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Abstract: The article compares two speech genres — explanation and definition — in order to prove that both these genre, despite the difference in content and intention, are formed by one type of text — explanation. In each of these genres explanatory text has specific structural and semantic organization, but within the framework of the same functional-semantic type of speech.
Key words: EXPLANATION, DEFINITION, SPEECH GENRE, TEXT TYPE, COMMUNICATIVE TASK, INTENTION, COMPOSITIONAL STRUCTURE, ADDRESSEE, ADDRESSER, META-LANGUAGE

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Shkurina, N. V. Explanation and Definition: Specifics of Textual Organization / N. V. Shkurina // Philological Class. – 2014. – №4 (38). – P. 50 - 53.