METHODOLOGICAL BASIS FOR STUDYING COGNITIVE REGULARITIES OF PROSODIC ORGANIZATION OF CHILDREN’S MANIPULATIVE SPEECH
In the paper on the basis of existing theoretical knowledge, the authors advance the methodological grounds for the interdisciplinary study of self-developing cognitive processes of children’s manipulative speech generation and its prosodic actualization. The authors have chosen the well-known Klymenyuk’s pyramid as the central tool for the procedure of the research methodological substantiation. This pyramid is a model of the individual’s spiritual being, which under the partial control of consciousness occurs in the existential, transcendental and mental spheres of his/her psyche. Due to the algorithmic logic of the paper outline, the authors formed a set of scientific procedures aimed at presenting a qualitative picture of self-developing cognitive acts that take place in the process of generating and actualizing the children’s manipulative speech, as well as at identifying the leading linguistic and extra-linguistic means of its oral materialization. The paper also presents a criterion and a calculation formula for the quantitative assessment of the emotional-and-pragmatic potential level at each bifurcation point that determines typical patterns of phonoconcepts’ self-development of the children’s manipulative speech, characteristic of a child’s pragmatic intentions in definite communicative situations. The stipulations outlined in the paper make it possible to consider the communicative phenomenon of children’s manipulation on at least two scales: a large one that is reflected by the complete attractor structure, and a small one – being analyzed within any partial attractor. It is emphasized that the prospects of using the methodology of the step-by-step analysis of the children’s manipulative speech prosodic organization, outlined in this paper, lies in a comprehensive qualitative and quantitative assessment of the regularities of functioning and redistribution of the phonoconcepts’ emotional-and-pragmatic potential, in particular, and of any known means of communication, in general.