Proceedings of the International Scientific Conference “Digitalization of Education: History, Trends and Prospects” (DETP 2020)

“Russian Associative Dictionary” as a Source of Information About Metalanguage Consciousness in Verbal Memory of Speakers

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N.I. Konovalova
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N.I. Konovalova
Available Online 13 May 2020.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200509.072How to use a DOI?
Keywords
“metalanguage knowledge”, “language ability”, “psycholinguistics”, “ association-online”
Abstract
The article is devoted to the study of mental lexicon of an “average” native Russian speaker. Special attention is paid to ways of organizing (fixing, storing and reproducing) metalanguage knowledge. As a working definition, metalanguage knowledge is understood as a set of user’s ideas about the system and structure of the language, its functions, development, including dynamics of the norm and its communicative expediency in different communicative situations. The subject of the research within this approach is the associative-verbal network (ABC), which records both features of ‘speaker’s verbal memory and rules of operating with metalanguage knowledge. Introduction of digital technologies in educational and scientific process has expanded possibilities of working with large data bodies, including experimentally obtained indications of speakers ‘ language consciousness. The article uses materials presented in traditional version of the “Russian associative dictionary” and in online services WordAssociation.Ru, onlineslovo.ru, thesaurus.ru, it-claim.ru, wordassociation.net. The analysis of two types of associative fields (with metalanguage stimulus and metalanguage reactions) allowed to identify the most standardized speech-thinking actions and typical strategies for memorizing metalanguage material, which further ensure its use not only in educational situations, but also in spontaneous speech activity if necessary. Research hypothesis: the ABC of an “average user” reflects, to some extent, facts of metalanguage reflection and language (speech) automatism, which is inevitable when using various types of mnemonics in the learning process. In this case, we can assume that the ABC analysis reveals a way to” package “ metalanguage knowledge, and nuclear-peripheral status of tcorresponding reactions should correlate with stereotypical (typical) or non-standard (original) strategies for cognitive processing of information. Using digital technologies in processing associative fields opens up wide opportunities for developing new tools for teaching Russian (first and / or second), taking into account the identified cognitive parameters of mastering educational information.
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