Taboos and euphemisms in sex-related signs in Asian Sign Languages
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摘要This paper investigates sex-related euphemisms in four Asia sign languages, namely, Hong Kong Sign Language (HKSL), Jakarta Sign Language (JakSL) (Indonesia), Sri Lankan Sign Language (SLSL) and Japanese Sign Language (JSL). It aims at finding out if direct visual reference to sex-related body parts or concepts is taboo to Deaf signers and if this is the case, what strategies they adopt to form the corresponding euphemistic expressions. It will be argued that even though Deaf signers are used to the visual explicitness of the signing modality, the highly iconic nature of certain sex-related signs can still be offensive at times, thus giving rise to euphemistic expressions. While certain euphemistic strategies by the Deaf signers target at toning down the degree of visual iconicity originally associated with the taboo signs, most of the remaining strategies show striking resemblance to those used in spoken languages, suggesting the universality of these verbal politeness strategies across language modalities.
著者Felix Y. B. Sze, Monica Xiao Wei, Aaron Yiu Leung Wong
期刊名稱Linguistics
出版年份2017
月份1
卷號55
期次1
出版社De Gruyter
頁次153 - 205
國際標準期刊號0024-3949
電子國際標準期刊號1613-396X
語言美式英語
關鍵詞taboos, euphemisms, sex-related signs, Asian sign languages

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