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The peculiarities of virtual professional communication: The stylistic domain of professional sociolects

T.V. Vasilyeva, O.A. Uskova
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Vasilyeva Tatiana V.,

Doctor of Science (Pedagogics)

Associate professor

Head of Foreign Languages Department

Moscow State University of Technology “STANKIN”;

Professor of Interdisciplinary Department

National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University


Uskova Olga A.,

Doctor of Science (Linguistics)

Associate professor

Professor of Russian as a Foreign Language Department

Moscow State University of Linguistics



The paper considers the stylistic domains of sociolects characteristic of two virtual communities — the engineering and the business one. The samples of professional communication on engineering and business forums provided in the paper show that the discourse of virtual professional communities is set by the colloquial vector and built after the speech patterns and oral speech genres similar to the ones of the actual language reality. The conclusion states the formation of proper linguistic phenomena referred to as professional sociolects on the basis of metalanguages in virtual environment.

Key words: metalanguage, sociolect, stylistic domain, business community, engineering community.



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