Interlinguocultural Approach from the Position of Contact Variantology

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Many scholars tend nowadays to agree with the statement that English language is diversified because of globalization and that it is represented by a number of varieties. In this connection, the problem of interactions between various languages and cultures is widely discussed today. This is reflected by the fact that there are a lot of newly introduced approaches in linguistics, for example, interlingaculturology and variantology. In order to compare these two approaches the author of this article tried to regard some of the processes that take place when these approaches are used and to give the explanation that is provided by these approaches to clarify the processes. Material for the research is majorly taken from the work by L.N. Tolstoy “War and Peace” in English translation. The result of the research showed that there is a contradiction between the two approaches. The author suggests a new communication model that allows to clearly see the point of contradiction. Moreover, there is a new understanding of what variety is presented in the article. Also, it is suggested by the author to look at the variantology approach from the position of synergetics, which is a rather unique twist is this discipline.


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Anna Vladislavovna Semenova

Lomonosov Moscow State University

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Email: annavonemes@gmail.com
1, Leninskie Gory, Moscow, 119991, Russian Federation

Post-Graduate Student of the Faculty of Foreign Languages and Regional Studies

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