Belous E.S. Interactive Documents: Language Features and Document Status


Elena S. Belous

Candidate of Sciences (Philology), Associate Рrofessor, Department of Russian Language, Volgograd State Technical University

Prosp. im. Lenina, 28, 400005 Volgograd, Russia

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Abstract. The research is carried out in line with the current problems of modern document linguistics, related to the study of formation peculiarities, design and functioning of new types of documents. It is shown that currently there is a change in the structure of the document in two directions: the unification of the document form and the creation of documents without a clear structure. The concept of "interactive document" is introduced. It refers to a form of hypertext representation, a special material structure (code, program, existing in an electronic environment) created by a person to store and transmit information in space and time, adapted for reading the text (as a logical or associative sequence of speech or non-speech signs). The types of interactive documents (business portal, business website, paper work automation and electronic document management program) are identified. The specifics of the material carrier and the information component of the interactive document are characterized. It is shown that non-rigid structure is characteristic of interactive documents. It is established that information in interactive documents is transmitted through verbal and nonverbal components. The terminological richness of the verbal component of an interactive document and the tendency to move from official to less formal communication in an electronic environment, regardless of the business situation, are revealed. The classification of nonverbal features is developed. It is stated that they are more diverse in comparison with traditional hard copies.

Key words: Russian language, business communication, document, interactive document, hypertext, verbal component of the document text, non-verbal component of the document text.

Citation. Belous E.S. Interactive Documents: Language Features and Document Status. Vestnik Volgogradskogo gosudarstvennogo universiteta. Seriya 2. Yazykoznanie [Science Journal of Volgograd State University. Linguistics], 2021, vol. 20, no. 1, pp. 168-180. (in Russian). DOI:

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