Role of Linguistics Teachers in the Development of Socio-Communicative and Ethico-Sociability Skills among University Students of Southern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Individuals’ ethical sociability and communicational skills enjoy core importance in their societal and organizational functioning. Generally, a fear is felt regarding the students doing MA English, at the universities of Pakhtunkhwa province; the fear is that the students who do MA English leads to weakening of their practice of their socio-cultural values. This apprehension was looked into by analyzing the role that particular, the teachers of Linguistics can play in the transmission, preservation, and promotion of their socio-cultural values; the teachers can help the learners develop an understanding of sociability skills and appropriate socio-communicative skills. The socio-cultural sphere was delimited to the aspects of ethico-sociability and socio-communicative skills. Three public sector universities, namely Gomal University, Kohat University, and Bannu University, from south Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province served as the universe of the study. Students studying at master’s Level in their Departments of English, served as research population, for evaluating the teachers’ role, in the promotion of ethico-sociability and socio-communicative skills. The data was collected through the interview method. Results show that most of the teachers of Linguistics promote the learners’ understanding of social etiquette, social norms, and expectations of politeness, appropriacy, communicative competence, cultural transmission, effective communication, and sociability skills.