D.M. Khuchbarova, A.G. Sokolova
RUDN University
Issue 39

In the present research work, the authors conducted a linguocultural study of Russian, American and British written forms of business discourse. The written form of business discourse was examined from the perspective of such scientific paradigms as sociolinguistic discourse analysis, pragmalinguistics, content-analyses, cultural linguistics. According to primary theoretical analysis, the authors concluded that modern business discourse is a deterministic institutionalized discourse, verbal behaviour or act, which is commited in accordance with the standards, adopted in the modern business community. They collected samplings in a random order and used different English and Russian dictionaries, phrase-books, as well as varieties of electronic resources. Russian business discourse is characterised by high degree of usage of verbs in passive voice. The degree of usage of passive syntactic constructions varies according to the type of a document. Whereas the usage of such syntactical constructions is necessary in the Russian business discourse, it is not common in the English business discourse and it doesn‟t distinguish an official style. An extensive use of modal verbs is another feature of the English business discourse. The distinctive characteristics also include the usage of gender-neutral expressions and statements in official documents. It should be noted that gender-neutral vocabulary is becoming more popular and widely used in the English business discourse.

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Khuchbarova, D.M. & Sokolova,  A.G. (2020). National specific nature of written form of business discourseIssues of Applied Linguistics, 39, 130-152.

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