Features of formal and informal communication in English language

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  • A.O. Akhtursunova Karaganda University of Kazpotrebsoyuz
  • G.T. Aubakirova Karaganda University of Kazpotrebsoyuz


formal style, informal style, academic writing, communication, language, linguistic, features


This article discusses the real problem of using formal and informal communication styles in English. We use the official language when we talk to people we don't know well or don't know personally. This is the style of academic writing. The official language is characterized by more complex sentence structures, the rare use of personal pronouns, and the absence of colloquial and slang terms. An informal letter consists of short sentences and is used in more personal communication, for example, when writing a letter to friends or family. Informal language is more casual and spontaneous; there are no specific rules for it. Therefore, it is important to know the main differences in the use of these two communication styles, in which situation they can be applied. The authors' attention is paid to the main characteristics and specifics of the registers. Some typical examples of the misuse of styles are presented and possible options for improving the style of speech are proposed, since non-compliance with these rules can have a negative impact on communication, both oral and written. In return, knowledge of the features will help to maintain work in the same style, taking into account all lexicographic techniques and features.




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Akhtursunova, A., & Aubakirova, G. . (2024). Features of formal and informal communication in English language. Bulletin of L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University. PHILOLOGY Series, 146(1), 33–40. Retrieved from https://bulphil.enu.kz/index.php/main/article/view/759