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SOURCE:    Philology. Theory & Practice. Tambov: Gramota, 2023. № 2. P. 597-601.
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The Use of Pakistani English Address Forms in an Academic Setting: University Teachers to Non-Teaching Staff

Muhammad Arif Soomro
Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University); Quaid-e-Awam University of Engineering, Science and Technology (QUEST)

Submitted: 30.11.2022
Abstract. The aim of this study is to identify types of address forms used by university teachers for the non-teaching staff while speaking English in a Pakistani academic setting. The scientific novelty of the study lies in the attempt to trace the impact of native language and culture on the forms of address used in Pakistani English. The results obtained have revealed different categories of address forms used by teachers for the non-teaching staff such as honorifics, occupation-related terms, first names, kinship terms and endearments. The address terms were English as well as borrowed from the native languages. The results revealed that address practices used by teachers are under the influence of local values resulted in the mixing of English and native terms of address necessary for some pragmatic purposes. Thus, the results obtained further strengthen the claims that socio-cultural norms and values affect communication and promote the formation of the varieties of English.
Key words and phrases: формы обращения, пакистанский вариант английского языка, идентичность, академическая среда, культурные ценности, address forms, Pakistani English, identity, academic setting, cultural values
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