Danubius International Conferences, 7th International Conference The Danube - Axis of European Identity

Naming of Orthodox Churches and Monasteries of the Lower Danube Region in the English Cross-Cultural Communication

Tetyana Shyliaeva
Last modified: 2017-05-29


It can be observed nowadays that English is increasingly acting as a secondary means of national and cultural expression in different regions of the world.   However, in connection with this there arises a problem of conveying the identity of some local culture through the means of the English language. Modern period can be called a period of globalization. As it is characterized by V.Kabakchi, globalization is now accompanied by “globanglization”, which makes it necessary for all non-English nations to use English in order to promote their cultures. Globalization made it essential for all nations, including Ukraine, to master international, therefore cross-cultural communication and to use Foreign-Culture-Oriented English. The article is devoted to the problem of rendering names of Orthodox churches and monasteries of the Lower Danube region in English cross-cultural communication.