How Discourse in act of Hospitality mirror in language and identity
HowDiscourse in act of Hospitality mirror in language and identity
HowDiscourse in act of Hospitality mirror in language and identity
Thediscourse in the act of hospitality is well represented in thebehavior of the English and the Kurdish people. As a result, one ofthese two groups is bound to be more effective in entertaining guestscompared to the other. Hospitality is majorly built upon thefoundation of interpersonal relations. In cases where informationshared to the visitors is precise, clear and polite, there is a highchance that they may feel comfortable engaging with the person orgroup of people who have hosted them. It is important to point outthat much as the English, and Kurdish people are also bound to handleguests differently, there are some instances where they also treatthem in the same way.
Athorough comparison can be made between the Kurdish and Englishhospitality. One likeness between the two is that both of them havean approach that is geared towards attracting more people to visitothers or seek the services of a given company along with hospitalityissues. The companies found among these people, therefore, treat thecurrent and prospective clients with lots of respect since the peopleengaged are well aware that their customers are usually sensitive andneed an excellent service. Another similarity between the two is inthe way information is shared to clients regularly so as to make themable to make sound choices (Wang, 2009, 613). Some of the informationcould include the different types of suites that are located at ahotel facility and their charges, the services offered at thefacility, the menu that is offered, and also any discounts that couldapply to the visitors. This form of information makes the clientsfeel valued as they can enjoy their stay at a given establishmentwithout having any fears that there is something that they are notaware of.
Inspite of the elements that the two forms of hospitality have, thereare also some differences that characterize the two. These issues arebrought about by the difference in culture between the two. TheKurdish culture is oriental in nature and, thereby, has an immenserespect for seniority and status. Therefore, people who appear tohold high positions in the society are bound to be given priorityservice compared to those who hold lesser ones. While it is true thatsuch people will feel quite happy for such treatment, others couldfeel that they are being undervalued, an element that could bringabout some dissatisfaction among them (Karimi, Mohammadpur, andMahmoodi, 2015, 220). This kind of occurrence is in contrast with theEnglish hospitality. The English culture is, for the most part,staged on equal treatment of people without giving due attention towho such individuals are. Therefore, communication is bound to bepassed on to all people, promptly, without giving heed to the levelof social that the individuals hold in society. This kind of actionturns out to be quite beneficial since it makes the majority feel asif they are held in high esteem by the management of the giveninstitutions.
Anotherdifference between the two kinds of hospitality is in theentertainment of unannounced guests. The English are normally moreorganized and tend to make proper plans while anticipating visitors.They, therefore, require visitors to make proper appointments beforethe day that they make their visit. This activity enables the host tomake proper preparations to accommodate the visitor well and ensurethat he is well entertained (Hainsworth, 2008, 35). The Kurdish, onthe other hand, “arequite open to individuals who had not provided prior informationregarding their visit” (Amaye,2013, 477). The reason behind this is that they see these people as ablessing, and they do their best to ensure that their guests are wellattended to. The Kurdish are more social compared to the English andas a result, this brings in the difference. While the English cultureis mostly associated with assigning time for given activities, theKurdish are often take part in activities that help to build socialrelationships. As a result, they do not attach keen interest uponearlier preparations but rather, their ability to ensure that theirvisitors are well cared for. This practice goes a long way inbuilding the social ties among the Kurdish people.
Oneof the instances of Kurdish hospitality is the performance ofcultural dances for the visitors. The exercise enables the people tosafeguard their culture as well as make the guests enjoy. Most ofthese dances are organized free for the visitors although there aresome cases where they would need to pay a small fee towards the same(Jasik, 2010, 75). Another example of Kurdish hospitality is thefoods that they offer to their visitors. Most of the foods are highlyspiced and are popular with the ability to prevent various healthproblems as a result of the high nutritional value that they have(Nikunen, 2014, 13). Most of the meals are taken in groups of severalguests as they share stories regarding their places of origin andother topics. The mealtime is, therefore, seen as an opportunity tonetwork and meet new people. Another show of hospitality among theKurdish is the taking of visitors on errands to visit places thathave a historical bearing. These guests are, therefore, able tounderstand the history and origin of the place where they are hosted.In the long run, the visitors learn quite a lot about the people whomthey have gone to see (Sonnenschein, and van Meijl, 2014, 486). TheKurdish people appear to treat their hospitality with great honor asthey view it as an opportunity to spread their love to other people.
Differentfeatures also characterize the English hospitality. One of them isthe mere fact that the hosts like to entertain their guests whileindoors. There are cases where they would organize parties for theirvisitors at night and invite other people to join them (Gautier,2009, 25). Given the reserved nature of the English, such occasionsare normally less associated with pomp and lots of noise. There isusually a dress code for such activities as males most often put ontuxedo suits while the ladies put on long glamorous dresses. TheEnglish to some extent also value privacy and in most cases, willhave private meals with their families and close friends instead ofmingling with other people whom they do not know. In cases wherethey have guests over, they prefer to be alone with such visitorsthan having to introduce them to other people whom their visitors donot know. The third instance of English hospitality is that theyfancy trying out the new menu while hosting visitors. They mayprepare some foods that they have never tried out before, or theycould take their visitors out to some restaurants that offer foodsthat they have never eaten before (Sirriyeh, 2013, 8). These peopletreat their hospitality with lots of respect and great caution due tothe immense planning that they do put into receiving their guests.
Inconclusion, there are several pieces of evidence that could be usedto explain Kurdish and English hospitality. One of them is thatpeople who like to experience new things and meet new people willalways prefer visiting the Kurdish as opposed to the English due tothe high level of hospitality that is offered by the Kurdish.Secondly, those people who wish to visit areas that will provide themwith serenity will prefer going where the English are. This isbecause they are bound to be accorded a limited level of disturbance,much for their comfort. Thirdly, most English movies films and haveshown the importance that the English people attach to indooractivities such as balls and parties (Freire, 2009, 423). The fourthevidence is that the Kurdish people are usually recognized for theirfriendly attitude something that makes people to be drawn towardsthem. As a result, they are bound to be more hospitable compared totheir English counterparts. The last evidence is related to theEnglish hospitality in that most of these people are capitalists innature, a factor that makes them more concerned about theavailability of time and resources to entertain visitors. They,therefore, need prior information and organizing before receivingguests.
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