Education 2.0: Psycholinguistic Analysis

Keywords: education 2.0, psycholinguistics 2.0, social web, Internet technologies, free associative experiment.


Introduction. The article presents the results of the investigation of the impact of new information and communication technologies, namely Internet technologies of the social web, on the linguistic consciousness in the learning environment. The term covers a certain concept of the Global Web development, when the main functional task of a web service is aimed at maintaining interaction between network users.

The method of a free and directional associative experiment was chosen as main research technique. It allows most accurately identifying the meaning of the word, seeing what is behind this word in the linguistic consciousness of a person. Associative series were identified for a number of concepts – the most popular social web services and Internet technologies (Internet, Instagram, social media, communication, Twitter, Telegram, WhatsApp, Youtube, Pinterest, Google, selfie).

Results. The associative experiment showed that information, communicative and functional components of the Global net are actualized in the linguistic consciousness of the participants of the educational process most of all. Almost all social media services have both positive and negative connotations. The educational component of social media has been marked little, if at all, in the linguistic consciousness of the recipients which indirectly indicates that their use in the educational process has not become an institutional practice yet.

Conclusions. The results of the research will contribute to the development of a new direction in modern linguistics – psycholinguistics 2.0 which studies psychological and linguistic aspects of human speech in social media, social and psychological aspects of using language in speech communication using web 2.0 platforms and services, and in individual verbal and thinking activity. The study is characterized by an interdisciplinary nature, being at the interface of psycholinguistics 2.0 and education 2.0, which contributes to a better understanding of the polyparadigmatic way of the development of humanitarian knowledge under the influence of technologies in general.


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Goroshko, O., & Poliakova, T. (2019). Education 2.0: Psycholinguistic Analysis. PSYCHOLINGUISTICS, 26(2), 27-45.