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ERIC Number: EJ800378
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-0033-6297
Recognizing and Combating Emotive Language: Examples Associated with Sport
Seifried, Chad
Quest, v60 n2 p200-213 May 2008
Emotive language frequently appears in sporting contexts because it arouses feelings within its participants, listeners, and readers. The use of emotive language frequently provokes criticism because some people abuse emotive language to manipulate individuals, environments, and events. In addition, many individuals fail to understand how and when to use emotive terms properly. This makes its use on some occasions debatable and important to study. This article aims to examine the concept of emotive language and demonstrate how descriptive language can also prompt emotional reactions. The article distinctively attempts to aid the understanding of emotive language by analyzing two major forms, that cloud issues and obfuscate thought, through the lens of sport. They are euphemisms and doublespeak. Importantly, this article also identifies how educators can improve their writing and help others recognize and call attention to the inappropriate use of emotive language. Finally, it identifies future areas we could study to help enlighten ourselves on this important topic.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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