Izvestiya of Saratov University.
ISSN 1817-7115 (Print)
ISSN 2541-898X (Online)

hierarchical function of a capital letter

Competition Between Capital and Lower-case Letters in the Modern Russian Language

The article is dedicated to the modern problems of the use of a capital letter in compound names of authorities, the state documents and positions. The main reasons for the developed diarchy in the spelling rules are revealed in the article. The use of a capital letter as the instrument of creating a hierarchy is also considered. The samples from newspaper texts and specialized legal reference books are offered as illustrations.