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Student mental health euphemisms

Azis - Juanda

DOI: 10.18355/XL.2023.16.01.04

This study aims to reveal in-depth the nuances of euphemism in mental health texts. The advantage of this research is that it can have an impact on the development of semantic science with mental health texts, especially euphemisms. The theory that supports this research is Pan (2013), Rabab'ah, Al-Qarni (2012), Gostin (2013), Terry (2020) and the difference from this study is that it focuses on the nuances of euphemism with mental health texts. The research data that is prioritized is the words in sentences from the mental health text of students of Indonesian Language and Literature Education, Faculty of Languages and Literature, Universitas Negeri Makassar, a total of 110 students. There are 40 texts selected and qualified. Data were collected in the form of documentation for 8 months in 2021. Then, qualitative data analysis was carried out by paying attention to identification, reduction, verification, and conclusion. The results show the euphemism nuances of mental health texts in the form of one word that has different nuances according to the text in the form of disharmony, resilience, depression, infected, trauma, obesity insulin mystical; one word to two words with a special emphasis frustration becomes a feeling of disappointment; two words psychological stress, mood swing, negative relation; three words into one-word mental health disorder goes crazy, and that particle. Vocabulary appears as a series of sentences that form the meaning of euphemism.

Key words: euphemism, nuance, vocabulary, mental health, text

Pages: 51-59

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