О понятии «лингвокультурный конфликт» в контексте общей и лингвистической конфликтологии
The article deals with the concept of ‘linguacultural conflict’ seen in the context of language and culture contact research as the negative attitude to or the rejection of a foreign linguistic unit caused by differences and contradictions in the underpinning systems of ideas, norms and values in contacting linguacultures. The term ‘linguacultural conflict’ is specified in its juxtaposition with the other terms used in conflict linguistics, namely, ‘language conflict’ and ‘cultural (cross-cultural, intercultural) conflict’. It is argued that a more in-depth analysis of various aspects of linguacultural conflict can be conducted with the help of the approaches developed in general conflict studies, which have recently acquired the status of an independent area of humanitarian research. The article suggests that the notions of ‘language conflict’, ‘cultural conflict’ and ‘linguacultural conflict’ can be additionally distinguished on the basis of their correlation with the notions of ‘intergroup conflict’, ‘interpersonal conflict’ and ‘intrapersonal conflict’ respectively. Further elaboration of this concept in the future may involve the analysis of its structural components, basic features, markers and indicators, ways of management and resolution, etc. ‘Linguacultural conflict’ can potentially become one of the key concepts of linguacultural studies, a relatively new independent branch of linguistics which is still developing a system of its own concepts and terms. Besides, conflict linguistics, which so far has been largely ignored by conflict research, can contribute to the general theory of conflict.