THE STUDY OF WRITTEN FORMS OF THE STYLE OF OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS IN THE FRENCH LANGUAGE
This paper considers the features of the official style of speech subgenres. It is noted that the style of official documents is represented by three major subgenres: diplomatic, documentary and business letter. The scope of these subgenres is in the center of the study as well as their linguistic manifestations. The study revealed characteristics common to all sub-genres of the language of business communication, among which are stability, tradition, isolation, and standardization. However, each of these subgenres has some specific features. Diplomatic subgenre, for example, is characterized by the use of high, solemn language. The documentary subgenre requires more denotative accuracy. The business letter subgenre is characterized by a distinct communicative orientation.