• English
  • Русский


The article examines the peculiarities of the oral news genre with special emphasis on meaningful differences from its written form. Apart from the speech pattern, the reported features are determined by the limitations of the addressee’s perception under the conditions of the formal remote communication. It is highlighted that the journalist most often doesn’t know these socalled “pitfalls” or simply is not paying attention to them at the moment of speaking. Each of these “pitfalls” is studied in detail. Some of them are typical to the news genre in general: for instance, almost complete absence of a logical connection between sentences (they act as separate fragments) and misunderstanding of the addressee’s ability to fully perceive the terms, borrowed words and proper names; but they also intensify their negative significance in the oral news genre.


1. Kormilicyna M. A., Sirotinina O. B. Jazyk SMI. 2-ye izd., ster. [Massmedia Language. 2nd ed., stereotype]. Moscow, Flinta, Nauka Publ., 2015. 92 p.

2. Pushkin A. S. Pis’mo k izdatelju [A letter to the editor]. Pushkin A. S. Sobr. soch. [Pushkin A. S. Collected Works : 10 vols.]. Vol. VII. Moscow, Leningrad, Izd-vo AN SSSR Publ., 1942, pp. 435–442.

3. Sirotinina O. B. Principial’nye razlichija ustnoj i pis’mennoj rechi [The fundamental distinction between spoken and written language]. Russkaja ustnaja rech’ : materialy Vseros. nauch. konf. s mezhdunar. uchastiem “II Barannikovskie chtenija. Ustnaja rech’ russkaja dialektnaja i razgovorno-prostorechnaja kul’tura obshhenija” [Russian speaking : Proc. of all-Russ. sci. conf. “II Barannikovskaya reading. Speaking Russian dialect and colloquial vernacuar culture of communication”] Saratov, Amirit Publ., 2016, iss. 2, pp. 94–103.

4. Sirotinina O. B. Russkij jazyk : sistema, uzus i sozdavaemye imi riski [The Russian language : its system, usage and the resulting risks]. Saratov, Izd-vo Sarat. unta, 2013. 116 p.

5. Nikolaeva T. M. O “lingvistike rechi” (v chastnosti, o mezhdometii) [The linguistics of speech (interjection, in particular)]. Voprosy jazykoznanija [The Issues of Linguistics], 2015, no. 4. pp. 7–20 (In Russian).

Full Text (PDF):
(downloads: 239)