’s song lyrics

Sofia, Sofia (2013) Euphemisms and their types in Adele’s song lyrics. Diploma thesis, UIN Sunan Gunung Djati Bandung.

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Abstract

Language has variety, in language variety there is euphemism, thus, many concepts has been presented by every text in many media such as magazine, newspaper, lyric of music, and book. It is also one of the ways to show values by expressing much feeling and thought. To show euphemism and their types in Adele’s song lyrics, the lyrics can be analyzed by classifying euphemism and their types. Thus, all lyrics in “Someone Like You” album are eleven songs, but the researcher only took seven lyrics of which the researcher used as purposive sampling because these the seven lyrics is the used euphemism and their types. Based on that background, the researcher addressed two problems: 1) what are the euphemism in Adele’s song lyrics? 2) What are their types in Adele’s song lyrics? This research uses Allan and Buridge euphemism theory to analyze the lyric. The researcher tries to relate euphemism and their type’s theory by Allan and Buridge. In this research the data which have been observed are taken from Adele’s Lyrics “Someone like You” Album. The researcher uses descriptive method to describe the research and the technique to analyze the data is qualitative approach. Through this method the researcher tries to describe euphemism and their types by analyzing them. Based on analysis, this research showed that (1) many euphemism were taken from all stanzas of the lyrics itself. (2) their types were taken from all stanzas of the lyrics itself. The result of this research shows that are 45 euphemisms in seven lyric itself, and types euphemism that are 13 understatements, 7 metaphors, 7 colloquial, 4 hyperboles, 3 litotes and 1 circumlocution of the lyric itself. This research results in a comprehensive conclusion of this study drawn from Adele’s lyric “Someone like You” albums contains many euphemism and their types in seven lyrics itself, but from seven lyrics Adele’s mostly contains types euphemism that is understatement.

Item Type: Thesis (Diploma)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Euphemism; types euphemism; Adele; Song
Subjects: Language > lyric
Divisions: Fakultas Adab dan Humaniora > Program Studi Bahasa dan Sastra Inggris
Depositing User: Users 11 not found.
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2016 02:40
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2019 06:09
URI: http://digilib.uinsgd.ac.id/id/eprint/113

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