LSP vs LGP: Semantic Accuracy as a Specification Measure of Communicative Systems
The article is devoted to the theoretical aspects of Languages for Specific Purposes (LSP). The article presents a survey of the corresponding scholarly literature which reveals the views, opinions and approaches to the problems of professional communication. The author gives evidence that LSP is not fundamentally different from LGP in terms of linguistic usage but differs rather in terms of particular modes of language that are common in different professional settings. Particular emphasis in the article is laid on English for Medical Studies (EMS).