A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF LEGAL AND RELIGIOUS LANGUAGES

Vero-Ekpris Gladstone Urujzian (PhD)

Abstract


There are a lot of ways an individual uses language. Language is seen as a function of the situation. What we mean here is that the situation determines the kind of language used. Linguists have various ways of assessing language one of which is stylistic. Stylistics generally studies the peculiar ways in which language is applied in various situations and disciplines. In this paper we attempt a comparative study of the peculiarities of legal language and religious language. Various issues were looked at the levels of lexis, grammar, punctuations and semantics. It is concluded that there are seemingly different choices of words in both the language of religion and the language of law.


Keywords


Comparative Analysis, Language, Law, Religion, Stylistics.

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