Dmitrieva Ol'ga Aleksandrovna, Mironova Oksana Sergeevna Volgograd State Socio-Pedagogical University
Abstract. The article examines the question of approaches to studying an urban sign and a possible typology of classification of urban signs, presenting by themselves a special type of text. In this connection both linguistic and also extralinguistic peculiarities of constructing an urban sign are studied. Structural, content and functional characteristics of urban signs act as a core criteria. The author substantiates the emphasized criteria for constructing the classification by the frequency of enumerated features, and also their close interconnection.