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

Исследования отдельных жанров

The language image of the elderly person in the light of evaluating speech genres

Modern linguistic anthropology is characterized by the integration of methods and means of the research reflected in the language of knowledge about the world and the person. It uses instrumental opportunities of the genre theory for semantic modelling of the language image of the person. The substantiation of the research of the language image of the person in the speech genre aspect is given in the article. Meanings, represented by language units of different levels, are focused in the speech genre.

Administrative announcement as a speech genre

This article is devoted to studying the administrative announcement as a speech genre in Russian language. Administrative announcement is considered as an complex informative and imperative speech genre of natural and official written language, which register changes in communication and culture. Administrative announcement as an administrative and regulating sort of text completes an important role in social interaction regulating.

Letters of recantation as a specific feature of soviet discourse (based on readers’ letters to “Pravda” and “Izvestija” newspapers in 1920ths)

In the present article, I analyze one subtype of readers’ letters, published in Soviet newspapers in 1920ths, namely, letters of recantation. By this term I mean letters where the author announces his or her resignation from a non-Bolshevist political party. The linguistic analysis of letters of recantation which is proposed in the article allows me to trace some important properties of the Soviet discourse which was only beginning to form in the period under analysis.

Reasonings in speech genre of life-talk: combination of acusmatics and literary culture

The article deals with the functioning of maxims in colloquial discourse, their considerable number, peculiarities of the essence and form, i.e. thematic preferences and aesthetic means of maxims (metaphors, personification). The author puts emphasis on the impact of fiction works on colloquial discourse reflected in some models of maxims in a form of reasoning.

Two strategies of verbal behavior: debate and joint search for consent

Speech genre of joint search for consent helps to overcome dangerous risks of heated debates, often leading to hostile confrontation and alienation. Joint search for consent is a freely uniting people need to develop constructive principles of relations. The first condition of given communicative task is a warning arrangement to the other party and certain efforts on him/herself, linked with possible concessions of search initiatives to another party.

Blasphemy as a speech genre

At present the problem of genristics attracts attention of a considerable number of philologists. Among other things, a separate problem arises, that of widening or narrowing of the notion of genre as a concept. The author considers it advisable to include blasphemy in the wider field of a genre, as blasphemy presumes an intention to declare the atheist stand of the speaker and, simultaneously, to discredit the position of the opponent.

Rumors in the paradigm of linguistic genristics

The present article provides a comprehensive analysis of rumors as an informative genre transmitting unauthorized news. The goal of this genre is mass distribution of initially oral current news, the authorship and reliability (veracity) of which are uncertain and for which no one is liable.

The speech genre of a scientific review: A view at the assessment as-sertiveness

Assessment is a compulsory semantic component of the speech genre of a scientific review. The evaluative nature of the scientific review along with its dependence on norms of science-based ethics determines the significance of such category as assertiveness for the speech genre.

Encyclopedic article: Three discourses of one genre

The genre of Russian-language encyclopedia articles is analyzed in terms of the impact of socio-cultural context and the stylistic system of the language. We compare the three most significant publications in the chronological range from the end of the XIX century to the present. We discuss the circumstances that contributed to the transformation of the purely scientific genre to the scientific reference work.

Functions of Consent and Disagreement in Friendly Chat (Psikhologo-Linguistic Notes)

In article functions of consent and disagreement in natural easy communication are considered. In the center of attention of the author question: whether always the consent of the interlocutor with speaking is expected whether always it contains positive effect, and disagreement – negative? Material which is given by the author of article mainly within a consolation genre, shows that quite often consent has a minus sign, and disagreement – plus. Also some general features of consent and disagreement and also silence role in their expression are considered.