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


Speech genre “reminder” in contemporary mass literature

This article is devoted to the secondary speech genre “reminder”, which is widely used in contemporary mass literature. This genre reflects the author’s orientation on the limited store of knowledge of a potential reader. In a dialogue with the reader, the authors of mass literature try to create a feeling of intellectual comfort. The status of a cultured person is correlated with the ability, at least superficially, to navigate the world of classic literature.

On the proof of the concept of 'figurative genre' (for example tsenton)

The historical origins of cento and its correlation with adjacent phenomenonа are examined. The code of rules of production of cento as a compilative genre is arranged. The conditions of its success are analysed. The question of the relationship of cento to verse and prosaic forms of speech is scrutinized.

“” vs. “Wikipedia” = “informally” vs. “formally”?

In the article two fundamentally different varieties of well-known in the modern Russian-language Internet genre of anonymous collective encyclopedia – Russian Wikipedia and – have been discussed. Originally created as a carnival, a postmodern parody of Wikipedia, develops some new traits, such as judgmental subjectivity, arising from the desire of authors to demonstrate not only their creativity, but also sincerity, courage and freedom. But the main feature of, according to the author, appears to be informality.

From the mastery of a speech genre researcher to discoveries in text linguistics (Book Review: Turaeva Z. Ya. From the writer's mastery to the reader's discoveries: In search of the essence of the text. Moscow: LENAND, 2016. 144 p.)

This review presents a new book on the fundamental categories of «text» and «culture» as they emerge among the research priorities of humanities and linguistics in the beginning of the 21st century. Authored by Z. Ya. Turaeva, this book discusses a wide scope of problems that were in the focus of linguistic research at the turn of the millennium. These problems range from text models to linguistic demagogy and linguistics of lies. from the text addressee and ethno-psychological features of addressing the text to intertextuality.

The speech genre of chreia: Historical background and typology

The paper explores various types of chreia (declarative, responsive, scholastic , etc.) as a didactic genre. These various types include those that are still unresearched in the Russian linguistic literature, e.g., e.g., chriod, ethology, double chreia, and others This language phenomenon is analyzed and systematized and its correlation with a system of adjacent categories is specified. Chreia is juxtaposed to a) enres, such as gnome, parable, fable, and proverb. b) figures of speech, primarily to description and allegory.

Intertextual aspect of speech genres

This article discusses intertextuality, a critical but still an under-researched aspect of speech genres (SG). We focus on the intertextual content of Michael Bakhtin’s concept of the SG which he viewed as the «word of the other». The concept of a secondary genre (in terms of the diachronic nature of the SG) is shown as essential and several classifications of secondary SGs based on intertextuality are proposed.