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Speech Genres

ISSN 2311-0759 (Online)
ISSN 2311-0740 (Print)

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Alpatov V. M. Reformatskiy and Bakhtin on Speech Genres. Speech Genres, 2018, no. 1(17), pp. 21-24. DOI: 10.18500/2311-0740-2018-1-17-21-24

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Reformatskiy and Bakhtin on Speech Genres

Alpatov Vladimir Mikhailovich, Institute of Linguistics, Russian Academy of Sciences

The M. M. Bakhtin’s work on speech genres is wellknown. However this problem was examined by other outstanding Russian scholar A. A. Reformatskiy in his book «Technical editing of a book. Theory and method of work» published in 1933 (Bakhtin’s work was written twenty years later). Unlike Bakhtin Reformatskiy studied only a part of genres – genres of books – but his classification was more detailed and fixed main features of different genres depending on the aims of their publication.

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