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Interaction of cultural and language competencies in the development of non-native speech skills in educational discourse

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The article is aimed at analyzing the cognitive aspect of educational discourse, viz. the effect of cultural competence on linguistic competence in the process ofspeech generation. The author considers the problem of transmitting knowledge about the world by means of language from generation to generation in the mental and linguistic ontogenesis. In contrast to the prevailing opinion, the author proves that language itself does not contain information accumulated within linguoculture, but only facilitates the transfer of cultural information that is not derived from language. It is drawn from other sources: innate cognitive programs, patterns of behavior, reactions to external stimuli, mental strategies; directly from the surrounding extralinguistic reality through senses etc. The author also describes the means and methods of fixing cultural knowledge in language structure. The research is based on English and Russian language material.

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E. V. Savitskaya
Samara State Social and Pedagogical University
Russian Federation


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Savitskaya E.V. Interaction of cultural and language competencies in the development of non-native speech skills in educational discourse. Professional Discourse & Communication. 2020;2(1):59-71. (In Russ.)

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