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LANGUAGE AT WORKPLACE SETTING: A STUDY OF PAHARI USAGE AMONG THE EMPLOYERS AND WORKERS IN MURREE

Dr. Muhammad Gulfraz Abbasi, Dr. ZafarIqbal Khattak, Dr. Sayyam Bin Saeed, Dr. Masood Abbasi.

Abstract
Pahari is the native language of Murree and its adjoining areas in the northern Punjab province of Pakistan. It is in
contact with Urdu, Punjabi and English. Urdu as a national language controls most of the domains and especially the
work domain in Murree. Consequently, the use of less Pahari and more Urdu creates a sense of inferiority complex
among the Pahari language speakers. The study reports on the usage of Pahari at the workplace in order to ascertain
the status of Pahari language in comparison with other dominant languages. The study is descriptive in nature and is
based on the detailed interviews and observation of a sample of 112 people including both workers and their
employees. Observation remains the major source of data collection and hence the entire sample was not
interviewed. The study finds out that the use of Urdu at workplace is more frequent which in fact is the result of the
perceived low social status of Pahari. If they were to speak something other than Urdu, they would speak Punjabi
instead of Pahari.

Key words: Workplace; Pahari; Ethnography, language Endangerment


 
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Dr. Muhammad Gulfraz Abbasi, Dr. ZafarIqbal Khattak, Dr. Sayyam Bin Saeed, Dr. Masood Abbasi. LANGUAGE AT WORKPLACE SETTING: A STUDY OF PAHARI USAGE AMONG THE EMPLOYERS AND WORKERS IN MURREE. JCR. 2021; 8(2): 1141-1145. doi: 10.31838/jcr.08.02.117


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Dr. Muhammad Gulfraz Abbasi, Dr. ZafarIqbal Khattak, Dr. Sayyam Bin Saeed, Dr. Masood Abbasi. LANGUAGE AT WORKPLACE SETTING: A STUDY OF PAHARI USAGE AMONG THE EMPLOYERS AND WORKERS IN MURREE. http://www.jcreview.com/?mno=82521 [Access: May 22, 2021]. doi: 10.31838/jcr.08.02.117


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Dr. Muhammad Gulfraz Abbasi, Dr. ZafarIqbal Khattak, Dr. Sayyam Bin Saeed, Dr. Masood Abbasi. LANGUAGE AT WORKPLACE SETTING: A STUDY OF PAHARI USAGE AMONG THE EMPLOYERS AND WORKERS IN MURREE. JCR. 2021; 8(2): 1141-1145. doi: 10.31838/jcr.08.02.117



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Dr. Muhammad Gulfraz Abbasi, Dr. ZafarIqbal Khattak, Dr. Sayyam Bin Saeed, Dr. Masood Abbasi. LANGUAGE AT WORKPLACE SETTING: A STUDY OF PAHARI USAGE AMONG THE EMPLOYERS AND WORKERS IN MURREE. JCR. (2021), [cited May 22, 2021]; 8(2): 1141-1145. doi: 10.31838/jcr.08.02.117



Harvard Style

Dr. Muhammad Gulfraz Abbasi, Dr. ZafarIqbal Khattak, Dr. Sayyam Bin Saeed, Dr. Masood Abbasi (2021) LANGUAGE AT WORKPLACE SETTING: A STUDY OF PAHARI USAGE AMONG THE EMPLOYERS AND WORKERS IN MURREE. JCR, 8 (2), 1141-1145. doi: 10.31838/jcr.08.02.117



Turabian Style

Dr. Muhammad Gulfraz Abbasi, Dr. ZafarIqbal Khattak, Dr. Sayyam Bin Saeed, Dr. Masood Abbasi. 2021. LANGUAGE AT WORKPLACE SETTING: A STUDY OF PAHARI USAGE AMONG THE EMPLOYERS AND WORKERS IN MURREE. Journal of Critical Reviews, 8 (2), 1141-1145. doi: 10.31838/jcr.08.02.117



Chicago Style

Dr. Muhammad Gulfraz Abbasi, Dr. ZafarIqbal Khattak, Dr. Sayyam Bin Saeed, Dr. Masood Abbasi. "LANGUAGE AT WORKPLACE SETTING: A STUDY OF PAHARI USAGE AMONG THE EMPLOYERS AND WORKERS IN MURREE." Journal of Critical Reviews 8 (2021), 1141-1145. doi: 10.31838/jcr.08.02.117



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Dr. Muhammad Gulfraz Abbasi, Dr. ZafarIqbal Khattak, Dr. Sayyam Bin Saeed, Dr. Masood Abbasi. "LANGUAGE AT WORKPLACE SETTING: A STUDY OF PAHARI USAGE AMONG THE EMPLOYERS AND WORKERS IN MURREE." Journal of Critical Reviews 8.2 (2021), 1141-1145. Print. doi: 10.31838/jcr.08.02.117



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Dr. Muhammad Gulfraz Abbasi, Dr. ZafarIqbal Khattak, Dr. Sayyam Bin Saeed, Dr. Masood Abbasi (2021) LANGUAGE AT WORKPLACE SETTING: A STUDY OF PAHARI USAGE AMONG THE EMPLOYERS AND WORKERS IN MURREE. Journal of Critical Reviews, 8 (2), 1141-1145. doi: 10.31838/jcr.08.02.117