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The article is devoted to professional speech of public officials. The author analyses specific social factors, which influence the language of state administration. These are functions of public administration, the necessity to follow а new style of state administration, modern administrative discourse, social and cultural trends as well as the language mode - the factor which influences verbal behavior of public officials. The article deals with the problem of the usage of the Russian language as an official language of the Russian Federation in the field of law and public administration. It is very important for public officials to use literary language norms in official texts, documents, where they use Russian as an official language. The article focuses on certain linguistic difficulties in official documents. Analysis of the usage of literary language in the field of public administration indicates that there are some traditions of public officials corporate language. The author analyses linguistic difficulties in official texts, some of them are not described in special dictionaries. Some recommendations of dictionaries are not applicable for public officials, because they have the contradictions with their real speech practice. The author of the article indicates some political and legal factors, which influence the language of state administration. They are of great importance in situations of choice of linguistic variants in speech practice of public officials. The author suggests the solutions for the problem of contradictions in the recommendations of the academic vocabulary and actual practice of public officials for literary language normalization. The solution of this problem will improve the quality of drafting of official documents.

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Marina Nicolayevna Panova

The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration

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Doctor of Philology, Professor of the Department of Humanitarian Sciences, Business Ethics and Social Responsibility at “The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration”; scientific interests: language personality of public officials, administrative discourse, professional speech of public officials, Russian language as an official language of the Russian Federation

Vernadsky pr., 82, Moscow, Russia, 119571


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