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Linguistic and Ontological Patterns in the Language of Diplomacy

Bisserka Veleva & Dr. Valentin Petroussenko,

Sofia University & Plovdiv University, Bulgaria

Since the very beginning of the interstate relations, back in history, the language of diplomacy has been an important vehicle of communication. It is based on strict rules of diplomatic protocol and possess generally conservative structure. However, the patterns of diplomatic communication aim to establish bridges among cultures and religions, therefore is of great importance the balanced presentation of cultural and spiritual traditions. Thus, our paper focuses on the different aspects how the cultural and historic traditions influence over the modern diplomatic language. The analysis is based on scrutiny research of State Archives of Bulgaria, and more specifically the documents on Bulgarian-German diplomatic correspondence were studied, as example of long standing historical alliance. Features of contrastive linguistic analysis are implied, altogether with a section dedicated to the spiritual content of the diplomatic language – its cultural and religious meaning which should be taken into account when communicating our partners through the table of table of diplomatic negotiations.

The above abstract is a part of the article which was accepted at The Second International Conference on Current Issues of Languages, Dialects and Linguistics (WWW.LLLD.IR), 1-2 February 2018, Iran-Ahwaz.