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Offensive Language in Penguins of Madagascar movie: Eclectic Analysis
Authors: Engy G Salama
Year: 2021
Keywords: Sociolinguistics;Social variables;Offensive language;Children cinematic discourse;Politeness;Connotation;Denotation;Facial expressions and Color
Journal: مجلة كلية الأداب والعلوم الانسانية جامعة قناة السويس
Volume: 39
Issue: 3
Pages: 28
Publisher: Not Available
Local/International: International
Paper Link: Not Available
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This study employs an eclectic analysis of offensive language features in Penguins of Madagascar (2014) as one of American children movie. The analysis here is conducted through an eclectic model which involves a sociolinguistic perspective based on Tagliamonte’s (2012) social variables and Holms’ (2013) social factors and social dimensions. The researcher also adopts some linguistic features based on the semantic level, connotation, denotation and euphemism by Allan & Burridge (2006). On the pragmatic level, Deixis, and politeness by Yule (2010). On the semiotic level, visual representation of social actors network by Theo Van leeuwen (2008), facial expression by Ekman and Priesen (2003) and color by Kress& Van leeuwen (2002). The analysis yields the conclusion that there is no age, social class or gender difference in employing offensive words such as name-calling, verbal violence and insults that are preferred to express negative and aggressive emotions as well as to show intimacy, humor, solidarity and joy. These words are also used to discredit the counterparts and to provoke confrontations between distant participants.

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