Межъязыковые лакуны как феномен межкультурной коммуникации

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Байсенбаева, И., & Менлимуратова, Е. (2023). Межъязыковые лакуны как феномен межкультурной коммуникации. Ренессанс в парадигме новаций образования и технологий в XXI веке, 1(1), 474–477. https://doi.org/10.47689/XXIA-TTIPR-vol1-iss1-pp474-477
И Байсенбаева, Каракалпакский Государственный Университет им. Бердаха

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Аннотация

Intercultural communication is a dynamic process that occurs when individuals from different linguistic and cultural backgrounds interact. It is characterized by various challenges, one of which is the existence of interlinguistic lacunae. Interlinguistic lacunae refer to gaps or deficiencies in vocabulary, expressions, or cultural references that hinder effective communication between individuals who speak different languages. This article aims to explore the concept of interlinguistic lacunae as a phenomenon in intercultural communication, its impact on communication effectiveness, and strategies to mitigate its effects. The study draws on existing research and theoretical frameworks to shed light on the significance of interlinguistic lacunae in promoting better cross-cultural understanding.


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INTERLINGUISTIC LACUNAE AS A PHENOMENON OF INTERCULTURAL

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Biysenbaeva I.

Nukus, Uzbekistan

Master’s student, Berdakh Karakalpak State University

Menlimuratova E.

Nukus, Uzbekistan

PhD, docent, Berdakh Karakalpak State University

Abstract:

Intercultural communication is a dynamic process that occurs when individuals

from different linguistic and cultural backgrounds interact. It is characterized by various
challenges, one of which is the existence of interlinguistic lacunae. Interlinguistic
lacunae refer to gaps or deficiencies in vocabulary, expressions, or cultural references
that hinder effective communication between individuals who speak different languages.
This article aims to explore the concept of interlinguistic lacunae as a phenomenon in
intercultural communication, its impact on communication effectiveness, and strategies
to mitigate its effects. The study draws on existing research and theoretical frameworks
to shed light on the significance of interlinguistic lacunae in promoting better cross-
cultural understanding.

Keyword:

Interlinguistic lacunae, Intercultural communication, Language barriers,

Cross-cultural communication, Linguistic diversity, Cultural references.


Introduction

Intercultural communication is essential for global interactions, trade, diplomacy,

and social integration. However, despite the increasing interconnectedness of our world,
language barriers persist as significant challenges. Interlinguistic lacunae contribute to
these barriers and can impede effective communication between individuals who speak
different languages. Understanding this phenomenon is crucial for enhancing
intercultural understanding and fostering successful interactions across diverse cultures.

Materials and Discussion

Defining Interlinguistic Lacunae: Interlinguistic lacunae can manifest in different

ways, including lexical gaps, cultural references, idiomatic expressions, and linguistic
nuances. These gaps arise due to variations in language structure, cultural concepts,
historical contexts, and experiences. Such discrepancies can hinder accurate
comprehension and lead to misinterpretations or misunderstandings in intercultural
communication.

Impact on Communication Effectiveness: Interlinguistic lacunae have a significant

impact on the effectiveness of intercultural communication. They can create
communication breakdowns, impede the transmission of ideas, and lead to
misconceptions or stereotypes. Inaccurate interpretations resulting from these gaps can
have profound implications for intercultural relationships, business negotiations, and
even diplomacy [1; 27]. Recognizing and addressing interlinguistic lacunae is essential
for promoting successful intercultural exchanges. Factors Contributing to Interlinguistic
Lacunae: Several factors contribute to the emergence of interlinguistic lacunae.


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Linguistic diversity, cultural differences, historical contexts, and social norms all play a
role in shaping the variations that lead to these gaps. Additionally, rapid globalization and
technological advancements have exposed individuals to a myriad of cultures and
languages, intensifying the challenges associated with interlinguistic lacunae.

Strategies to Address Interlinguistic Lacunae: To bridge the interlinguistic gaps

and enhance intercultural communication, various strategies can be employed. These
include:

a) Language Learning: Encouraging individuals to learn other languages,

particularly those of cultures they frequently interact with, can help mitigate
interlinguistic lacunae. Language proficiency enables better comprehension, reduces
misinterpretations, and fosters empathy.

b) Cultural Awareness and Sensitivity: Developing cultural competence and

sensitivity is crucial for understanding the nuances and references embedded in different
languages. Raising awareness of cultural differences can facilitate clearer communication
and avoid potential misunderstandings [2; 74].

c) Mediation and Translation: Utilizing professional interpreters or translators can

help bridge the language gaps in intercultural settings. Skilled mediators can facilitate
effective communication, ensuring that messages are accurately conveyed without losing
their intended meaning.

d) Technology and Tools: Leveraging advancements in language translation

technologies, such as real-time translation apps or machine translation, can aid in
overcoming immediate interlinguistic challenges. While not foolproof, these tools can
provide a valuable resource in reducing communication barriers.

Interlinguistic lacunae present a notable challenge in intercultural communication.

Recognizing the existence of these gaps and understanding their impact is crucial for
promoting effective intercultural communication. By addressing interlinguistic lacunae
through language learning, cultural awareness, mediation, and technological tools,
individuals can bridge these gaps and foster better understanding between cultures.
Further research is needed to delve deeper into the specific types of interlinguistic
lacunae that commonly occur in intercultural communication. Additionally, exploring the
role of non-verbal communication and contextual cues in mitigating interlinguistic gaps
would provide valuable insights into enhancing intercultural understanding. Efforts
should also be made to integrate intercultural communication skills and strategies into
educational curricula, professional training programs, and international business
practices. By prioritizing the development of linguistic and cultural competence,
individuals can navigate interlinguistic lacunae with greater ease, leading to more
meaningful and successful intercultural interactions [3; 65]. Acknowledging the
complexity of interlinguistic lacunae, it is important to emphasize that they should not be
viewed solely as obstacles but also as opportunities for cultural exchange and learning.
When individuals encounter interlinguistic gaps, they have the chance to engage in
dialogue, ask clarifying questions, and seek mutual understanding. By approaching these
gaps with curiosity and openness, intercultural communication can become a platform for
enriching cultural knowledge and fostering intercultural empathy. Furthermore, it is
essential to recognize that interlinguistic lacunae are not static but evolve over time.
Languages and cultures constantly adapt and incorporate new concepts, words, and


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expressions. Therefore, ongoing research and continuous efforts to address interlinguistic
gaps are crucial to keep pace with societal changes and maintain effective intercultural
communication. Lastly, interlinguistic lacunae should not be viewed in isolation from
other factors influencing intercultural communication, such as power dynamics, socio-
political contexts, and historical backgrounds. These factors can amplify or mitigate the
impact of interlinguistic gaps. By considering the broader socio-cultural context,
practitioners of intercultural communication can adopt a more comprehensive and
inclusive approach to bridging interlinguistic lacunae.

As intercultural communication continues to evolve in an increasingly globalized

world, it is important for researchers, educators, and practitioners to delve deeper into the
study of interlinguistic lacunae [5; 104]. Further empirical investigations can provide
insights into the specific linguistic and cultural gaps that commonly arise in intercultural
interactions, allowing for the development of targeted interventions and strategies.
Researchers can conduct comparative studies to analyze the variations in interlinguistic
lacunae across different language pairs and cultural contexts. By examining specific
lexical gaps, idiomatic expressions, or cultural references that pose challenges in
intercultural communication, scholars can identify patterns and trends, which can inform
the creation of resources and tools to facilitate communication. Educators and language
instructors can play a vital role in addressing interlinguistic lacunae by incorporating
intercultural communication competence into language curricula. By integrating cultural
components, pragmatic aspects, and awareness of interlinguistic gaps, learners can
develop a more comprehensive understanding of language and culture, enhancing their
ability to navigate intercultural interactions effectively.

Practitioners in various fields, such as diplomacy, business, and healthcare, can

benefit from training programs that focus on intercultural communication and
interlinguistic lacunae. By equipping professionals with the necessary knowledge and
skills to recognize and bridge gaps in communication, organizations and institutions can
foster more inclusive and successful intercultural collaborations. In addition,
technological advancements offer promising avenues for addressing interlinguistic
lacunae. Machine translation tools and language learning apps can facilitate real-time
communication and language acquisition, helping individuals overcome immediate
interlinguistic challenges. However, it is important to recognize the limitations of
technology and to promote human-mediated approaches when nuances and cultural
sensitivity are essential [7; 86].

Lastly, fostering a mindset of curiosity, empathy, and open-mindedness is

paramount in navigating interlinguistic lacunae. Cultivating a willingness to learn from
and about different cultures promotes a positive and inclusive environment for
intercultural communication. Emphasizing the value of intercultural competence and
creating opportunities for cross-cultural exchanges can lead to deeper understanding and
appreciation of linguistic and cultural diversity.

Conclusion

In conclusion, interlinguistic lacunae represent a multifaceted phenomenon in

intercultural communication. By conducting further research, integrating intercultural
communication into educational settings, utilizing technology appropriately, and
fostering a mindset of cultural curiosity, societies can work towards bridging


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interlinguistic gaps and promoting effective intercultural communication. Embracing the
richness of linguistic and cultural diversity is crucial for building stronger connections
and fostering harmonious relationships in our increasingly interconnected world.

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