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KILKA REFLEKSJI NA TEMAT ISTOTY, ZAKRESU I CECH SWOISTYCH JĘZYKA RELIGIJNEGO
A Few Remarks on Religious Language: its Scope and Characteristic Features

Author(s): Renata Grzegorczykowa
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Dom Wydawniczy ELIPSA
Keywords: religious language; język religijny;

Summary/Abstract: Religious language is a variation of standard language used in the area of human religious life, onsequently, in expressions referring to sacrum (transcendental reality). Religious language can be analyzed in its particular and broader sense. In the former one, it concerns sacrum directly, while in the latter one, it refers to any talk about the phenomenon of religion and related phenomena (e.g. organizations serving religious life). Religious language in its particular sense includes the one of theology, homily and catechesis, as well as the one of cult (liturgy, sacraments and prayer) and the one of testimony of religious experiences. Religious expressions in the particular sense characterize with the unique function, absent in other speech acts, (namely, they serve participation in sacrum), and with other features, like e.g. the unique sender-recipient relation, formulaic character of prayers accompanied by simultaneous involvement of the praying person.

  • Issue Year: 2008
  • Issue No: 10
  • Page Range: 3-12
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Polish