The article deals with the analysis for the use's instruction as a speech genre in the chronological perspective since the 60's in the twentieth century until the beginning of the twenty first century. The authoress presents a brief outline history of the instruction's formation in a written form and the transformation of the genre model, with a special emphasis on: the structural level (composition, shape and segmentation of the text), the cognitive level (the way of presenting specific technical information), the pragmatic level (the dominant intentions, the sender's attitude), and stylistic one (text schematisms, formula, assecuration). The instruction for use in the chronological prospect characterizes dynamism of change. Integrating in their own structure of other patterns (an advice, a cooking recipe, an advertisement), they took over a book form. Despite of recommendation of European Union's directive concerning its preparation, it is still realizing variants of genre model: alternation and adaption models. That makes us classify it as a separate genre evolving in accordance with the culture's development rhythm.
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