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Journal: European Journal of Research (Vol.3, No. 3)

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Page : 5-18

Keywords : communication; linguistic culture; dominant features of communication; contact addresses elements; sociatives; communicative mitigation.;

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The article discusses the dominant features of communication in the German linguistic culture, reveals the factors influencing on the outcome of a communicative act, and describes sociative speech acts, reflecting the dominant national characteristics of communication of the Germans. The presence or absence of the expected signs of listener's attention from the sender to further determine the outcome of a communicative act. The use of speech contact addresses elements that are represented in the language by various means of expressing gratitude, apologies, wishes, greetings etc., require speaking skills and knowledge of the dominant national characteristics of communication. Such features of communication in the linguistic culture of the German people include the desire to protect personal space, compliance with laws and regulations, discipline, punctuality, orderly and distancing courtesy, the distinction between private and official life, etc. Such dominant features of communication of the Germans impose a special mark on the implementation of sociation in the German language and determine their characteristic expression, as their high degree of coloring, obligation to apologize for mistakes in speech of the German intellectuals, rituals and a higher frequency of expression of gratitude for any reason, the frequency of use of policy statements that are categorical and unsustainable character, the prevalence of conventional indirect expressions of courtesy, etc. Means of social expression in the German language are stylistic and sociolinguistic nuances of verbalization, knowledge of which is important not only for the representatives of German culture, but every individual coming into contact in German, regardless of his belonging to a particular culture. In this regard, accounting and compliance with the dominant characteristics of communication of the Germans should serve as a fundamental starting point in building a foreigners speech in the German language, enriching sociolinguistic nuances which will further bring it to the level of speech of a native speaker.

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