Linguistic Pecularities Of Contracts in English



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Introduction 4

Chapter 1. Contracts. General characteristics and types …………7
1.1. English of documents’ writing ……………….7
1.2. Theoretical problems of the language of documents…………. 13
1.3. The structure of contract and its essential clauses …………15
1.4. Types of contracts. Abbreviation …………….19

Chapter 2. Linguistic peculiarities of contract ……………….23
2.1. Contract as a type of text and its stylistic characteristics ………………23
2.2. Grammatical peculiarities of contract ………………..26
2.3. Lexical peculiarities of contract ……………………32

Conclusion ………………………38

References …………………42

Introduction

The interest to the problem of drawing up contracts is not occasional. Nowadays more and more people are getting involved in the world of business relationships. As a result of it, business people need specialists possessing knowledge of the English language used for writing documents.
Any serious deal should be struck with the help of contracts and agreements. A written form of agreements is a guarantee that different people, for example Buyers and Sellers, will cooperate in accordance with a certain business strategy, and their interests will be taken into consideration by their partners.
A contract makes clear such things as quantity and quality of goods, their prices, delivery terms, order of payment, and other terms. Contract serves to make a business operation smooth and logic. It also proves seriousness of contracting parties and defines their responsibilities before each other. An honest word of a businessman, as well, should be reflected in a contract of a different kind. It is called intentions agreement and is a manifestation of a wish to do business. That is, every step and stage of a business deal should be supported in a legal way, in an official form.
The chosen problem has appeared to be very urgent, because linguistics lacks its precise description. There is a clear-cut between formal and informal styles of English, but there is no strict difference between spoken and written business English. Obviously, businessmen do not communicate with their companions using intricate phrases and bookish words. Still, they are obliged to use some formal clichйs which may sound strange to non-business people, but are essential for conducting business. Anyway, in the research we have been trying to investigate the written part of business procedure, and to analyse texts of contracts considering their specific peculiarities.