Communicative Competence as the Basis of the Digital Age Metaliteracy



This study aims to clarify the methodological status of metaliteracy and define the role of communicative competence in the structure of metaliteracy. It is stated that metaliteracy is to be regarded as the complex cognitive-communicative information competence. Metacompetence is defined as the person’s ability and readiness for judgment, reasoning, meaning construction and decision-making in learning and communication on the basis of critical selection, processing and evaluation of information. Contribution of linguistic, sociolinguistic and pragmatic competences to information processing ability is analyzed. It is concluded that information processing is communicatively mediated. The didactic value of metacognitive awareness in information processing is highlighted.

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Keywords: cognition and information processing, meaning construction in information perception, linguistic competence, sociolinguistic competence, pragmatic competence, metacognitive awareness

Journal rubric: Linguodidactics and Innovations.Psychological Basis of Learning Languages and Cultures.

Article type: scientific article


For citation: Ustinova T.V. Communicative Competence as the Basis of the Digital Age Metaliteracy [Elektronnyi resurs]. Âzyk i tekst = Language and Text, 2020. Vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 71–80. DOI: 10.17759/langt.2020070208. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Tatiana V. Ustinova, Doctor of Philology, Professor, Chair of the English Language, Omsk State Pedagogical University, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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