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


“It is evident that …”: Boosting as a strategy employed to express author’s commitment to the truth of a proposition (a corpus-based analysis of research article abstracts)

The article analyzes linguistic means used for boosting which is considered a crucial metadiscourse strategy regularly employed in the genre of research article abstracts. The study aims at identifying the types of booster and the frequency of occurrence of boosting markers in Russian-language research article abstracts in the field of soft and hard sciences. The study makes an attempt to reveal differences in the use of these metadiscourse patterns and suggest reasons for the uneven distribution of boosters in the two corpora.

Motivational speech: Specifics of the speech genre functioning

The study aims to describe the speech genre of “motivational speech” in English-speaking motivational discourse. The relevance and scientific novelty of the research are determined by the need to construct the definition of motivational discourse, to clarify its discursive intention and strategy, and to study and describe its genre specificity.

Genre quantification: The functioning of “brief” and “short” in the position of definitions of genre names

The relevance of the study of the quantitative dimension of genres, in particular genres of small format and short implementations of genres in general, has increased due to the need to “compress” information of various types in modern communications, insufficient knowledge of the patterns of functioning of short and abbreviated texts/discourses, attention to the quantitative aspects of speech in terms of their value.

The genre of prayer in the diary discourse of Leo Tolstoy

The article is aimed to consider the genre of prayer presented in the diaries of Leo Tolstoy. An analysis of the entries reveals that over the course of his life Tolstoy recorded several dozen prayers he made up. The article examines recorded appeals to God in syntactic, semantic and pragmatic terms. The research uses methods of description, conceptual and pragmatic analysis. The study reveals that Tolstoy violates the accepted canons, modelling an individual appeal to God.

Genre determination of grammatical expression of textual chronotope in regional documents of the 18th century

The article reveals several current issues of documental linguistics and genre theory – grammatical means of expressing/actualizing textual chronotope in the 18th cent. official documents from the Archive Fund  of the Mikhailovsky Stanichny ataman of the State Archive of the Volgograd Region, which are described with the procedure of genre related analysis.

The text of the certificate of honour as a genre of writing

The article proves that the text of the certificate of honor is a genre of official business style written discourse. The relevance of the work is connected, on the one hand, with the duration of the existence and high occurencence of this genre in the system of written communication, on the other hand, with the lack of special works related to its description. The purpose of the article is to identify and describe the genre features and linguistic features of the texts of certificates of honor.

Genres of speech from the point of view of the translation theory (based on legal discourse)

Abstract. The aim of this study is to consider the theoretical and pragmatic aspects of legal translation developed by linguists and practicing translators in relation to legal discourse. The relevance of the article is due to the existing approaches to legal translation in linguistic theory, as well as to the provisions of the modern general theory of translation, terminological studies and the theory of intercultural communication.

COVID-19 discourse as a specific type of discourse in the structure of the university Internet portal (based on the Russian and German materials)

The article presents the analysis of linguistic and cultural features of COVID-19 discourse. The current research is an attempt to identify the discourse-forming features of the given discourse as well as to analyze the empirical material focusing on its genre and language features. The analysis is based upon general scientific methods, with the use of interpretive methodology and contextual analysis.

Unrestricted remark as a genre of parliamentary speech (based on Russian parliamentary discourse of the early XX century)

The article deals with the remark as a special genre of Russian parliamentary speech. The author analyses various approaches to parliamentary genres. Parliamentary discourse is viewed as institutional, having a dynamic genre structure. The research studies the institutional restrictions imposed on statements in the form of a remark. There is a conclusion about the role of procedural regulation in the formation of a system of discourse genres and the possibility to distinguish unregulated and regulated remarks.

Genre and discourse conditionality of concept meaning (on the example of the concept ‘youth’)

The article deals with variational nature of concepts on the example of the concept ‘youth’. The authors show that concepts as knowledge storage structures are modified under the influence of communicative usage and discourse preferences peculiar to different spheres of communication and genre forms. The analysis is based on the contexts selected from the National Corpus of the Russian Language with the differentiation of texts by types (functional spheres) and genre varieties.