I've noticed a particular behavior in the frequency of mentioning the person's name we're talking with.
I'm Italian, in my language we are used to calling each other by our first names during a conversation, simply to enforce a message or to confirm the communication channel between the talkers.
But, I've seen that English native speakers do this less often, if at all. Instead, Indian people tend to use the person's name a lot during a conversation, maybe even more so than Italians.
- Can someone confirm this practice?
- Is frequently referring to the addressee's first name in a conversation perceived as a sort of privacy invasion?
- Have there been any studies on this phenomena?
Or was this an isolated case due to the speakers I had experience with?