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The European Journal of Literature and Linguistics, Issue 2/2016

Social and Linguistic peculiarities of Taboo

DOI: https://doi.org/10.29013/EJLL-16-2-23-24

Pages: 23 - 24

Authors: Matmuratova G. T., Ochilova D. A., Saparbaeva G. M.

Abstract: This article is dealt with the concept of taboo in English and its social and linguistic peculiarities. The impact of taboo on speech style is defined from linguistic point of view as a lexical mean of expression of thought. The nature of the taboo is explained basing on the leading theoretical conceptions by scientists

Keywords: prohibition, community, universal taboos, supernatural, dangerous words, signify, forbid, social constraints

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