Classification of text functions by K. Brinker
In his approach K.Brinker makes use of classification ofand allocates the following basic functions of the :
1) informative (Informationsfunktion);
2) appellative (Apellfunklion);
3) (acceptance of duties) (Obligationsfunktion);
4) function of contact (Kontaktfunktion);
As we may see, K.Brinker doesn’t use the terms ‘’ and ‘ ’, preferring to more homogeneous names (accordingly informative and contact functions). K.Brinker claims that his aim was to emphasize the peculiarities of communicative contact between the author of the and the recipient, peculiarities that find their expression in the .