Secondary Linguocultural Consciousness in the “Instaworld”: Modern Teenager’s World Outlook Forming by Means of the “Picture Creative Thinking” Technology

N. L. Tchulkina, O.V. Garbar


The aim of this research is to investigate the shift to audiovisual thinking method, by the example of “Instagram” usage, as well as explanation of this thinking type’s naturalness and productivity in the process of information perceiving. It is important to understand, how secondary linguocultural consciousness of modern teenagers from all over the world is formed by means of this popular social network. The answers of the experiment’s participants (schoolchildren) let us affirm the theory of Instagram an obvious advantages in “secondary language consciousness” development. The so-called “alliance” of a picture and a text message makes a creolized text, which is the basis of modern youth language and thinking formation. Analysis, comparison, linguocultural method, generalization, analogy, deduction and mainly induction (making the basis of the experiment, realized in the question-answer form) were used as the research methods in the article. The described experiment proves the idea that foreign language and culture acquisition is possible through Instagram creolized text perception. Due to the visual data prevalence and minimum text messages, information is acquired easier and leads to the teenagers’ “secondary language consciousness” formation. Taking into account all mentioned results and ideas, we can make a conclusion that“picture creative thinking” allows young people to achieve the object in view, being widely used in schoolbooks, as well as constituting an integral part of creolized communication in the informational-entertaining social network Instagram: both studying and leisure in the modern world appeal to the natural processes in the human brain – the tendency towards radiant thinking.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2016.v7n1p449

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