Application of Speech Activity Theories to the Process of Teaching Humanities

  • Margarita V.  TsygulevaEmail author
  • Helena V.  Tsoupikova
  • Maria A. Fedorova
  • Irina N.  Efimenko
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 907)


The article presents significant achievements of the Russian science in speech activity (Harris and Chomsky’s transformation and generative model, Vygotsky’s dynamic speech activity model, Chomsky and Miller’s stochastic model of speech activity, Osgood’s theory of speech production levels, Zhinkin’s universal subject code model of speech production, etc.). The aim of the article is to propose methodical application of the described mechanisms for the process of speech production. The paper reveals advantages of scientific research and represents methodical solutions that provide for successful development of students’ speech and communicative, linguistic and language competences as well as their self-reflective skills. The authors conclude that it can be done if students choose associates to the words, for example, reaction tasks; build sentences with associative word pairs; build texts on the basis of an associative word chain; combine any two specific words with the help of an associative bond and describe a mechanism of associative transfers; organize logical and semantic text content in the form of supporting schemes being analogues of universal subject codes (USC); decompresssupporting schemes into a great number of text variants; produce and control their own intellectual operations; make a prognosis of communication and compare this prognosis with particular communicative conditions, etc.


Speech activity Inner speech Universal subject code Competence Speech variation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Omsk State Automobile and Highway UniversityOmskRussian Federation
  2. 2.Omsk State Technical UniversityOmskRussian Federation

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