Linguistic Politeness in Kyrgyzstan            Ekaterina V. Galimova, PhD
What does the word “Kyrgyz” mean?      KYRK +                              GYZ        40             Ekaterina V. Galimova...
Where is Kyrgyzstan?      Ekaterina V. Galimova, PhD
Way of the Kyrgyz Life       Ekaterina V. Galimova, PhD
Male part of the Yurt      Ekaterina V. Galimova, PhD
Guest part of the Yurt       Ekaterina V. Galimova, PhD
Female part of the Yurt       Ekaterina V. Galimova, PhD
Actions may speak louder than words,but the world basis its first impressionof you on what you say and how you  say it.   ...
Types of politenessVerbal• Direct politeness “Give me the book” or “Open the  door.”• Indirect “It feels cool in here,” or...
1. Kyrgyz verbal and non verbal politeness               Verbal                             Non verbal• “What tribe are yo...
2. Kyrgyz verbal and non verbal politeness             Verbal                                       Non verbal• Adults spe...
Conclusion• What kinds of verbal and nonverbal  politeness are there in your country ?• Are they the same or different ?• ...
Bibliography• Brown, P., & Levinson, S. C. Politeness: Some  universals in language use. Cambridge, UK:  Cambridge Univers...
THANK YOU VERY MUCH!WELCOME TO KYRGYZSTAN !        Ekaterina V. Galimova, PhD
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General overview of types of politeness (verbal, nonverbal)
The differences between Eastern (Kyrgyzstan) and Western (the US) politeness

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Kyrgyz Politeness

  1. 1. Linguistic Politeness in Kyrgyzstan Ekaterina V. Galimova, PhD
  2. 2. What does the word “Kyrgyz” mean? KYRK + GYZ 40 Ekaterina V. Galimova, PhD
  3. 3. Where is Kyrgyzstan? Ekaterina V. Galimova, PhD
  4. 4. Way of the Kyrgyz Life Ekaterina V. Galimova, PhD
  5. 5. Male part of the Yurt Ekaterina V. Galimova, PhD
  6. 6. Guest part of the Yurt Ekaterina V. Galimova, PhD
  7. 7. Female part of the Yurt Ekaterina V. Galimova, PhD
  8. 8. Actions may speak louder than words,but the world basis its first impressionof you on what you say and how you say it. F. Harris Ekaterina V. Galimova, PhD
  9. 9. Types of politenessVerbal• Direct politeness “Give me the book” or “Open the door.”• Indirect “It feels cool in here,” or, “It would be nice if someone shut the door.”• Positive politeness “Would you mind opening the door?”• Negative “Since you are so close to the door, could you open it?”• There is a kind where you can say nothing and make no request; this is the highest level of politeness.”Non verbal• Gestures (negative, positive) Ekaterina V. Galimova, PhD
  10. 10. 1. Kyrgyz verbal and non verbal politeness Verbal Non verbal• “What tribe are you from?” 1 • ”XXXs”(full response, “—”)• One’s welcome at any time • = ?!(God’s sender)• Once you are offered food,you should eat it. (Nooruz) •• It is good to interrupt each • safe gesturesother while speaking • Personal space• If one praises you, you shouldsay say to lessen that or saythat you are not alone. It is notV. Galimova, PhD superiority Ekaterina • “Male”accepted to boast in public.
  11. 11. 2. Kyrgyz verbal and non verbal politeness Verbal Non verbal• Adults speak – kids keep quiet • Ss. T. • stand up to greet a T. C AB L HAIR T E• No titles just patronymic names• T—S call [siz] S—S [sen] COMMUNICATION IS SUBTLE IN THE EAST Ekaterina V. Galimova, PhD
  12. 12. Conclusion• What kinds of verbal and nonverbal politeness are there in your country ?• Are they the same or different ?• Is there a universal politeness ?• What are the ways of teaching politeness ? Ekaterina V. Galimova, PhD
  13. 13. Bibliography• Brown, P., & Levinson, S. C. Politeness: Some universals in language use. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press 1987.• Professor Peng // Psychology 166 AC.1//Lecture 27 Black Lightning Lecture notes. University of California, Berkley.• Janet Holmes An Introduction to Sociolinguistics, Longman, London and New York 1995. Ekaterina V. Galimova, PhD
  14. 14. THANK YOU VERY MUCH!WELCOME TO KYRGYZSTAN ! Ekaterina V. Galimova, PhD

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