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SOURCE:    Philology. Theory & Practice. Tambov: Gramota, 2021. № 12. P. 4032-4035.
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American English and Syrian Arabic Forms of Address: A Contrastive Analysis

Khalil Amr Ahmad
Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia

Submitted: 13.10.2021
Abstract. The purpose of the study is to conduct a contrastive analysis of American English and Syrian Arabic address forms and account for their pragmatic characteristics within the settings of family and acquaintances. The scientific novelty of the study lies in its new data displaying the influence of social and cultural context on language use, which may lend support to the existing literature that aims at understanding the constructions of social relationships. The findings of the study have shown that the American culture is individualistic, in which the communicative style is oriented toward flattening the hierarchy. By contrast, the Syrian culture is collectivistic, in which the communicative style is age- and status-oriented.
Key words and phrases: формы обращения, термины родства, культурное своеобразие, коммуникативные стили, forms of address, (im)politeness, kinship terms, cultural identity, communicative styles, (не)вежливость
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