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Register and Genre
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The terms “register” and “genre” both refer to types of text or text classes and aim at capturing variation in style (in the most general meaning of the term). They are both motivated by the situation-conditioned organization of linguistic features that are used intentionally in a text to fulfill some communicative functions or goals. While genre is usually associated with “extratex…

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Cvrček, Václav, “Register and Genre”, in: Encyclopedia of Slavic Languages and Linguistics Online, Editor-in-Chief: Marc L. Greenberg, General Editor: Lenore A. Grenoble. Consulted online on 29 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-6229_ESLO_COM_036280>
First published online: 2020



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