2017. № 3 (13), 53-58

V. V. Vinogradov Russian Language Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences


XXI century — era of globalization. In various countries consistently pursues a policy of indirect influence, which is part of cultural globalization. The author addresses the problem of preservation and development of the national language.

The process of globalization throughout the world creates, through political pressure, economic conditions and ideology, the factors of the destruction of languages and national culture. The following phenomena can be attributed to such factors: violation of historically established ethical rules of communication, destruction of the dialogue basis of language, non-observance of linguistic norms, denial of prestige of high level of language competence, change of pragmatics of communication, introduction of Englishspeaking elements into speech practice.

Globalizers seek to destroy the common space of cultural communicative interaction in Russia and spread the thesis that there is no commonly used literary language and functional styles, and the existence of regional variants of the Russian language.

Agents of globalization also destroy the science of language: they ignore or criticize the achievements of the national linguistics recognized all over the world, ignore the high level of theoretical developments of the 20th century in the field of methodology for studying the language system and the semantic organization of speech, and deliberately neglect the names of Russian scientists. Globalizers limit the tasks of Russian philology by registering verbal facts lying on the surface and compiling descriptive type dictionaries.

The author believes that a consistent state language policy is needed that promotes the natural development of the national language, as well as the promotion of linguistic knowledge and the culture of speech.