Azerbaijan International

Autumn 2001 (9.3)

Sociolinguistically Speaking
Invitations ­ "Come to My Wedding?" - Part 11

by Jala Garibova and Betty Blair

Azerbaijanis are famous for their hospitality and are very spontaneous about inviting guests to their homes - even individuals they've met for the first time. In this installment of "Sociolinguistically Speaking," we take a look at the patterns that Azerbaijanis follow in terms of inviting guests to weddings, birthday parties and general get-togethers. For more Azerbaijani customs and speech patterns related to entertaining guests, see "Sociolinguistically Speaking - 7", "Just a Cup of Tea", found at, our Web site that is devoted to the Azeri language.

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"Come to My Wedding?" - Part 11

Jala Garibova holds a doctorate in linguistics and teaches at Western University in Baku. Betty Blair is Editor of Azerbaijan International magazine.

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