Abstract

This study aims to analyze the taboo language among female students in Al-Quds Open University in North Gaza Strip as it represents the community of North Gaza Governorate. The study investigated the data semantically and structurally. Semantically, the study divided the analysis intoswearingand religions words (S.W.R), death and disease, sex, animal, and others. The latter, on the other hand, was subdivided into one word, phrase, and clause. The researchers interviewed some female students in the mentioned area and asked them about the most frequent taboo words and sometimes hear a word among females then approached them and asked about the meaning of that particular expression. After collecting the data, the researchers analyzed them in an analysis card, specially designed for this purpose, structurally and semantically. The results indicate that the semantic field expressing sex was used more frequently while the (death and disease) items were the least once compared with other semantic analysis. On the other hand, the (N.ph) structure was used more frequently among the study community and the (V.ph) indicates the least one. In addition to that, the study shows that the study community tends to use taboo words connotatively rather than denotatively. The researchers recommend that more studies should be carried in the field of sociolinguistics, as it does not receive much attention among the Palestinian scholars.

How to Cite
MAHER MAHMOUD AL NANKHA, DR. NASHAAT M. ELMASSRI, Ahmed. Analyzing Taboo Language among Female Students in North Gaza Governorate. Global Journal of Human-Social Science Research, [S.l.], may 2018. ISSN 2249-460X. Available at: <https://socialscienceresearch.org/index.php/GJHSS/article/view/2506>. Date accessed: 02 mar. 2021.