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Encyclopedic article: Three discourses of one genre

The genre of Russian-language encyclopedia articles is analyzed in terms of the impact of socio-cultural context and the stylistic system of the language. We compare the three most significant publications in the chronological range from the end of the XIX century to the present. We discuss the circumstances that contributed to the transformation of the purely scientific genre to the scientific reference work.


Bart R. Voyna yazykov [War of languages]. Bart R. Izbrannyje raboty. Semiotika. Poetika [Bart R. Selected Works. Semiotics. Poetics]. Moscow, 1989, pp. 535–540.
Bim-Bad B. M. Encyklopediya, еncyklopedizm, vyscheye obrazovaniye [Encyclopedia, encyclopedic, higher education. Materials of the round table]. Vyscheye obrazovaniye v Rossii [Higher Education in Russia]. 2006, nо. 9, pp. 144–145.
Chotchaeva M. Y. Koncepcyja cheloveka i lichnosti v russkoy mysli XIX veka (The concept of person and personality in Russian thought of the XIX century). Vestnik Adygeiskogo gosudarstvennogo universiteta (Herald of Adygeysky State University). Series 2: Literature and Art Criticism. Iss. 1. 2008. Available at: http://cyberleninka.ru/article/n/kontseptsiya-cheloveka-i-lichnosti-v-ru... (accessed 07 February 2015).
Fuko M. Arheologijа znanijа [The Archaeology of Knowledge]. 1996. 208 p.
Kolesnikova N. I. Ot konspekta k dissertacyi: uchebnoye posobiye [From abstract to the thesis studies: a tutorial]. Moscow, 2003. 288 p.
Kuznetsova N. I. Encyclopedia, encyclopedic, higher education. Materials of the round table [Encyklopediya, еncyklopedizm, vyscheye obrazovaniye]. Vyscheye obrazovaniye v Rossii [Higher Education in Russia]. 2006, nо. 9, pp. 140.
Malchevskaya T. N. Sintaksicheskaya kompressiya kak veduschiy priznak sokraschonno-opisatelnoy raznovidnosti pismennoy nauchnoy rechi [Syntax compression as a leading indication for short-descriptive variety of written scientific speech]. Stil' nauchnoi rechi [Lifestyle scientific speech]. Moscow, 1978, pp. 58–75.
Paducheva E. V. Semanticheskiye issledovaniya: Semantika vremeni i vida v russkom yazyke. Semantika narrativa [Semantic Research: Semantics of time and type in the Russian language. Semantics narrative]. Jazyki russkoi kul'tury [Languages of Russian culture]. Moscow, 1996. 464 p.
Solganik G. Y. Stilistika teksta: uchebnoye posobiye [The style of the text: tutorial]. Moscow, 2000, pp. 91–98.
Valeyeva N. G. Zhanrovo-stilisticheskaya charakteristika nauchnych tekstov [Genre and stylistic characteristics of scientific texts. Introduction to Translation Studies]. Moscow, 2006. 85. p.
Zharkov I. A. Zhanrovaya struktura Encyklopedicheskogo slovarya F.A. Brockgauza – I. A. Efrona, 1890–1907 (Genre structure Encyclopedic Dictionary F. A. Brockhaus – I. A. Efron, 1890–1907. Cand. philol. sci. thesis diss.). Moscow, 2000. Available at: http://www.dissercat.com/content/zhanrovaya-struktura-entsiklopedichesko... (accessed 07 February 2015).
Zimmer M. Renvois of the past, present and future: hyperlinks, discourse networks, and the structuring of knowledge from the encyclopédie to the world wide web. Information Society Project Yale Law School Submitted to ICA Pre-Conference on «The Long History of New Media» Montreal, Canada May 22, 2008. Available at: http://ten.newmediaandsociety. com/drafts/zimmer.pdf (accessed 07 February 2015).

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