A linguistic perspective of English eulogies : an analytical study

Other Title(s)

الناحية اللغوية للتابين الإنكليزي : دراسة تحليلية

Joint Authors

Faris, Majidah Sabri
Said, Nadiyah Khayri Muhammad

Source

Al-Ustath Journal for Human and Social Sciences

Issue

Vol. 60, Issue 3 (30 Sep. 2021), pp.721-750, 30 p.

Publisher

University of Baghdad College of Education for Human Science / Ibn Rushd

Publication Date

2021-09-30

Country of Publication

Iraq

No. of Pages

30

Main Topic

Languages

Topics

Abstract EN

The present paper aims at shedding a spotlight on a significant issue in the western life, namely eulogies which are important practices in the western community employed in a funeral of a deceased / living person.

However, writing eulogy requires a specific stylishness inscription in order to serve specific functions and purposes so as to mitigate or soften the gloomy effects of the event on his/her family or friends.

Metonymy, mitigation of apology and hypophora are regarded as linguistic devices to convey the profound meaning of the eulogist in an elegant way.

Exploring these devices, identifying their role in eulogies and analyzing them linguistically are the principal objectives here.

The conclusions of the paper support the idea that the most prominent syntactic patterns of wh-questions are wh words (especially what? ) Hypophoric question is used to get the audience's attention and make them curious.

It may heighten the effect of the audience in such endearment.

Nevertheless, mitigation of apology with its expression categories happens to some extent in this study, on the other side, metonymy that strengthens the social communication and adds a kind of delicacy and floridness to speech, performs less emanate in writing eulogies as a linguistic device.

In a nut shell, hypophoric open questions of (wh-) are outstanding forms of questions in eulogies that they allocate superior standing.

American Psychological Association (APA)

Said, Nadiyah Khayri Muhammad& Faris, Majidah Sabri. 2021. A linguistic perspective of English eulogies : an analytical study. Al-Ustath Journal for Human and Social Sciences،Vol. 60, no. 3, pp.721-750.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1274504

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Said, Nadiyah Khayri Muhammad& Faris, Majidah Sabri. A linguistic perspective of English eulogies : an analytical study. Al-Ustath Journal for Human and Social Sciences Vol. 60, no. 3 (Sep. 2021), pp.721-750.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1274504

American Medical Association (AMA)

Said, Nadiyah Khayri Muhammad& Faris, Majidah Sabri. A linguistic perspective of English eulogies : an analytical study. Al-Ustath Journal for Human and Social Sciences. 2021. Vol. 60, no. 3, pp.721-750.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1274504

Data Type

Journal Articles

Language

English

Notes

Includes bibliographical references : p. 749-750

Record ID

BIM-1274504