Samohina V. O., Shpak O. V. The communicative category “contact” as the cognitive basis underlying the production of initiative and closing utterances
Keywords:communicative category, contact, initiative/closing utterances, dialogical discourse, mental structure, value component.
Тhe article is focused on the study of the communicative category CONTACT as the mental basis underlying
the production of initiative/closing utterances in different types of modern dialogical discourse. The content of the
communicative category CONTACT is presented as a set of stereotypes and rules concerning
establishing/breaking contact. This mental structure is studied as for its value component.