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


On the problem of integral description of speech genres

The article formulates the subject and tasks of the future speech-genre discipline – the integral description of speech genres – which, in the author’s opinion, claims to be central to the general theory of speech genres.

Text transformation under the influence of the genre system of communicative internet space social media services (based on english-language political sites)

The article addresses the problems of computer-mediated communication and convergent characteristics of Internet contributing to genres 2.0 system formation and development, which has essentially transformed the basic notion of the text. The notion of political media text is specified within new media context, main characteristics of media texts are defined and an attemp of media texts typology building as well as linguistic analysis on their lexical, morphological and syntactical levels is made.


The purpose of the article is to substantiate the thesis about the implicit typological connection of three fiction-writing modes (drama, epic and lyric poetry) with the basic kinds of communicative strategies (informative, phatic and “autocommunicative”). Epic, lyric poetry and drama are viewed as three substantial modes (or vectors) of verbal and non-verbal statements. The concept of “speech genres” covers a subordinate to it concept of “fiction-writing modes”.

Genres of Written Discourse of the Executive Branch

The article presents a description of the genre system of the executive written discourse. The paper considers viewpoints of specialists in genre studies on the criteria for classifying genres. It presents speech genres typologies on the inter- and extra-linguistic bases according to: communicative intention, type of activity, specificity of the audience, etc. Through the analyses of various conceptions, the author comes to the conclusion that a complete modeling of a genre system is possible only if a number of factors is considered.