The Tonality o f the Colloquial Text: Three Methods o f Description
The article is methodological in character. The author admits the possibility o f analys
ing the text of conversational dialogical productions and offers to use the over-all descrip- .
tion o f text categories. The category o f the musical key makes it possible to show the
combination o f the description o f the field (which allows one to pick out the functio-
stylistical nucleus o f the category), o f speech-action (which determines the composition of
the tactics and strategies o f typical speech) and o f genre (this category is examined as one
of the parameters o f the categorial frame of genre).