• ISSN: 2382-6282 (Print); 2972-3108 (Online)
    • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Lang. Lit. Linguist.
    • Frequency: Bimonthly
    • DOI: 10.18178/IJLLL
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IJLLL 2019 Vol.5(2): 76-80 ISSN: 2382-6282
DOI: 10.18178/IJLLL.2019.5.2.207

Terms of Endearment in Georgian: Ethnolinguistic Analysis of Verb Forms of Address

Marine Levidze

Abstract—Terms of address are an essential component of speech etiquette. They can reflect the social and cultural values. Therefore, in the era of globalization, familiarizing oneself with the communication norms of a certain culture has become an inevitable part of daily lives and a prerequisite to succeed in one’s business. This paper looks at the typological models of verb forms of address in Georgian language where they are analyzed from an ethnolinguistic point of view. Verb forms of address represent one group of terms of endearment in Georgian. By focusing on historical events, cultural tendencies and the structure of the society, we discuss the cultural specifics and norms of communication in Georgian. The findings indicate that the verb forms of endearment in Georgian are complex intracultural signs reflecting stereotypical views of a linguistic community.

Index Terms—Georgian, terms of address, terms of endearment, verb forms of address.

M. Levidze is with the Liberal Arts Department, American University of the Middle East, Egaila, 54200, Kuwait (e-mail: Marine.Levidze@aum.edu.kw).


Cite:Marine Levidze, "Terms of Endearment in Georgian: Ethnolinguistic Analysis of Verb Forms of Address," International Journal of Languages, Literature and Linguistics vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 76-80, 2019.

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