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Christian Ritual Forms: Age-long Traditions and New Challenges

Contemporary Problems of Social Work. 2017. No. 3. P. 24-32.

The article is devoted to the theoretical aspects of Languages for Specific Purposes (LSP). The author proceeds from the assumption that the interaction of people with their environment can be understood as receiving and decoding certain information. Certain types of information can be stored and be transferred only with the help of specially organized systems – languages which are specially adapted to the given type of modelling and communication. And such a type of occupational verbal communicative system is identified as language for specific purposes. The article presents a survey of the corresponding scholarly literature which reveals the views, opinions and approaches to the problems of communication.  The research deals with the conspicuous properties of religious English as a most distinctive system of lingual expression described in terms of universals inherent in it. Subjected to analysis are discourse features of religious English found in diverse ritual forms both in ancient and modern religious contexts.