Show simple item record Batibo, H.M. Kopi, M.M. 2011-06-27T12:01:43Z 2011-06-27T12:01:43Z 2008
dc.identifier.citation Batibo, H.M. & Kopi, M.M. (2008) The nature and origin of sex-related euphemisms in Setswana, Marang: Journal of Language and Literature, Vol. 18, pp. 69-84 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1816-7659
dc.description.abstract The aim of this study is to investigate sex-related euphemisms in Setswana. Although sex matters, as embarrassing phenomena, are not usually talked about in Setswana communities, they have recently been brought to the open by the incidence of the HIV/AIDS pandemic. The assumption in this study is therefore that, with more open discourse of sex-related matters in Botswana, more euphemisms have been created to camouflage the embarrassing nature of the various referents in this field. The sex-related matters include private parts, sexual activities, sexual secretions, sexual diseases and related phenomena. This study describes the nature, origin, and types of these euphemisms and considers their place and role in the social interaction of the people of Botswana. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Botswana, Department of English, en_US
dc.subject Sex-related euphemisms en_US
dc.subject Setswana en_US
dc.subject HIV/AIDS en_US
dc.title The nature and origin of sex-related euphemisms in Setswana en_US
dc.type Published Article en_US

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