The Intention Of "Apology" In Speech Etiquette: Based on The Material of Different Structural Languages

Document Type : Research Article


1 Department of Foreign Languages of the Naberezhnye Chelny Institute of Kazan Federal University

2 Department of Foreign Languages, Kazan National Research Technical University named after A.N. Tupolev


In this paper, it was tried to consider the intention “Apology” in speech etiquette based on the material of different structural languages. The paper analyzes the data obtained through an online survey on the simulated situation “Apology”, in which speakers of different structural languages had to demonstrate the basic speech formulas used in case of any norms violation. In this article, we will consider some universal and specific features of speech etiquette in different structural languages (i.e., the choice of forms, as well as verbal cliches that are specific to genetically and typologically different languages, which are Russian and Arabic). The sources of comparison were primarily the experiment, as well as the authors' own observations that have been drawn over the past years when teaching foreign students in the preparatory department and 1-2-year students of the main educational programs Kazan Federal University and its branch, as well as Kazan National Technical University A.N. Tupolev.