LINGUISTIC MEANS OF EXPRESSING REGIONAL IDENTITY OF THE SPEAKER IN COMPLIMENTS (ON THE MATERIAL OF ENGLISH-SPEAKING LINGUACULTURES) (Published)
The aim of this article is to examine the influence of regional identity of the representatives of English-speaking linguacultures on the process of producing compliments. In fact, the speaker using this or that dialect conveys the information to the listener about a group of people he or she belongs to: using the dialect of surrounding people means to show your solidarity with a group of these people and demonstrate your opposition to some other group of people. The research has revealed that regional identity of the speaker manifests itself in his language behaviour in general and in producing compliments in particular.
Keywords: American regional identity, British regional identity, Compliments, Settlement identity, Urban-related identity