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Orlova N. V. Encyclopedic article: Three discourses of one genre. Speech Genres, 2015, no. 2(12), pp. 63-71. DOI: 10.18500/2311-0740-2015-2-12-63-71

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Encyclopedic article: Three discourses of one genre

Orlova Natalya Vasilievna, Dostoevsky Omsk State University

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.

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