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The aim of the article is to find out what kind of text corpora can be used in the studies of
conversation, its structure and functions. The author suggests that the following kinds of older and
newer texts might prove useful: dictionary definitions, treaties on conversations, literary texts concerning
conversation, literary genres based on the model of conversation, metatextual utterances of
literary characters, formulas, proverbs, maxims, collocations and directive-prescriptive texts. She
believes that the data from these sources will allow studying not only modem conversation, but
also the changes and varieties of conversation on various synchronic planes.