Socio-Pragmatic Aspect of English Speech Etiquette in Karakalpak Culture

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Uteshova Zernegul Khurmetillayevna
Kurbanbaev Djavod Aminboevich


This research explores the socio-pragmatic aspect of English speech etiquette within the context of Karakalpak culture. The Karakalpaks, an ethnic group residing in the Karakalpakstan have a unique cultural and linguistic heritage. This study aims to investigate how Karakalpak cultural norms influence the use of English speech etiquette, encompassing politeness strategies, forms of address, and speech acts. The research employs a mixed-methods approach, combining qualitative interviews and surveys with native Karakalpak speakers proficient in English. The qualitative component involves in-depth interviews with participants from diverse backgrounds, including students, professionals, and community leaders, to gain insights into their perceptions and practices regarding English speech etiquette. The survey component will collect quantitative data to complement the qualitative findings, providing a broader perspective on the prevalence of specific speech etiquette features. The theoretical framework of this study draws from sociolinguistics, pragmatics, and intercultural communication, with a focus on theories of politeness, speech acts and face theory. Additionally, the study will utilize concepts from cross-cultural communication, examining how cultural values, hierarchies, and social relationships influence linguistic behavior. The findings of this research will contribute to a deeper understanding of how socio-cultural norms shape English speech etiquette in the Karakalpak context. Furthermore, the study will have implications for language education, intercultural communication, and the development of culturally sensitive communication strategies in English language instruction.

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