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The article analyses metalinguistic contexts functions. The analysis is based on contempo-rary detective novels domestic authors. Two functional variations of metalinguistic contexts are discussed: communicative reflexives, which provide intellectual comfort for a common reader, and conceptual reflexives, which serve as a means of expression of author’s worldview judgments. Differences in the semantic structure of communicative reflexives, which contain a well - defined set of components, and conceptual reflexives, which are more complex and have a very diverse component compound are also described. Correlation between linguistic status of an object of reflection and the structure of its metalinguistic de-scription, objectified in regularly used for metalinguistic characterization, is identified. Various forms of actualization of metalinguistic contexts, which are considered evidence of social and communicative orienta-tion of mass literature authors on readers of different cultural and linguistic competence, are also analyzed in the article.

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Anna V Batulina

The Novgorod State University named after Yaroslav the Wise

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Anna V. Batulina, Candidate of philological science, associate professor of the Chair Russian language GOU VPO NovSU named after Yaroslav the Wise; Interests: metalinguistic context, metalinguistic commentary, reflection, communicative reflexive, conceptual reflexive, mass literature

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