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Functional style and discourse - synonyms, or different worlds?

Publication at Faculty of Social Sciences |


The article explains different contexts and origins of two terms with a similar meaning - discourse and functional style. In current language use both these terms stand for the meaning "a manner or mode of expression", "a way of putting thoughts into words".

In present-day Czech the word diskurs, diskurz lost its terminological meaning and changed in a trendy signal of erudite speech.