Contradictions of International Communication in the Era of Globalization: Obstacles or Driving Forces?

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Contradictions are supposed to be the basis of human development process. The paper deals with the contradictions and paradoxes in a most important sphere of human activity: international communication. Different kinds of contradictions are to be discussed: general ones shared internationally, i.e. concerning every nation, language and culture as well as those which are specific to present-day Russia.

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Svetlana G Ter-Minasova

Moscow State University

Faculty of Foreign Languages and Area Studies


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