Multilingualism as a Sociocultural Phenomenon

The article deals with sociocultural context of multilinguism. The various aspects of this phenomenon functioning are presented from the point of view of many investigation paradigms. It is stressed, that multilinguism is reflected in global social reality discourses. In this connection, the main function of multilinguism is to provide effective social communication in polycultural world.

Language Construction of Global Social Reality

Global ambivalence causes a lot of sociocultural conflicts, reflecting washing out and loss of ethno-cultural identities, particularly in the language. Socio-cultural global discourse actualizes the phenomenon of communication pragmatism as the usage of mother, regional and global languages, depending on communication goal and human activities spheres. Multilinguism guaranties the preservation of ethno-cultural local identities. The State must ensure the free use of the mother language.