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Annotated Bibliography
Altakhaineh, Abdel Rahman Mitib, and Hanan Naef Rahrouh. The Use of Euphemistic
Expressions by Arab EFL Learners: Evidence from Al Ain University of Science and
Technology. International Journal of English Linguistics IJEL 5.1. 2015. Web. 24
Apr. 2016.
The article discusses the peculiarities of the use of euphemisms by Arabian
EFL Learners, which transit realities of their culture to English language. I found this
argument using the search engine provided by CSUN Oviatt Library. I searched for
the use of euphemisms and found the article after checking the search results. It is a
peer-reviewed source, which is why I know that it is trustworthy and I may use the
provided information in my essay. I will use this article because it has a good
explanation of the origins of the usage of euphemisms in languages. I will cite this
resource when characterizing the functions of euphemisms in language.
Brandt, Tauhieda. A Sociolinguistic Study of Euphemisms on HIV and Aids by
Manenbergs Youth and Adults. 2014. Web. 24 Apr. 2016.
This article discusses the use of euphemisms by the local youth and adults of
Manenberg as a part of politeness strategy when discussing HIV and AIDS. I found
this argument using the search engine provided by CSUN Oviatt Library by searching
the usage of euphemisms. This article is peer-reviewed, which is why I may use it
in my research as a valid scientific source. This source will be useful for my paper
because it provides relevant information connecting the existence of taboo topics and
the usage of euphemisms. I will use this information in order to trace connection
between the attempts of people to avoid punishments or critique caused by their
discussion by means of usage of euphemisms.
Lowry, Lois. The Giver. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2004. Print.

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Neal, Ashley A. The Role of Euphemisms in Language Comprehension: The Taboo Topic
of Rape. (2015). Web. 24 Apr. 2016.
This article discusses the effect of euphemisms on language comprehension
stating that the difference of presentation of scenarios of rape with and without the
usage of euphemisms affects the peculiarities of audiences perception. I found this
information by using CSUN Oviatt Library and its search engine searching for
euphemism usage. This journal is trustworthy because it is present in a peerreviewed journal. This resource is useful for my essay because it demonstrates that
people tend to be more appealing to negative information in the case it is presented
through the framework of euphemisms. Therefore, I will use this information as one
of the examples supporting position that euphemisms may change the perception of
information by addressees.
Pravdivtseva, Y. S., and M. A. Bulavin. The Functions and Role of Euphemisms in the
English Political Dicourse. (2014): 104-06. Web. 24 Apr. 2016.
This article discusses how politicians use euphemisms in order to gain the
support of the negative information by the public and avoid discussing the topics,
which cause publics resistance. I found this article using the search engine of CSUN
Oviatt Library searching for euphemism politics. This article is peer-reviewed,
which is why it is academic and trustworthy. This article will be useful for my paper
because it discusses the aspects of the usage of euphemisms in politics. I will use it
for supporting the position of the paper by the examples of the analysis of political
speeches where euphemisms pursue the aim of hiding negative information.
Temelkovska, Stefanija. Euphemisms and Their Influence on the Media Discourse.
Politika Misla 13.49 (2015): 73-79. Web. 24 Apr. 2016.

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This article discusses the usage of euphemisms in the societies where there are
taboos on specific topics preventing people from mentioning various topics. I found
this argument using the Lexis-Nexis search engine, which is available at CSUN Oviatt
Library searching for euphemism influence. It is a peer-reviewed article, which is
why it can be used in my paper. This resource will be useful for my essay because it
gives the supporting evidence for a positive usage of euphemisms in the case of
avoiding social critique when mentioning tabooed topics. I will use the ideas of this
article for providing positive example of the usage of euphemisms in the discussions
of various topics.