Religious Uzbek Language and Conditions of its Development in Modern Society
Language is a phenomenon which can be studied from multidisciplinary viewpoints. As it is interconnected with the disciplines as philosophy, psychology, neurology, sociology, culture, cognition, pedagogy, ethnography and other sciences. In addition, it can be investigated in connection with various phenomena such as society, thought, culture, education, art and religion. This particular article deals with the interconnection of language with religion and reveals specific features of religious language in the example of Uzbek language. The aim of the study is to reveal the structural and semantic peculiarities of religious language in the example of Uzbek language. In order to reach the goal of the research, the following tasks were set: a) review of related literature; b) analysis of the impact of social factors on language development, particularly religious language; c) analysis of structural and semantic peculiarities of the lexicon of Uzbek religious language. To carry out the research, the following methods such as linguistic description, sociolinguistic analysis, componential analysis were used. The results of the research showed that religious vocabulary system of the Uzbek language can be characterized as follows: from a structural viewpoint, religious lexemes consist of words and word combinations; from a semantic perspective, religious lexicon can be subdivided into some semantic groups such as words of knowledge, usage of everyday things, special ceremonies, beliefs, and worship.
uzbek language, lexicon, psychology, development of language.