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The article is devoted to the elaboration of the problem of oral

narrative in ontogenesis which has already been singled out by the

foreign linguists as a separate area of speech development. On the

basis of analysis of works by foreign researchers carried out within

the cognitive approach of modern science and the obtained facts

pointing to the importance of the child’s mastering of mental

component of activity situation «goal – action – outcome», as

well as the conceptual representation of oral history as a specific

form of discourse, the researcher offers a hypothesis about a

psycholinguistic mechanism of development of oral narrative in


Key words: storytelling, story concept, goal-based stories, mental

component of activity situation «goal – action – outcome»,

attainment of the goal

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N. M. Yurieva

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