Faculty of Philology

Faculty of Philology

Sukurta: 19 May 2022

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Universiteto 5, LT-01513 Vilnius
Tel.: 268 7205
E-mail:
Dean – Prof. Dr Inesa Šeškauskienė

 

 

STAFF

283 teachers (incl. 155 holding research degree), 21 research fellows (incl. 18 holding research degree), 34 doctoral students.

Institute of Applied Linguistics 
Department of Lithuanian Language
Department of Lithuanian Studies 
Centre for Multilingual Studies 

Institute of English, Romance and Classical Studies
Department of Classical Philology
Department of English Philology 
Department of French Philology  
Department of Italian Linguistics and Literature 

Institute of Foreign Languages 
Department of Foreign Language Teaching and Research 
Department of Research in Languages for Specific Purposes 
Department of Romance Linguistics  
Media Linguistics Centre  

Institute for the Languages and Cultures of the Baltic
Department of Baltic Studies 
Department of German Philology
Department of Russian Philology 
Centre of General Linguistics  
Centre for Polish Studies 
Centre for Scandinavian Studies 

Institute for Literary, Cultural and Translation Studies
Department of Lithuanian Literature 
Department of Translation and Interpreting Studies 
A.J. Greimas Centre for Semiotics and Literary Theory 
Research Group for Studies in Comparative Literature

Research areas

Lithuanian Studies: Philological, Cultural and Interdisciplinary Aspects. Research and Development
Multilingual Discourses: Linguistics, Literature, Culture

DOCTORAL DISSERTATIONS DEFENDED IN 2021

J. Bružaitė-Liseckienė. Object marking in Lithuanian: case of Russian language high schools.
E. Vaisėtaitė. Signs of lexical attrition in the L1 of Lithuanians in Ireland.
E. Žurauskaitė. Linguistic impoliteness in political TV debates.
A. S. Ivinskaja. The reception of Anna Akhmatova's works in Lithuania.
R. Trakymaitė. Adjectival definiteness marking: Lithuanian in a typological context.
J. Kirejeva. The speech genre of quarrel: constitutive characteristics (based on contemporary British and Russian drama).
A. Rascon. Theory and practice of the bilingual lexicographic example. Analysis of the examples of Lithuanian-Spanish / Italian / French dictionaries.

MAIN CONFERENCES ORGANISED IN 2021

14th conference Metaphor and Space of the International Association Researching and Applying Metaphor, held remotely from Vilnius University, 23–26 June 2021, https://www.raam14.flf.vu.lt/

The 18th International Salos Summer School of Linguistics Academia Grammaticorum Salensis Octava Decima and conference Further Perspectives on the Baltic Verb. Salos Manor (Rokiškis region). 26–31 July 2021, https://www.academiasalensis.org/lt/

33rd international IASS (International Association for Scandinavian Studies) conference Memory Culture in Scandinavian Studies. 3–6 August 2021, http://www.iass2021.flf.vu.lt/

International conference Romain Gary et André Malraux: dans leur temps et dans le nôtre. 7–8 October 2021, https://www.fabula.org/actualites/romain-gary-et-andre-malraux-dans-leur-temps-et-dans-le-notre_95010.php

The 8th international conference Linguistic, Educational, and Intercultural Research 2021 (LEIC Research 2021). 20–21 October 2021,
https://www.conference.uki.vu.lt/images/2021/Programme.pdf

The 8th international Baltic Student Conference Bridges in the Baltics. 22–23 October 2021, https://sisu.ut.ee/balticbridge/vilnius-2021

The 9th conference of the International Association of Literary Semantics (IALS) Game of Theories. 23–24 October 2021, https://ials.ac.uk/conference/

12th Conference of the Nordic Association for Semiotic Studies Meaning in Perception and the Senses. 5–7 November 2021, (NASS Vilnius 2021 | nordicsemiotics.org - Nordic Association http://nordicsemiotics.org)

The 18th International conference Colloquium Balticum: ἄνδρα μοι ἔννεπε, μοῦσα: Reception, Translation, and Transfer of Homer‘s Works across Cultures. 11–13November 2021. https://www.cb18.flf.vu.lt/

MAIN SCIENTIFIC AHCIEVEMENTS IN 2021

Assist. Prof. Dr Atėnė Mendelytė received Rector’s Award for significant achievements in research in 2021 to young scientists.

Dr Gina Kavaliūnaitė-Holvoet received Martynas Mažvydas’ Prize for outstanding service to the Lithuanian language, the study of its written tradition and book art in recognition of her research on Samuel Boguslaus Chylinskis’ Lithuanian Bible translation and its publication in a series of books as well as online (https://lrkm.lrv.lt/lt/naujienos/iteiktos-2021-metu-kulturos-ministerijos-premijos).

Prof. Dr Kristina Rutkovska received the POLONICUM prize (by the Center for Polish Language and Culture for Foreigners at the University of Warsaw) for outstanding contribution to the promotion of the Polish language, culture and history in the world. https://www.flf.vu.lt/institutai/bkki/bkki-naujienos?start=16 http://polonicum.uw.edu.pl/65-lat-minelo

Prof. Dr Dainora Pociūtė-Abukevičienė was elected full member of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences (http://www.lma.lt/members-of-the-academy)

Assoc. Prof. Dr Audinga Peluritytė-Tikuišienė was awarded the prize for the Dissemination of Literature 2021 of the festival Poezijos pavasaris (The Spring of Poetry).

 

INSTITUTE OF APPLIED LINGUISTICS

Universiteto 5, LT–01513 Vilnius
E-mail:
Director – Prof. Dr Meilutė Ramonienė


DEPARTMENT OF LITHUANIAN LANGUAGE

Universiteto 5, LT-01513 Vilnius
Tel. (+370) 5 268 7212
http://www.flf.vu.lt/
Head – Assoc. Prof. Dr Vilma Zubaitienė

STAFF

Professors: Dr Habil. E. Jakaitienė (emerita), Dr V. Kardelis, Dr I. Smetonienė.
Associate professors: Dr E. Jasionytė-Mikučionienė (since September), Dr G. Judžentytė-Šinkūnienė, Dr A. Smetona, Dr V. Zubaitienė.
Assistant professors: Dr M. Smetona, Dr E. Švageris, Dr A. Valotka (part-time).
Lecturers: K. Bredelis, L. Laužikas.
Doctoral students: A. Lisauskaitė, S. Kietytė

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Synchronic and diachronic Lithuanian grammar
Phonetics and phonology of standard Lithuanian and Lithuanian dialects
Morphology, lexicology, word formation, lexicography, semantics and syntax, terminology of standard Lithuanian
Rhetorics, stylistics, text analysis, academic discourse
Dialectology, general linguistics, cognitive linguistics, ethnolinguistics
Historical grammar of Lithuanian, history of written Lithuanian
Standard Lithuanian: attitudes and usage
Methodology of teaching the Lithuanian language

RESEARCH PROJECTS CARRIED OUT IN 2021

Projects Supported by the University Budget

Synchronic and Diachronic Research of Phonological, Lexical and Grammatical System of the Lithuanian Language. Assoc. Prof. Dr V. Zubaitienė. 2019–2022.

The aim is to investigate phonetics, lexis, semantics and grammar of the Lithuanian language, its systematic variability, variation and interaction, the relation of the Lithuanian vocabulary and grammar to usage, differences between spoken and written language.

Main publications:

Jasionytė-Mikučionienė, E., Ruskan, A. Realizations of deonticity in Lithuanian: The case of particles. Studies in Baltic and other Languages. A Festschrift for Axel Holvoet on the occasion of his 65th birthday. Peter Arkadiev, Jurgis Pakerys, Inesa Šeškauskienė and Vaiva Žeimantienė (Eds.). 2021, 16: 171–188.

Švageris, E. Prozodinių baltų kalbų elementų interakcijos tyrimo tęsinys: audicinė latvių kalbos priegaidžių analizė [Further investigation of the interaction of prosodic elements in the Baltic languages: a perception-based analysis of Latvian lexical tones]. Baltistica. 2021, 56(2): 271–305.

Zubaitienė, V. Zur Rezeption des Donelaitis’schen sprachlichen Materials in der preußisch-litauischen Lexikographie des 18. und 19. Jahrhunderts, Pharrer – Dichter – Mechanikus, Donelaitis im kultrellen Kontext seiner Zeit, hrsg. von Harald Bichlmeier, Silke Brohm, Christiane Schiller (Schriftenreihe der Gesellschaft für Baltische Studien 4). Hamburg: Baar Verlag. 2021, 245–263.

National Research Projects

Lithuanian Particles and Discourse Structure from a Synchronic and Diachronic Perspective (S-MIP-21-18). Assoc. Prof. Dr E. Jasionytė-Mikučionienė. Participants: Assoc. Prof. Dr A. Ruskan, Assist. Prof. Dr A. Šolienė. 2021–2024.

The project deals with a comprehensive analysis of the class of particles in Lithuanian. It will be carried out from both a synchronic and diachronic perspective by exploring authentic data obtained from Present-Day Lithuanian corpora and from Old Lithuanian texts. The project aims to provide a thorough synchronic and diachronic account of Lithuanian particles belonging to different semantic classes by focussing on the role of particles in discourse structure, by establishing the connection between particles and different units of discourse and by examining the formation and development of particles within the processes of (inter)subjectification and lexicalization as well as to specify the status of particles in Lithuanian grammar on the basis of a unifying methodology and new theoretical frameworks. The study will combine qualitative and quantitative methods of analysis.

MAIN RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION PARTNERS

Institute of the Lithuanian Language (Lithuania)
State Commission of the Lithuanian Language (Lithuania)
Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin (Poland)
University of Bern (Switzerland)
University of Pisa (Italy)

OTHER RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

Assist. Prof. Dr E. Jasionytė-Mikučionienė

Assoc. Prof. Dr G. Judžentytė-Šinkūnienė

  • member of the Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies, USA;
  • member of the Scandinavian Association for Language & Cognition;
  • member of the National European Language Atlas Committee.

Prof. Dr V. Kardelis

Assoc. Prof. Dr A. Smetona

Prof. Dr I. Smetonienė

Assoc. Prof. Dr V. Zubaitienė

  • editorial board member of the journal Bendrinė kalba, http://www.bendrinekalba.lt/?English;
  • editorial board member of the journal Gimtoji kalba;
  • member of the association of Academia Salensis, http://academiasalensis.org/en/about-us/structure-of-as;
  • member of the Lithuanian Applied Linguistics Association (LITAKA), www.litaka.lt;
  • member of the Association Gesellschaft für Baltische Studien, Berlin, Germany;
  • member of the Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies, USA.

BEST PRESENTATIONS DELIVERED AT CONFERENCES ABROAD

  • Judžentytė-Šinkūnienė, G. Comprehension of Lithuanian Demonstratives: Beyond Egocentrism and Distance. The 14th Conference on Baltic Studies in Europe (CBSE). Rights and Recognition in the Baltic Context, 1–4 September 2021, Uppsala University, Sweden.

MOST IMPORTANT PARTICIPATION CASES OF RESEARCHERS IN WORKING GROUPS OR COMMISSIONS SET UP BY STATE AUTHORITIES, STATE AND MUNICIPAL INSTITUTIONS, ORGANISATIONS, BUSINESS ENTITIES

  • Assoc. Prof. Dr G. Judžentytė-Šinkūnienė – expert in contest The best PhD thesis 2020
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr A. Smetona – member of the Terminology Subcommittee of the State Commission of the Lithuanian Language
  • Prof. Dr V. Kardelis and Assoc. Prof. V. Zubaitienė – experts of the Research Council of Lithuania
  • Prof. Dr I. Smetonienė and Prof. Dr V. Kardelis – experts of the State Commission of the Lithuanian Language
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr V. Zubaitienė – member of the State Commission of the Lithuanian Language; http://www.vlkk.lt/struktura-ir-kontaktai/komisija/vilma-zubaitiene-doc-dr

CONSULTATIONS PROVIDED BY THE UNIT TO THE PUBLIC OR ECONOMIC ENTITIES

  • L. Laužikas and Assoc. Prof. Dr A. Smetona - experts of the Office of the Inspector of Journalist Ethics.

MOST IMPORTANT RESEARCH DISSEMINATION ACTIVITIES

  • Judžentytė-Šinkūnienė, G. Main organizer and moderator of the distance learning cycle for upper secondary school students and their teachers Discoveries in Lithuanian Studies.
  • Participation: A. Smetona (Linguistics - Science and the Boundaries of Science), I. Smetonienė (Reflections of Identity in Language).
  • Judžentytė-Šinkūnienė, G.; Švageris, E., Smetona, A., Valotka, A., Zubaitienė, V. Participation and lecture reading in the Academy of Lithuanian Studies. 27–28 August.
  • Kardelis, A., Smetona, A. Participation in the science popularization program Language and Time. Organizer: A. Valotka. InfoTV 04, 11, 18 December 2021.
  • Smetona, A. A series of radio broadcasts Prie Smetonos (Žinių radijas, Faculty of Philology).
  • Smetonienė, I. Normative activities in Lithuania, Language is the key to the door of identity, a series of lectures for teachers and communities of foreign Lithuanian schools, 18 June 2021, 28 October 2021.


DEPARTMENT OF LITHUANIAN STUDIES

Universiteto 5, LT-01513 Vilnius
Tel. 268 7214
E-mail:
http://www.lsk.flf.vu.lt/
Head – Prof. Dr Loreta Vilkienė

STAFF

Professors: Dr M. Ramonienė, Dr L. Vilkienė.
Associate professor: Dr B. Stundžienė (part-time).
Assistant professors: Dr J. Bružaitė-Liseckienė, Dr E. Gudavičienė, Dr I. Hilbig, Dr K. Jakaitė-Bulbukienė.
Teaching assistants: I. Daraškienė, E. Vaisėtaitė, A. Valančiauskienė, E. Žurauskaitė.
Lecturers: I. Ancevičiūtė, R. Bingelienė, D. Katinaitė, R. Migauskienė, E. Petrašiūnienė, J. Pribušauskaitė V. Stumbrienė, A. Tamošaitienė, L. Vaškevičienė.
Doctoral students: I. Daraškienė, A. Teresė, A. Meškerevičiūtė.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Applied linguistics:
Teaching second / foreign languages
Learning second / foreign languages
Language acquisition
Language attrition
Sociolinguistics
Discourse analysis
Language testing
Sign language

RESEARCH PROJECTS CARRIED OUT IN 2021

Projects Supported by the University Budget

Language Usage, Language Learning, and Teaching. Prof. Dr M. Ramonienė. 2019–2022.

The project aims at the analysis of language/dialect usage, language attitudes, language acquisition, language learning and teaching, language policy, language of diaspora, sociolinguistic situation in Lithuania, socially significant changes in the use of Lithuanian and local vernaculars, evolving levels of multilingualism. Papers, as well as conference presentations for both national and international conferences, were prepared.

Main publications:

Ramonienė, M., Ramonaitė, J. T. Language attitudes, practices, and identity in the new Lithuanian diaspora. Russian Journal of Linguistics. 2021, 25(4): 1024–1046.

Jakaitė-Bulbukienė, K., Gudavičienė, E. The recent wave of Lithuanian emigrants: language use and maintenance. In: Anna Verschik (ed.), Multilingual Practices in the Baltic countries. 2021, 89–144.

Katinaitė, D., Hilbig, I. Lithuanian Refusals and Politeness, Respectus Philologicus. 2021, 39(44): 58–72.

Diachronic and Asynchronous Lexicography and Metalexicography. Prof. Dr Danguolė Melnikienė. 2019–2022.

The aim of this project is to study various types of dictionaries, their history, peculiarities of lexicographical description in them, to analyze the problems related to the creation of dictionaries and to provide methodological insights for the development of new dictionaries and the improvement of existing ones; prepare and digitize bilingual dictionaries.

Main publication:

Valančiauskienė, A. Kiek istorinės informacijos esama dvikalbiuose žodynuose? (How much historical information is available in bilingual dictionaries), Respectus Philologicus. 2021, 39(44): 173–184.

International Research Projects

Promoting Easy-to-Read Language for Social Inclusion (PERLSI). J. Bružaitė-Liseckienė, I. Daraškienė. 01 October 2020–01 October 2022.

The project aims at developing a comparative study of EtR ecology in project countries. All planned IOs of the project have a comparative angle, thus ensuring an innovative perspective and outputs. The international dimension of the project allows ensuring the best practice transfer acquired by the partners through other ERASMUS projects and offers a comparative angle to less spoken languages of the EU (LV, LT, SL). This strategic partnership aims at innovation and good practices to promote literacy and up-skilling through the development of methodological and educational materials.

Main publication:

Bružaitė-Liseckienė, J., Daraškienė, I., Vilkaitė-Lozdienė, L. Teksto lengvai suprantama kalba rengimo gairės. Mokomoji priemonė [Teaching Aid]. 2021. https://www.lu.lv/en/perlsi/io-lithuania/etr-guidelines/

National Research Projects

Lithuanian Linguistic Attitudes and Linguistic Behaviour. Dr I. Hilbig, Prof. Dr M. Ramonienė, Assist. Prof. Dr K. Jakaitė-Bulbukienė, Assist. Prof. Dr E. Gudavičienė, Prof. Dr L. Vilkienė. 25 May 2020–31 December 2021.

The aim of the project is to investigate the current sociolinguistic situation in Lithuania. Primarily, the researchers seek to find out the direct linguistic attitudes of the residents of the country: attitudes towards Standard Lithuanian, its dialects, other languages, especially global English, conceptions of the prestige of Lithuanian, its varieties, and other languages. Also, the declared linguistic behavior of the population will be analyzed: the linguistic repertoire, the usage of Lithuanian, Lithuanian dialects, and foreign languages in different domains of life, family language policy, etc.

Lithuanian Forced Migration Diasporas in the East and their Identity: Cases of Trans-Volga and Kazakhstan. Prof. Dr L. Vilkienė. 2020–2022.

The aim of the project is to analyse the resources and practices of retaining of ethnic identity of the Lithuanian forced migrants’ diasporas in Trans-Volga and Kazakhstan through the prism of collective memory, linguistic self-awareness, and language practices, as well as enculturation and socialization of target groups from social anthropology, sociology, and sociolinguistic perspectives.

Contractual Research

National Agency for Education. Setting up a System for Testing Personal Key Competencies (communication in the Lithuanian language). Project coordinator: E. Petrašiūnienė. 2019–2021.

The aim of the project is to prepare Lithuanian language proficiency test models that meet the requirements of the Lithuanian language proficiency level (according to CEFR) and allow testing reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. This project is a part of a larger project of the National Agency for Education.

MAIN R&D&I (RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION) PARTNERS

Vytautas Magnus University (Lithuania)
Lithuanian University of Health Sciences (Lithuania)
The Centre for Applied Linguistics at the University of Latvia (Latvia)
Zavod RISA, Institute RISA, Centre for General, Functional and Cultural Literacy (Slovenia)
Information Collection and Dissemination Centre (IKSC) (Lithuania)

OTHER RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

R. Bingelienė, Dr E. Gudavičienė, Dr I. Hilbig, Dr K. Jakaitė-Bulbukienė, E. Žurauskaitė

J. Bružaitė-Liseckienė

E. Petrašiūnienė

J. Pribušauskaitė

  • member of EALTA.

Prof. Dr M. Ramonienė

  • member of the joint Doctoral Committee of Ethnology (Vilnius University, Institute of Lithuanian Literature and Folklore, Lithuanian Academy of Music);
  • president of the Lithuanian Association of Applied Linguistics (LITAKA), www.litaka.lt; http://litaka.lt/en/apie-mus-2/nariai-2/;
  • editor-in-chief of the journal Taikomoji kalbotyra, http://taikomojikalbotyra.lt/en;
  • expert of the journals Studies of the Transition States and Societies, Philologia Estonica Tallinnensis, World Englishes, Language Polic.

A. Valančiauskienė -

Prof. Dr L. Vilkienė

  • member of the Lithuanian Applied Linguistics Association (LITAKA), www.litaka.lt, http://litaka.lt/en/apie-mus-2/nariai-2/;
  • expert of the journal Taikomoji kalbotyra;
  • editorial board member of the journal Gimtoji kalba.

BEST PRESENTATIONS DELIVERED AT CONFERENCES ABROAD

MOST IMPORTANT PARTICIPATION CASES OF RESEARCHERS IN WORKING GROUPS OR COMMISSIONS SET UP BY STATE AUTHORITIES, STATE AND MUNICIPAL INSTITUTIONS, ORGANIZATIONS, BUSINESS ENTITIES

  • Prof. Dr M. Ramonienė: member of the Onomastics Subcommittee of the State Commission of the Lithuanian Language; expert of the Research Council of Lithuania; expert of the State Commission of the Lithuanian Language
  • Prof. Dr L. Vilkienė: expert of the State Commission of the Lithuanian Language; member of the working group for the analysis of the situation of the Lithuanian language in the education system assembled by the State Commission of the Lithuanian Language (VLKK)

CONSULTATIONS PROVIDED BY THE UNIT TO THE PUBLIC OR ECONOMIC ENTITIES

  • Pribušauskaitė, J. Training of Lithuanian language testers at the Transport Competence Agency in Vilnius, 9–11 December 2021.
  • Pribušauskaitė, J., Stumbrienė, V. A series of seminars on the teaching of Lithuanian as a foreign language for teachers of Vilnius I. Kraševskis Gymnasium, April 29, June 3, November 8.
  • Jakaitė-Bulbukienė, K. Organization of a series of distance language lectures for teachers and the community of foreign Lithuanian schools in collaboration with the State Commission of the Lithuanian Language (VLKK). July–December 2021.
  • Bružaitė-Liseckienė, J. Training for the staff of the Department of Disability Affairs under the Ministry of Social Affairs “Preparation and evaluation of texts in easy-to-understand language”. 9 December 2021.
  • Daraškienė, I., Bružaitė-Liseckienė, J. training for professionals working with people with intellectual disabilities "How to write texts in easy-to-understand language?". The Camp for People with Intellectual Disabilities (Karklė, Lithuania), 19 July 2021.

MOST IMPORTANT RESEARCH DISSEMINATION ACTIVITIES

3 research dissemination articles in the journal Gimtoji kalba (Native Language). Authors:
Katinaitė, D., Hilbig I., Valančiauskienė, A.
4 research dissemination interviews: Prof. Dr M. Ramonienė, Assist. Prof. Dr I. Hilbig, Prof. Dr L. Vilkienė, E. Žurauskaitė for the portal Mano kraštas (My Country):
https://www.manokrastas.lt/straipsnis/meilute-ramoniene-apie-lietuviskas-pavardes-lietuviu-kalbos-mokyma-lietuvybe-diasporose-ir-tarmes-lietuvos-miestuose
https://www.manokrastas.lt/straipsnis/inga-hilbig-mano-interesas-nera-tik-mokslinis-bet-ir-%E2%80%93-padeti-seimoms-daryti-mokslo-ziniomis-gristus-sprendimus-del-savo-vaiku-kalbuhttps://www.manokrastas.lt/straipsnis/egle-zurauskaite-musu-politikai-debatu-metu-yra-mandagiai-nemandagus
https://www.manokrastas.lt/straipsnis/loreta-vilkiene-lietuviu-kalbos-ateitis-priklauso-ne-nuo-pacios-kalbos-o-nuo-musu-%E2%80%93-kalbetoju

TV and radio interviews:


CENTRE FOR MULTILINGUAL STUDIES

Universiteto 5, LT-01513 Vilnius
E-mail:
Head – Prof. Dr Inesa Šeškauskienė

STAFF

Professors: Dr I. Šeškauskienė (part-time).
Associate professors: Dr J. Cibulskienė, Dr R. Juknevičienė, Dr K. Geben, Dr V. Kazlauskienė,
Dr E. Petronienė (part-time), Dr B. Ryvitytė.
Assistant professors: Dr A. Mastandrea, Dr M. Stasilo, Dr I. Stasiūnaitė, Dr L. Vilkaitė-Lozdienė (part-time).
Lecturers: D. Bogdanovič, A. Liutkauskas (part-time), D. Sroda, K. Švedaitė (part-time), M. Talačka (part-time).
Doctoral students: R. Udes.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Applied linguistics
Cognitive linguistics: metaphor, space, humour
Semantics, pragmatics, discourse analysis
Contrastive linguistics
Language for specific purposes (academic, legal)
Sociolinguistics
Learner corpus research
Psycholinguistics
Second language acquisition
Vocabulary and phraseology
Second language teaching
Vocabulary and phraseology
Second language teaching

RESEARCH PROJECTS CARRIED OUT IN 2021

Projects Supported by the University Budget

Lexicon and Discourse: Semantics, Idiomaticity, Vocabulary. Leader: Prof. I. Šeškauskienė, participants: Dr J. Cibulskienė, Dr R. Juknevičienė, Dr V. Kazlauskienė, Dr B. Ryvitytė, Dr L. Vilkaitė-Lozdienė. 2019–2022.

The Project aims at investigating numerous lexical aspects of languages: the meaning of a word and a phrase, phraseology and collocations, lexicographic problems, lexical, semantic and pragmatic aspects of different discourses (legal, academic, public and mass media, humour, learner, etc.) in one language or across several languages.

The task for 2021 focused on some cognitive aspects of language study: 1) identifying the key features of metaphoricity in different types of discourse (law, public, media, etc.) and 2) cognitive aspects of spatial expressions. Moreover, in 2021 the project also focused on corpus-based methodologies and their application in the analysis of lexical bundles and phraseology in learner language.

Main publications:

Kazlauskienė, V. Collocation nomino-adjectivale dans la production écrite en FLE. Taikomoji kalbotyra. 2021, 15: 143–154. https://www.zurnalai.vu.lt/taikomojikalbotyra/article/view/24163

Žilinskaitė-Šinkūnienė, E., I. Šeškauskienė. When the search domain is back region in Baltic: The Latvian aiz as compared to the Lithuanian už. In: P. Arkadiev, J. Pakerys, I. Šeškauskienė, V. Žeimantienė (eds.), Studies in Baltic and other Languages. A Festschrift for Axel Holvoet on the occasion of his 65th birthday. 2021, 16: 433–466. https://www.zurnalai.vu.lt/open-series/article/view/24525

Research into the Society, Language and Culture in Northern and Middle Europe. Assoc. Prof. I. Steponavičiūtė–Aleksiejūnienė, Dr K. Geben. 2019–2022.

Main publication:

Fedorovič, I., Geben, K. Językowy obraz DOMU w prozie wspomnieniowej Wojciecha Piotrowicza. In: K. Rutkovska (ed.) Vertybės lietuvių ir lenkų kalbų pasaulėvaizdyje. 2021, 2: 318–333. https://www.zurnalai.vu.lt/open-series/article/view/24586

Language Usage, Language Learning and Teaching. Prof. M. Ramonienė, Dr K. Geben, Dr M. Stasilo. 2019–2022.

Main publications:

Geben, K., M. Zielinska. Translanguaging in Polish minority schools in Ukraine and Lithuania. Zeitschrift für Slawistik. 2021, 66(2): 229–248. https://www.degruyter.com/document/doi/10.1515/slaw-2021-0011/html

Stasilo, M. Enseignement du français via l’homonymie des termes militaires français-russes-lituaniens. Šiuolaikinės visuomenės ugdymo veiksniai. 2021, 6(1): 331–343. https://journals.lka.lt/journal/svuv/search?text=%C5%A0iuolaikin%C4%97s+visuomen%C4%97s+ugdymo+veiksniai+

International Research Projects

International EU project COST Action CA19102 Language in the Human Machine Era (LITHME). Coordinator: Dr D. Sayers, University of Jyväskylä. www.lithme.eu. Participants: Assoc. Prof. Dr B. Ryvitytė and Assoc. Prof. Dr K. Geben. 2020–2024.

EC Project Relating language curricula, tests and examinations to the Common European Framework of Reference (RELANG). Coordinated by the European Centre for Modern Languages (ECML) in Graz (Austria). Funded by the European Commission. Participant: Assoc. Prof. Dr R. Juknevičienė. https://relang.ecml.at/

EC project MotherNet (952366 - WIDESPREAD-05-2020 H2020-WIDESPREAD-2020-5) Developing a new Network of Researchers on Contemporary European Motherhood Activity / European Commission—Research Executive Agency—European Union’s Horizon 2020), under direction of Dr. Eglė Kačkutė-Hagan, Vilnius University (Lithuania), Uppsala University (Sweden), Maynooth University (Ireland). Researcher: Assoc. Prof. Dr V. Kazlauskienė. 2020–2023.

International Erasmus + Key2 project Promoting Easy-to-Read Language for Social Inclusion (No – 2020-1-LV01-KA204-077527). Coordinated by the University of Latvia. Participant: Assist. Prof. Dr L. Vilkaitė. 2020–2022.

Other Projects

ARQUS European University Alliance 612247-EPP-1-2019-1-ES-EPPKA2-EUR-UNIV. WP4 Multilingual and Multicultural University, on behalf of Vilnius University in Erasmus+ KA2- Strategic Partnerships project: Cooperation for Innovation and the Exchange of Good Practices European Universities. https://www.arqus-alliance.eu/. Participant: Assoc. Prof. Dr R. Juknevičienė.

Project for schools New Methodological Approaches to Teaching about Disinformation. Discourses in LT High Schools and Universities. Coordinator: Assist. Prof. Dr A. Mastandrea. Financed by the Embassy of the USA in Lithuania. September 2020–October 2021.

Project of the US-LT Alumni association for teachers of English in Lithuanian schools English through Media Literacy. Coordinator: Assoc. Prof. Dr E. Petronienė. Financed by the Embassy of the USA in Lithuania.

National Education Agency. The Development of Research, Evaluation and Monitoring System of General Education: Evaluating the Students’ Achievement. Participants: Assoc. Prof. Dr E. Petronienė, Assoc. Prof. Dr B. Ryvitytė, Assoc. Prof. Dr Rita Juknevičienė. March 2019–March 2021.

National Education Agency. Developing and Implementing Digital Content of Education. Preparation of the Materials for General Education Programmes. Participants: Assoc. Prof. Dr R. Juknevičienė, Assoc. Prof. Dr E. Petronienė. January 2021–July 2022.

Lithuanian Association of EFL Teachers (LAKMA). Let Us Prepare for the English Examination Together (addressing the needs of schools leavers during the COVID-19 pandemic). Participant: Assoc. Prof. Dr E. Petronienė. March–December 2021.

Lithuanian Research Council. Linguistic Integration of the Children of Lithuanian Emigrants upon their Return to Lithuania: Descriptions of the Levels of Lithuanian and the Methodology of Teaching Lithuanian. Coordinator: Assoc. Prof. Dr R. Juknevičienė. February 2021–July 2022.

Vilnius University. Optimising the Network of Higher Education Institutions of Lithuania and Improving the Quality of Studies when Integrating Šiauliai University into Vilnius University. Project coordinator (Field of Philology): Assoc. Prof. Dr V. Kazlauskienė. Participant: Assoc. Prof. Dr K. Geben. October 2021–August 2022.

MAIN RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION PARTNERS

Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education (Lithuania)
National Agency for Education (Lithuania) (previously, National Examination Centre)
Department of British and North American Studies, Ernst Moritz Arndt University, Greifswald (Germany)
Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences, Hamar (Norway)
European Centre for Modern Languages, Graz (Austria)
University of Nantes (France)
Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Budapest (Hungary)

OTHER RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

Assoc. Prof. Dr J. Cibulskienė

Assoc. Prof. Dr K. Geben

Assoc. Prof. Dr R. Juknevičienė

  • board member of the Lithuanian Association of Applied Linguistics (LITAKA), www.litaka.lt;
  • member of Learner Corpus Association, http://www.learnercorpusassociation.org/;
  • member of the Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE), http://www.societaslinguistica.eu;
  • board member of the Lithuanian Association of EFL Teachers (LAKMA), http://www.lakmaonline.lt/;
  • consultant in the RELANG project funded by the Council of Europe, https://relang.ecml.at/;
  • chair of the Evaluation Team of the National Examination in English (National Education Agency);
  • member of the Viva Voce Defence Committee of a doctoral dissertation by J. Bružaitė–Liseckienė Expressing Object in Lithuanian: A case study of students in secondary schools with Russian as the language of instruction, 18 June 2021;
  • member of the Viva Voce Defence Committee of a doctoral dissertation by E. Vaisėtaitė Features of Attrition in the Vocabulary of Lithuanian Native Speakers of Ireland, 21 December 2021.

Assoc. Prof. Dr V. Kazlauskienė

  • member of the Lithuanian Association of Applied Linguistics (LITAKA), www.litaka.lt;
  • board member of the Lithuanian Association of Teachers of French.

Assoc. Prof. Dr E. Petronienė

  • member of the European Society for the Study of English (ESSE), http://www.essenglish.org;
  • board member of the Lithuanian Association of EFL Teachers (LAKMA), http://www.lakmaonline.lt/;
  • member of the Association Advancing Excellence in English Language Teaching (TESOL), https://www.tesol.org/;
  • member of the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL), https://www.iatefl.org/;
  • chair of the Evaluation Committee in the National Olympiad English for School, 9 February 2021;
  • chair of the Evaluation Committee in the National Competition English for School (9-10 formers), 30 March 2021.

Assoc. Prof. Dr B. Ryvitytė

  • member of the Lithuanian Association of Applied Linguistics (LITAKA), www.litaka.lt;
  • member of the European Society for the Study of English (ESSE), http://www.essenglish.org;
  • member of the Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE), http://www.societaslinguistica.eu;
  • member of the Academic Staff Competition and Admission Committee at the Faculty of Philology, Vilnius University.

Prof. Dr I. Šeškauskienė

Assist. Prof. Dr M. Stasilo

  • member of the Lithuanian Association of Teachers of French;
  • member of the Organizing Committee of the Francophone Month in Vilnius University (co-organiser: French Institute of the Embassy of France), March 2021.

Assist. Prof. Dr I. Stasiūnaitė

Assist. Prof. Dr L. Vilkaitė-Lozdienė

  • member of the Lithuanian Association of Applied Linguistics (LITAKA), www.litaka.lt.

BEST PRESENTATIONS DELIVERED AT CONFERENCES ABROAD

MOST IMPORTANT RESEARCH DISSEMINATION ACTIVITIES

 

INSTITUTE OF ENGLISH, ROMANCE AND CLASSICAL STUDIES

Universiteto 5, LT–01513 Vilnius
E-mail:
Director – Assoc. Prof. Dr Nijolė Juchnevičienė


DEPARTMENT OF CLASSICAL PHILOLOGY

Universiteto 5, LT-01513 Vilnius
Tel. 268 7220, 268 7221
E-mail:
Head – Assoc. Prof. Dr Audronė Kučinskienė

STAFF

Professors: Dr Habil. E. Ulčinaitė (emerita), Dr F. Eloeva, Dr V. Ališauskas.
Associate professors: Dr N. Juchnevičienė, Dr A. Kučinskienė, Dr T. Veteikis, Dr M. Strockis, Dr M. Adomėnas (part-time), Dr M. Čiurinskas (part-time), Dr Ona Dilytė-Čiurinskienė (part-time).
Assistant professors: Dr J. Dikmonienė, Dr A. Jaskelevičius, Dr V. Bartninkas (part-time), Dr Gintė Medzvieckaitė (part-time).
Teaching assistants: D. Čitavičiūtė (part-time), T. Riklius (part-time), M. Tamošaitis (part-time).
Lecturers: I. Štikonaitė, D. Andziulytė, S. Paškonytė, J. Baronienė, K. Svarevičiūtė, R. Papšytė, P. Garbačiauskas, A. Keturakis (part-time).
Doctoral students: T. Riklius, G. Kelmelytė-Ratniece, S. Knieža, M. Tamošaitis, Š. Šavėla – doctoral student of the Università di Bologna (Italy) and Vilnius University (joint supervision).
Postdoctoral fellow: Dr V. Bartninkas.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Classical antiquity and its tradition (rhetoric, philosophy, historiography, poetry)
Early Christian texts and relationship with Classical tradition, 1st–5th centuries
Latin and Greek literature in Lithuania in the 16th–18th centuries; Latinitas as the model of political identity
Reception and interpretation of Classical tradition in literature and art theories

RESEACH PROJECTS CARRIED OUT IN 2021

Projects Supported by the University Budget

Classical Culture and Latin and Greek Literature of Lithuania: Tradition, Reception, Contexts. Assoc. Prof. Dr N. Juchnevičienė. 2019–2022.

The task for the year 2021 was to investigate the models of identity as reflected in Greek and Roman literature as well as in the writings of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, to continue the research into Greek philosophical tradition and its reception, to investigate Latin, Greek and Coptic texts of Early Christianity and to analyse the poetics of the Classical and Neolatin texts.

The main activity of the year 2021 was the preparation and publication of several articles and other publications, organizing the international conference Colloquium Balticum XVIII Vilnense: “ἄνδρα μοι ἔννεπε, μοῦσα. Reception, Translation, and Transfer of Homer’s Works Across Cultures”, as well as presentation of the results of the investigation at international conferences. Attention has been paid to the interpretation of philosophical texts, as well as to the rhetoric and poetics of classical texts, especially to the Homeric studies.

Main publications:

Bartninkas, V. Imitating the Traditional Gods: Moral Virtues and Cult Practice in Plato’s Laws. Mnemosyne. 2021, 1–22. https://doi.org/10.1163/1568525X-12347312.

Kučinskienė, A., Čitavičiūtė D. Substitution of Person’s Name as Ironic Offence in Cicero’s Verrine Speeches. In: DE Risu. Representations and evaluations of laughter in Greek and Latin literature, Johanna Akujarvi, Jerker Blomqvist, Karin Blomqvist (Eds.). 2021, 153–172.

Veteikis, T. Poland and Lithuania. In: The Hellenizing Muse: A European Anthology of Poetry in Ancient Greek from the Renaissance to the Present, Filippomaria Pontani and Stefan Weise (Eds.) (Trends in Classics – Pathways of Reception 6). 2021, 604–647.

National Research Projects

Research Council of Lithuania. A Dialogue between Believers and Atheists: the Platonic Model in Plato’s Laws, 09.3.3-LMT-K-712-22-0230. Development of Competences of Scientists, Other Reaserchers and Students through Practical Research Activities. Researcher: Dr V. Bartninkas. November 2020–May 2021.

Research Council of Lithuania. The Sources of Ancient Rhetoric, S-MIP-21-52. Coordinator and participant: Assoc. Prof. Dr A. Kučinskienė. Participants: Assoc. Prof. Dr T. Veteikis, Dr A. Jaskelevičius. 2021–2024.

Research Council of Lithuania. Politics of Moderation and Justified Beliefs: The Civic Participation Model in Plato’s Philosophy. Postdoctoral fellow: Dr V. Bartninkas. 2021–2023.

Research Council of Lithuania. Between Nationalism, Globalism, and Ideologies: Analysis of M. Nussbaum Concept of Justice. Research internship supervisor: Dr V. Bartninkas. 2021–2022.

Research Council of Lithuania. Between the Individual and the Community: The Concept of Aristotle’s Political Friendship. Research internship supervisor: Dr V. Bartninkas. 2021.

International projects

H2020-WIDESPREAD-2020-5 Developing a New Network of Researchers on Contemporary European Motherhood Activity. Maynooth University, Uppsala University, Vilnius University. Participant: Assoc. Prof. Dr N. Juchnevičienė. 2020–2023.

Russian Foundation of Fundamental Investigations. Corpora and Field Researches of the Sentential Relative Clause in Balkan Languages. Participant: Prof. Dr F. Eloeva. 2020–2022.

The Hellenizing Muse: A European Anthology of Poetry in Ancient Greek from the Renaissance to the Present. Coordinators: Stefan Weise (University of Wuppertal), Filippomaria Pontani (Universita Ca' Foscari, Venezia), partners: Gościwit Malinowski (University of Vroclav), Bartosz Awianowicz (Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika, Torun), Participant and representative of Lithuania: Assoc. Prof. Dr T. Veteikis. 2017–2021.

Neo-Latin and Humanist Greek Poetry in the Baltic Region. Coordinator Gregor Vogt-Spira (Philipps-Universität Marburg). Participant and coordinator of the Lithuanian research group: Assoc. Prof. Dr T. Veteikis. 2019–2022.

MAIN R&D&I (RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION) PARTNERS

Philipps University of Marburg (Germany)
University of Lund (Sweden)
University of Tartu (Estonia)
Universily of Latvia (Latvia)
University of Antwerp (Belgium)
Università di Bologna (Italy)
Thesaurus linguae Latinae Committee (Munich, Germany)

OTHER RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

Prof. Dr F. Eloeva

  • editorial board member of the journal Yearbook for the Greek Studies, University of Minnesota, http://mgs.umn.edu/;
  • federal expert of the Modern Greek Studies of Russia;
  • member of the Scientific Councils for Phd and Habilitation theses of the Philological faculty of St. Petersburg University;
  • member of the executive committee of the international project Translations of Greek prose into Russian, The Ministry of Culture of Greek Republic;
  • Honorary Doctor of the University of Thrace (Greece).

Prof. Habil. Dr E. Ulčinaitė (emerita)

Prof. Dr V. Ališauskas

Assoc. Prof. Dr N. Juchnevičienė

Assoc. Prof. Dr A. Kučinskienė

Assoc. Prof. Dr M. Čiurinskas

Assoc. Prof. Dr M. Adomėnas

Assoc. Prof. Dr M. Strockis

Doctoral student T. Riklius

Postdoctoral fellow Dr V. Bartninkas

Lecturer P. Garbačiauskas

Lecturer D. Andziulytė

Dr T. Veteikis, Dr J. Dikmonienė, Dr D. Keršienė, K. Svarevičiūtė, A. Jaskelevičius, A. Keturakis, J. Baronienė, R. Papšytė, S. Paškonytė, I. Štikonaitė, M. Tamošaitis, S. Knieža

BEST PRESENTATIONS DELIVERED AT CONFERENCES ABROAD

MOST IMPORTANT PARTICIPATION CASES OF RESEARCHERS IN WORKING GROUPS OR COMMISSIONS SET UP BY STATE AUTHORITIES, STATE AND MUNICIPAL INSTITUTIONS, ORGANISATIONS, BUSINESS ENTITIES

  • Associate Professor A. Kučinskienė: a member of the organizing committee of the National contest of Latin Language and Classical Culture for secondary school students, organized by the Ministry of Education, Science and Sports of the Republic of Lithuania. 5 March 2021. https://www.lmnsc.lt/antikos_lotynu/

MOST IMPORTANT RESEARCH DISSEMINATION ACTIVITIES

  • Riklius, T. On-line lectures to the Lithuanian school pupils and Ersamus+ Students, Why bother reading Classics? 19 April 2021, and Menas ir grožis: nuo spalvotos Antikos iki balto Renesanso (Art and Beauty: from coloured Antiquity to white Renesance), 26 April 2021, VU project A Student for One Day.
  • Kučinskienė, A. Graikų mitai antikiniame ir Naujųjų laikų mene: kaip nupiešti mitą? (Greek Myths in Ancient and Modern Art: How to Paint a Myth?). A public lecture in the National Seminar for Teachers, 05 March 2021.
  • Kučinskienė, A., Pabijutaitė, Ž. Cicero: Rhetoric, Philosophy and his Influence to the Western Civilisation in the Lithuanian National Radio programme Homo cultus. Tarp praeities ir ateities (Between Past and Future) (Simas Čelutka), 17 September 2021. https://www.lrt.lt/mediateka/irasas/2000174296/homo-cultus-tarp-praeities-ir-ateities-ciceronas-retorika-filosofija-ir-itaka-vakaru-kulturai


DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH PHILOLOGY

Universiteto 5, LT-01513 Vilnius
Tel. 268 7228
E-mail:
Head – Assoc. Prof. Dr Jolanta Šinkūnienė

STAFF

Professors: Dr Habil. A. Usonienė, Dr A. Samalavičius (part time).
Associate professors: Dr L. Bartkuvienė, Dr G. Balčytytė-Kurtinienė, Dr J. Šinkūnienė, Dr R. Šlapkauskaitė, Dr A. Ruskan.
Assistant professors: Dr D. Castiglione, Dr A. Šolienė, Dr J. Urbonaitė, Dr G. Rosson.
Teacging assistants: E. Liubertaitė, D. Zibalas, G. Maslauskienė, A. Ledas.
Lecturer: J. Kasteckienė.
Doctoral students: J. Liauksminienė, E. Liubertaitė, G. Maslauskienė, D. Zibalas, A. Ledas.
Postdoctoral researcher: Dr Erika Gobekci.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Cross-linguistic studies of English and Lithuanian
Corpus linguistics
Contrastive syntax and semantics (verb complementation, perception verbs, epistemic modality, semantics of locatives)
Text and discourse analysis, academic discourse
Cognitive linguistics
Contrastive rhetoric: genre analysis
Phonetic and phonological aspects of English and Lithuanian
Teaching English for specific purposes (ESP): academic English, English for professional purposes
Second language acquisition: learner language
Language and literature: British, Irish, American, Canadian literature, stylistic analysis of literary texts
Literary traditions, their development and transformation in West European and American literatures
Investigation of literary trends, genres, thematic and problematic issues in West European and American literatures
Textual poetics and its relations to philosophical, aesthetical, sociological systems
Intertextuality
Culture studies: American civilisation, British history and society, Canadian culture, Irish identity

RESEARCH PROJECTS CARRIED OUT IN 2021

Projects Supported by the University Budget

Germanic and Romance Literary and Cultural Texts. Asoc. Prof. Dr R Šlapkauskaitė. 2019–2022.

The department (in cooperation with the departments of French and German Philology as well as the Centre for Scandinavian Studies) has been carrying out investigation of literary trends, genres and problems of poetics, the development of literary traditions, the relationship of literary texts with Philosophy, Aesthetics, Psychology, Sociology and other theoretical systems. Some of the academic staff has been continually doing research in the field of the history of Germanic literatures and literatures in Romance languages and publishing articles on the related issues.

Main publications:

van Peer, W., Sopčák, P., Castiglione, D., Fialho, O., Jacobs, A. M., Hakemulder, F. Foregrounding. In: Donald Kuiken & Arthur M. Jacobs (Eds.) Handbook of Empirical Literary Studies. 2021, 145–176.

Samalavičius, A. Memory and amnesia: Lithuanian Case Revisited. In: Rigels Halili, Guido Franzinetti and Adam F. Kola (Eds.) (Collective) Memory of Communism in Post-Communist Europe: Social Practices, Research, Communications. Torun: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu Mikolaja Kopernika. 2021, 50–70.

Šlapkauskaitė, R. The He(A)rt of the Witness: Remembering Australian Prisoners of War in Richard Flanagan’s The Narrow Road to the deep North. In Anglica: An International Journal of English Studies. 2021, 30(3): 141–161.

Germanic, Romance and Baltic Language Studies. Prof. Dr Habil. A. Usonienė. 2019–2021.

The linguists of the department carry out this research in close collaboration with their colleagues based at the departments of German Philology, the Lithuanian Language and the Centre for Scandinavian studies. The focus of the research is on the synchronic and diachronic analysis of language-specific features characteristic of the grammatical, lexical and semantic structure of the languages under study. The range of research methods used and theoretical approaches followed varies greatly: from purely descriptive to functional, from cognitive to socio-linguistic, from quantitative to qualitative analysis of authentic language data.

Main publications:

Van Olmen, D., Šinkūnienė, J. (Eds.). Pragmatic Markers and Peripheries. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 2021.

Ruskan, A., M. Carretero. A Cross-linguistic look at the right periphery: Utterance-final pragmatic markers in English, Spanish and Lithuanian. Pragmatic Markers and Peripheries. 2021, 415–447.

Šinkūnienė, J. Žinai ‘you know’ in Lithuanian discourse: Distributional features and functional profile. Pragmatic Markers and Peripheries. 2021, 229–250.

National Research Projects

Research Council of Lithuania. A Taxonomy of Verbal Imagery in Poetic Discourse. Postdoctoral research grant. Researcher: Assist. Prof. Dr D. Castiglione.

Research Council of Lithuania. Lithuanian Particles and Discourse Structure from a Synchronic and Diachronic Perspective. Participants: Assoc. Prof. Dr A. Ruskan, Assist. Prof. Dr A. Šolienė.

International Research Projects

Exploring Canadian Studies from Nordic and Baltic Perspectives. Funded by Nordplus Higher Education program. Participant: Assoc. Prof. Dr R. Šlapkauskaitė.

Call: H2020-WIDESPREAD-2020-5 Type of action: CSA Proposal number: 952366 Proposal acronym: MotherNet Duration (months): 36. Proposal title: Developing a new Network of Researchers on Contemporary European Motherhood Activity: WIDESPREAD-05-2020 – Twinning. Participants: Assoc. Prof. Dr L. Bartkuvienė, Assoc. Prof. Dr R. Šlapkauskaitė.

TEchnology-Mediated PLurilingual Activities for (language) Teacher Education - TEMPLATE. Funded by Erasmus+ Grant. Participants: Assoc. Prof. Dr G. Balčytytė-Kurtinienė, J. Kasteckienė.

Stance and Subjectivity in Discourse: Towards an Integrated Framework for the Analysis of Epistemicity, Effectivity, Evaluation and Inter/subjectivity from a Critical Discourse Perspective. Proyectos de I+D de Generación de Conocimiento, Agencia Estatal de Investigación, Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades. Participants: Assoc. Prof. Dr A. Ruskan, Assoc. Prof. Dr J. Šinkūnienė, Assist. Prof. Dr A. Šolienė.

Academic Writing in the Baltic States: Rhetorical Structures through Culture(s) and Languages. Funded by Baltic Research Programme. Participants: Assoc. Prof. Dr J. Šinkūnienė, Assoc. Prof. Dr A. Ruskan, doctoral student G. Maslauskienė.

MAIN R&D&I (RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION) PARTNERS

Giessen University (Germany)
University of Antwerp (Belgium)
Universidad Complutense de Madrid University (Spain)
Mainz University (Germany)
University of Greifswald (Germany)
University of Versailles, Paris (France)
Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (Spain)
University of Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium)
University of Zaragoza (Spain)

OTHER RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

Assoc. Prof. Dr G. Balčytytė-Kurtinienė

  • member of LATEFL (Lithuanian Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language);
  • member of the Lithuanian Association of Applied Linguistics, www.litaka.lt;
  • member of IPA (International Phonetic Association).

Assoc. Prof. Dr L. Bartkuvienė

  • President of LAUTE (Lithuanian Association of the University Teachers of English);
  • member of ESSE (European Society for the Study of English);
  • editorial board-member of the journal Journalism Research (Vilnius University, Faculty of Communication);
  • member of the Lithuanian Association of University Teachers of English;
  • member of the Lithuanian Oxford and Cambridge Society;
  • senior member of St. Hilda’s College (Oxford University).

Assist. Prof. Dr D. Castiglione

  • member of the ‘Effects of Foregrounding’ Research Coalition;
  • member of IALS (International Association of Literary Semantics);
  • member of IGEL (international Society for the Empirical Study of Literature) – ‘Foregrounding’ research coalition.

Teaching assistant E. Liubertaitė

  • member of ESSE (European Society for the Study of English);
  • member of ASYRAS (Association of Young Researchers on Anglophone Studies).

Teaching assistant G. Maslauskienė

  • member of ESSE (European Society for the Study of English);
  • member of EATAW (European Association for the Teaching of Academic Writing).

Assoc. Prof. Dr A. Ruskan

  • member of ESSE (European Society for the Study of English);
  • member of SLE (Societas Linguistica Europaea);
  • member of IPrA (International Pragmatics Association).

Prof. Dr A. Samalavičius -

  • editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Architecture and Urbanism (CA, WoS, VGTU Press);
  • editor-in-Chief of Lituanus: the Lithuanian Quarterly (Lituanus Foundation, Chicago);
  • editorial boards member of the Architecture Research (USA); Czas Kultury (Poland); Journal of Architectural Design and Urbanism (Indonesia); Mathematics Interdiscioplinary Research (Iran);
  • member of Architectural Humanities Research Association (UK);
  • member of Urban History Association (USA);
  • member of Architecture, Culture and Spirituality Forum (USA);
  • member of PEN International;
  • member of board of the Lietuvių PEN centras [Lithuanian PEN center];
  • member of the Advisory Board for Penn State University Press book series Ivan Illich: 21st Century Perspectives.

Assoc. Prof. Dr J. Šinkūnienė

  • member of SLE (Societas Linguistica Europaea);
  • member of ESSE (European Society for the Study of English);
  • member of EATAW (European Association for the Teaching of Academic Writing);
  • member of Discourse-Pragmatic Variation & Change (DiPVaC) Research network;
  • member of the Lithuanian Applied Linguistics Association;
  • editorial board member of the journal IPERSTORIA,
    http://www.iperstoria.it/joomla/redazione/comitato-scientifico;
  • executive secretary of the linguistic research journal Kalbotyra;
  • GERAS (Groupe d'Etude et de Recherche en Anglais de Specialite) international correspondent in Lithuania;
  • member of the Humanities and Social sciences committee at the Research Council of Lithuania.

Assoc. Prof. Dr R. Šlapkauskaitė

  • editor-in-Chief of the research journal Literatūra (Literature);
  • member of ESSE (European Society for the Study of English);
  • member of CACLALS (Canadian Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies).

Assist. Prof. Dr A. Šolienė

  • member of SLE (Societas Linguistica Europaea).

Assist. Prof. Dr J. Urbonaitė

  • member of International Cognitive Linguistics Association (ICLA);
  • member of The Association for Researching and Applying Metaphor (RaAM);
  • member of Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE);
  • member of Lithuanian Applied Linguistics Association LITAKA.

Prof. Dr Habil. A. Usonienė

Teaching assistant D. Zibalas

  • member of ESSE (European Society for the Study of English).

BEST PRESENTATIONS DELIVERED AT CONFERENCES ABROAD

MOST IMPORTANT PARTICIPATION CASES OF RESEARCHERS IN WORKING GROUPS OR COMMISSIONS SET UP BY STATE AUTHORITIES, STATE AND MUNICIPAL INSTITUTIONS, ORGANISATIONS, BUSINESS ENTITIES

  • Assoc. Prof. Dr J. Šinkūnienė: a member of the Humanities and Social Sciences Committee at the Research Council of Lithuania.
  • Optimization of the network of higher education institutions and improvement of the quality of studies by merging Šiauliai University and Vilnius University’ No. 09.3.1-ESFA-V-738-03-0001. Participants: Assoc. Prof. Dr L. Bartkuvienė, Assoc. Prof. Dr G. Balčytytė-Kurtinienė.

MOST IMPORTANT RESEARCH DISSEMINATION ACTIVITIES

  • Castiglione, D. Participation in the Poetry Spring Festival in Vilnius (8 July), delivering a non-academic speech on daring and fear in poetry at the Lithuanian Writers’ Union; participation in the PoesiaEuropa on-site festival in Italy (2–5 September), delivering a paper on Italian poetry in the 70s; Il pubblico della poesia podcast (17 November 2021).
  • Peter Drahos. Intelektinių teisių universalumas: ištakos ir raida (The Universality of Intellectual Property Rights: Origins and Development). Translated from English by Almantas Samalavičius. Kultūros barai. 2021, 9: 7–15; 10: 11–19.
  • Samalavičius, A. Aleidos Assmann indėlis į atminties studijas, in: Aleida Assmann. Užmaršties formos (Forms of Oblivion). Translated from German by Inga Bartkuvienė. Kultūros barai. 2021, 162–166.
  • Samalavičius, A. Gerais norais pragaras grįstas (Hell is based on good wishes). Kultūros barai. 2021, 11: 18–22.


DEPARTMENT OF FRENCH PHILOLOGY
Universiteto 5, LT-01122 Vilnius
Tel. 268 7232
E-mail:
Head – Prof. Dr Vytautas Bikulčius

STAFF

Professors: Dr V. Bikulčius, Dr G. Dručkutė.
Associate professor: Dr E. Kačkutė.
Assistant professor: Dr V. Valiukienė.
Lecturers: P. Birbilas, J. Fincas, Dr. J. Navakauskienė, L. Perkauskytė, D. Repeikaitė-Jarmalavičienė, I. Šerniuvienė.
PhD student: J. Šulcaitė-Brollo.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Cross-linguistic studies of French and Lithuanian
Corpus linguistics
Contrastive syntax and semantics (verb complementation, perception verbs, epistemic modality, semantics of locatives)
Text and discourse analysis, academic discourse
Cognitive linguistics
Phonetics and phonological aspects of French and Lithuanian;
Aspects of Francophony
French for specific purposes (FSP): academic French, French for professional purposes, second language acquisition
Language testing; History of the French language
Lexicography (terminology, FSP dictionaries)
Language and literature: Romance literatures, stylistic analysis of literary texts
Literary traditions, their development and transformation in French and Francophone literatures; Investigation of literary trends, genres, thematic and problematic issues in French and Francophone literatures
Textual poetics and its relations to philosophical, aesthetical, sociological systems
Theory of the text
Intertextuality

RESEARCH PROJECTS CARRIED OUT IN 2021

Projects Supported by the University Budget

Germanic and Romance Literary and Cultural Texts. Assoc. Prof. Dr R. Šlapkauskaitė. 2019–2022.

The Department carried out investigation of literary trends, genres and problems of poetics, the development of literary tradition, the relationship of literary texts with Philosophy, Aesthetics, Psychology, Sociology and other theoretical systems. The academic staff continued research into the field French and Francophone literature and especially women literature and published articles on the related issues.

Main publications:

Valiukienė, V., Dubikaltytė-Raugalienė, L. La multifonctionnalité des constructions françaises avec le verbe finir : étude basée sur un corpus français-lituanien. Kalbotyra. 2021, 74: 247–267.

Averis, K., Kačkutė, E., Mao, C. Introduction: Crossing the Boundaries. Transgression(s) in Twenty-First-Century Women’s Writing, Leiden: Brill-Rodopi, Faux Titre. 2021, 444: 1–10.

Kačkutė-Hagan, E. Mothering across Languages and Cultures in Ying Chen’s Letters to her children. Imagining Motherhood in the Twenty-first Century. 2021, 59–74.

International Research Projects

Call: H2020-WIDESPREAD-2020-5 Type of action: CSA Proposal number: 952366 Proposal acronym: MotherNet Duration (months): 36. Developing a New Network of Researchers on Contemporary European Motherhood Activity: WIDESPREAD-05-2020 – Twinning. Assoc. Coordinator in Lithuania: Prof. Dr. E. Kačkutė.

Arts and Humanities Research Council (UK). Salt Babies: Narrating Maternity in Russian and Comparative Literature. Coordinator: Assoc. Prof. Dr E. Kačkutė. 2021–2022.

Other Projects

Lithuanian Council for Culture (together with Lithuanian Librarian Association). Migration, Motherhood, Career (exhibition Portrait of a (Working) Mother and accompanying public events). Researcher: Assoc. Prof. Dr E. Kačkutė. 2020–2021.

MAIN RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION PARTNERS

Institute of the Lithuanian Literature and Folklore (Lithuania)
Lithuanian Comparative Literature Association (Lithuania)
French Institute, Vilnius (Lithuania)
University of Bialystok (Poland)
University of Maynooth (Ireland)
University of Uppsala (Sweden)

OTHER RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

Prof. Dr V. Bikulčius

  • member of the Lithuanian Literary Translators’ Association.

Prof. Dr G. Dručkutė

  • executive secretary of the journal Literatūra (Literature);
  • board member of the Lithuanian Comparative Literature Association;
  • editorial board member of the Medieval Literature and the Literature of Enlightenment Series;
  • member of the Lithuanian Literary Translators’ Association.

Assoc. Prof. Dr E. Kačkutė

  • member of the Slavic and East European Maternal Studies Network;
  • member of the Irish French and Francophonic Studies Association (ADEFFI);
  • member of the Society for French studies (UK);
  • member of CWWF (Network of Contemporary French Women Literature);
  • member of the Fédération international des professeurs de français (FIPF).

Assist. Prof. Dr V. Valiukienė

  • board member of the Lithuanian Association of Teachers of French.

BEST PRESENTATIONS DELIVERED AT CONFERENCES ABROAD

MOST IMPORTANT RESEARCH DISSEMINATION ACTIVITIES

  • Bikulčius, V. Lecture French Prizes of Literature in 2021. French Institute (IF Lituanie), Vilnius, 25 November 2021.
  • Kačkutė, E. Motinos kalba emigracijoje: pareigos našta (Mother tongue in emigration: burden of duty), meeting of Lithuanian communities in Greece, Cyprus, Crete Cyprus, Paphos, 17 October 2021.
  • Kačkutė, E. Medėjos mitas šiuolaikinėje moterų literatūroje (Medea Myth in Contemporary Women's Literature), Klaipėda Public Ieva Simonaitytė Library, Klaipėda, 30 June 2021.
  • Valiukienė, V. Les curiosités linguistiques en français. Conference of Lithuanian Teachers of French «Covid-19. Et après? ». Vilnius University, 27 November 2021.
  • Valiukienė, V. Organization and moderation of the forum Interactive French language café. Vilnius Universitety, Leipzig University, Arqus 8th International scientific conference The Linguistic, Educational and Intercultural Research 2021 (LEIC Research 2021) Vilnius, 21–22 October 2021.


DEPARTMENT OF ITALIAN LINGUISTICS AND LITERATURE

Universiteto 5, LT-01122 Vilnius
Tel. 268 7232
E-mail:
Head – Assoc. Prof. Dr Diego Ardoino

STAFF

Associate professors: Dr Diego Ardoino, Dr D. Būrė, Dr N. Di Nunzio.
Assistant professor: Dr J. T. Ramonaitė (part-time).
Lecturers: A. Calì, P. Fertoli, D. Trezzi, M. Notari (part-time).
Doctoral student: Julija Šabasevičiūtė (joint supervision of Pisa University and Vilnius University; supervisor at VU Assoc. Prof. Dr D. Ardoino).

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Italian synchronic and diachronic linguistics; Italian dialectology
Cross-linguistic studies of Italian and Lithuanian
Italian language teaching
History of the Italian language
History of the Italian literature
Translation studies
Lexicography

RESEARCH PROJECTS CARRIED OUT IN 2021

Projects Supported by the University Budget

Germanic and Romance Literary and Cultural Texts. Assoc. Prof. Dr R. Šlapkauskaitė. 2019–2022.

Main publications:

Di Nunzio, N. Giacomo Leopardi in lituano: l’Infinito nelle traduzioni di Nyka-Niliūnas e Lanis Breilis. Kwartalnik Neofilologiczny. 2021, 2: 229–245.

Di Nunzio, N. Il confine e il mare. Dispositivi di creazione letteraria nella macchina poietica di Enrico Morovich. Kwartalnik Neofilologiczny. 2021, 1: 15–27.

Di Nunzio, N. Pirandello in Lituania. Il caso del teatro. S. Milioto (ed.) Sei peronaggi in cerca d’autore. 1921-2021. Edizioni Lussografica, Caltanissetta. 2021, 129–147.

Synchronic, Diachronic and Typological Investigations into the Lexical, Phonological and Grammatical systems of the Baltic Languages. Prof. Habil. Dr B. Stundžia, 2019–2022.

Main publications:

Ardoino, D. Qualche considerazione sulla personalità ed il poliglottismo del cardinale Giuseppe Mezzofanti. M. Kaliska e D. Ardoino (a cura di). Relazioni trans(n)azionali. L’italia(no) punto di partenza e approdo di lingue e culture diverse, Wydawnictwo DiG, Warszawa. 2021, 157–171.

Ardoino, D. Kaliska, M. Il tessuto del racconto plurilingue. Tra le maglie dell’Italia(no): intrecci, legami, contatti e tangenze. M. Kaliska e D. Ardoino (a cura di). Relazioni trans(n)azionali. L’italia(no) punto di partenza e approdo di lingue e culture diverse, Wydawnictwo DiG, Warszawa. 2021, 9–16.

Ardoino, D., Kaliska, M. (a cura di). Relazioni trans(n)azionali. L’italia(no) punto di partenza e approdo di lingue e culture diverse, Wydawnictwo DiG, Warszawa. 2021, 178 pp.

Other Projects

Pastille - European Arts and Traditions in Italian Language Learning. Funded by the European Commission through the Polish National Agency for the Erasmus+ Programme– https://pastille.pixel-online.org/. Participant: Assoc. Prof. Dr N. Di Nunzio. 01 December 2019–31 August 2022.

Lithuanian Council for Culture. Digitization and distribution of the Baltic and Lithuanian journal Studi Baltici (Baltų studijos/ Baltic Studies) on a newly created website commemorating the 90th anniversary of the first issue of the journal, No. 5/PTU5-5 (6.98)/2021. Principal investigator: Assoc. Prof. Dr D. Ardoino. Participant: J. Šabasevičiūtė. 03 May–31 December 2021.

The V-th Dialectological Expedition to Western Liguria (San Bartolomeo al Mare, Bordighera, Andora and Diano Marina). Supported by Erasmus Traineeship Programme. Partners: Istituto Internazionale di Studi Liguri, Bordighera (IM) and Asd. San Matteo, San Bartolomeo al Mare (IM). Expedition coordinator: Assoc. Prof. Dr D. Ardoino. Participants: J. Šabasevičiūtė, A. Calì, D. Ardoino and students of the BA Study Programme of Italian Philology. 23–28 August 2021.

The project investigates some dialectal varieties of western Liguria, paying particular attention to the phonetic and lexical aspects. The main aim of the project is to record audio and video files of native dialect speakers and at the same time to take pictures of the particular objects mentioned during the conversations. The privileged fields of investigation concern the old recessive crafts such as the miller, the shoemaker, the farrier, etc.

MAIN R&D&I (RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION) PARTNERS

University of Pisa, Department of Philology, Literature and Linguistics (Italy)
The Italian Cultural Institute in Vilnius (Lithuania)
National Museum – Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania, Vilnius (Lithuania)
Istituto Internazionale di Studi Liguri, Bordighera (Italy)

OTHER RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

Assoc. Prof. Dr D. Būrė

  • editorial board member of the Letteratura italiana antica: rivista annuale di testi e studi (Italy);
  • editorial board member of the Rivista di letteratura italiana e francese (Italy);
  • member of the Commission for the preparation of the Series Viduramžių biblioteka (Medieval Library) published by the Institute of Lithuanian Literature and Folklore.

Assoc. Prof. Dr D. Ardoino

  • member of the Committee of the PhD Study Programme of Discipline Linguistiche;
  • Letterature Straniere, Department FiLeLi University of Pisa;
  • member of the scientific council of the Institute of the Lithuanian Language (Lietuvių kalbos institutas), Vilnius, Lithuania;
  • member of the management board of the Center for the Study of Language and Society;
  • representative of the Institute of Slavic Languages and Literatures of the University of Bern);
  • in charge of the newly founded Baltic Studies Centre in Bern.

Assoc. Prof. Dr N. Di Nunzio

  • member of the Committee of the PhD Study Programme of Economia, cultura e ambiente. Scienze economiche e umanistiche per la valorizzazione dei territori, University of Foggia;
  • member of the Scientific Committee of the international journal La parola nel testo. Rivista internazionale di letteratura italiana e comparata, Fabrizio Serra Editore, Pisa-Roma.

BEST PRESENTATIONS DELIVERED AT CONFERENCES ABROAD

MOST IMPORTANT RESEARCH DISSEMINATION ACTIVITIES

  • Ardoino, D. and Šabasevičiūtė, J. (in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute in Vilnius) Organization and coordination of the 21st Week of the Italian Language in the World Dante, l’italiano. 18–22 October 2021.
  • Ardoino, D. Invited discussion participant Language Forum Is there a place for the Lithuanian language in modern science? (Kalbos forumas Ar šiuolaikiniame moksle yra vietos lietuvių kalbai?) Vilnius, State Commission of the Lithuanian Language. 6 October 2021.
  • Ardoino, D. conception, organization and coordination of the Forum Bridges of Culture between the Faculty of Philology of Vilnius University and Liguria. San Bartolomeo al Mare, Istituto Internazionale di Studi Liguri, Vilniaus universiteto Italų kalbotyros ir literatūros katedra, Circolo Culturale Cà de Pujö, A.S.D. San Matteo. San Bartolomeo al Mare (Italy). 25 September 2021.
  • Ardoino, D. organization and moderation of the forum Interactive Italian language café. Vilnius Universitety, Leipzig University, Arqus 8th International scientific conference The Linguistic, Educational and Intercultural Research 2021 (LEIC Research 2021) Vilnius, 21–22 October 2021.
  • Ardoino, D. Training courses for lecturers in Lithuanian language. Kaunas, Vytautas Magnus University, project Strengthening cooperation between foreign Baltic Centers and Lithuanian research and study institutions. January 20, 2021.
  • Būrė, D. Interview about A. Ponchielli’s opera Lietuviai (The Lithuanians). Festival LNOBT OPEN (NM Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania, 6 July 2021.
  • Būrė, D. Interview about the importance of Dante for the Italian culture. LRT (national brodcaster) brodcast Panorama, 14 September 2021.

 

INSTITUTE OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES

Universiteto 5, LT–01513 Vilnius
Tel. 268 7266
E-mail:
Director – Prof. Dr Roma Kriaučiūnienė


DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHING AND RESEARCH

Universiteto 5, LT-01513 Vilnius
Tel. 268 7272
E-mail:
Head – Assoc. Prof. Dr Liudmila Arcimavičienė
Acting Head – Assist. Prof. Dr O. Ivancu (since September 2021)

STAFF

Professors: Dr R. Kriaučiūnienė.
Associate professor: Dr L. Arcimavičienė.
Assistant professor: Dr O. Ivancu.
Teaching assistants: D. Straižytė, L. Zavadskienė.
Lecturers: R. Burbaitė, A. Dapšienė, L. Giniūnienė, D. Gornatkevičienė, D. Janavičienė, A. Jankūnienė, V. Jankauskaitė-Jokūbaitienė, L. Marčiulionytė, D. Pinkevičienė, I. Piščikienė, A. Pranculienė, I. Rozgienė, R. Sirvydė, R. Stalnionytė, A. Statkevičienė, D. Straižytė, V. Vaskelaitė.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Applied Linguistics
English morphology and semantics
Foreign language teaching methodology
Teaching English for specific purposes (ESP): academic English, English for professional purposes
Content Language Integrated Learning (CLIL)
Development of value attitudes and moral competence
Development of students’ linguistic and intercultural competences
Media and political discourse

RESEARCH PROJECTS CARRIED OUT IN 2021

Projects Supported by the University Budget

Teaching and Learning Modern Languages as a Prerequisite for the Development of General and Subject-Specific Competences. Prof. Dr Roma Kriaučiūnienė. 2019–2022.

The aim is to investigate the possibilities of developing general and subject-specific competencies in teaching and learning processes of modern languages, analyse various lingvo-didactic phenomena.

Main publications:

Kriaučiūnienė, R., Lind, G. Validation of the Lithuanian Version of Moral Competence Test and Application of KMDD in Language Teaching/Learning Process at Vilnius University, Lithuania. Ethics in Progress. 2021, 12(1): 6–14.

Kriaučiūnienė, R., Papaurėlytė, P. On the Issue of Reading Multimodal Texts. International Journal of Multilingual Education. 2021, 83–104. http://multilingualeducation.org/

Giniūnienė, L., Snukiškienė, I. Readings for Students of Computer Science. Vilnius University. 2021. https://www.knygynas.vu.lt/readings-for-students-of-computer-science.

International Research Projects

Think4Jobs Critical Thinking for Successful Jobs (No 2020-1-EL01-KA203-078797). ERASMUS + KA 2 Strategic Partnerships Project. Project coordinator University of Western Macedonia, Greece; project partners: Hochschule Emden/Leer, Germany; Academia de studii economice din Bucurestia, Romania; Universidade de Evore, Portugal; Vilnius University, Lithuania. Coordinator of Vilnius University research team: Prof. Dr R. Kriaučiūnienė. Participants: Assoc. Prof. Dr L. Arcimavičienė, Assist. Prof. Dr O. Ivancu. 2020–2023.

ARQUS European University Alliance 612247-EPP-1-2019-1-ES-EPPKA2-EUR-UNIV Erasmus+ KA2- Strategic Partnerships project: Cooperation for Innovation and the Exchange of Good Practices European Universities. https://www.arqus-alliance.eu/ funded by the European Commission. Project coordinator: Granada University. Project partners: University of Bergen, University of Graz, Université de Lyon, University of Padova, Leipzig University, Vilnius University. https://www.arqus-alliance.eu/. Coordinator and manager: Prof. Dr R. Kriaučiūnienė. Participants: L. Marčiulionytė. 2019–2021.

Health Providers under Moral Distress, Panic and Trauma during the COVID-19 Pandemic (a dual-pattern study). Project coordinator Prof. Dr Ewa Nowak (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland). Participant: Prof. Dr R. Kriaučiūnienė. 2020–2021.

Other projects

New Methodological Approaches to Teaching about Disinformation Discourses in Lithuanian High Schools and Universities. Assist. Prof. Dr A. Mastandrea. Participants: Assoc. Prof. Dr L. Arcimavičienė, V. Jankauskaitė-Jokūbaitienė, Prof. Dr R. Kriaučiūnienė. 2020–2021.

Educating the Society and Strengthening the Potential of Human Resources in Lithuania. Project code: 09.4.3-ESFA-T-846-01-0106. English teaching for professional development. Participant: R. Sirvydė.

MAIN R&D&I (RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION) PARTNERS

Göttingen University (Germany)
Leipzig University (Germany)
University of Western Macedonia (Greece)
Adam Mickiewicz University/Poznań (Poland)
University of Turin (Italy)

OTHER RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

Assoc. Prof. Dr L. Arcimavičienė

  • member of the Association of Researching and Applying Metaphor (RaAM), http://www.raam.org.uk/Home.html;
  • member of the Organising Committee of the 14th International Conference of the Association for Researching and Applying Metaphor (RaAM) Metaphor and Space, 23–26 June 2021, virtual, https://www.raam14.flf.vu.lt/organizing-committee/;
  • member of the Organising and Programme Committees of the 8th International Scientific Conference Linguistic, Educational, and Intercultural Research 2021 (LEIC Research 2021), organized in collaboration with Leipzig University in the framework of the Arqus action line 4 Multilingualand Multicultural University, 21–22 October 2021, https://www.conference.uki.vu.lt/images/2021/Programme.pdf.

Assist. Prof. Dr O. Ivancu

  • member of the Organising and Programme Committees of the 8th International Scientific Conference Linguistic, Educational, and Intercultural Research 2021 (LEIC Research 2021), organized in collaboration with Leipzig University in the framework of the Arqus action line 4 Multilingualand Multicultural University, 21–22 October 2021, https://www.conference.uki.vu.lt/images/2021/Programme.pdf.

Prof. Dr R. Kriaučiūnienė

  • member of the Language Teachers’ Association of Lithuania (LKPA), http://www.lkpa.vdu.lt/apie-lkpa/;
  • board member of the CEL/ELC European Language Council, http://www.celelc.org/;
  • executive board member the CEL/ELC European Language Council, http://www.celelc.org/;
  • member of the CEL/ELC European Language Council Outstanding Doctorate Award 2021 Committee, http://www.celelc.org/;
  • editorial board member of the journal Verbum, http://www.zurnalai.vu.lt/verbum/issue/archive;
  • editorial board member of the journal Studies About Languages / Kalbų studijos, https://kalbos.ktu.lt/index.php/KStud/about/editorialTeam;
  • editorial board member of the journal Ogrody Nauk i Sztuk, Wroclaw University, Poland, www.joedcuso.eu/www.ogrodynauk.pl;
  • advisory Board member of the journal Filozofia Publiczna i Edukacja Demokratyczna, Adam Mickiewicz University/Poznań, Poland;
  • advisory Board member of the journal Ethics in Progress Quarterly (online, www.ethicsinprogress.org);
  • advisory Board member of Cambridge Scholars Publishing, http://www.cambridgescholars.com/t/AppliedLinguisticsAdvisory;
  • organiser of a series of intensive international Professional Development Courses (Part 5- 6) seminars/workshops: University Language Teaching, Learning and Assessment within the Context of the CEFR Companion Volume: implementing changes in university language teaching and assessment;
  • head of the working group of Vilnius University Language Policy Guidelines, Guidelines Implementation and Monitoring Plan. VU Rector’s order On the Establishment of the Working Group for Preparation of Vilnius University Language Policy Guidelines and their Implementation and Monitoring Plan, 27 November 2020;
  • chair of the Organising Committee and Vice-chair of the Programme Committee of the 8th International Scientific Conference Linguistic, Educational, and Intercultural Research 2021 (LEIC Research 2021), organized in collaboration with Leipzig University in the framework of the Arqus action line 4 Multilingualand Multicultural University, 21–22 October 2021, https://www.conference.uki.vu.lt/images/2021/Programme.pdf;
  • member of Organising and Programme Committee of the European Language Council CEL/ELC conference Language and Rights, 2–3 December 2021, http://www.celelc.org/wp
    file:///C:/Users/User/Downloads/CELELC_CfP_Conference2021_EN.pdf.

Teaching assistant L. Zavadskienė

  • member of the Lithuanian Association of Teachers’ of English as a Foreign Language (LAKMA), www.lakmaonline.lt;
  • member of the Language Teachers Association of Lithuania (LKPA), http://www.lkpa.vdu.lt/apie-lkpa/;
  • member of the VU Šiauliai Academy scientific group Teacher education and the processes of teaching and learning;
  • scientific committee member of the 8th international conference Linguistic, Educational, and Intercultural Research 2021 (LEIC Research 2021);
  • board member of the Language Teachers Association of Lithuania (LKPA), http://www.lkpa.vdu.lt;
  • member of the Lithuanian Educational Research Association (LERA), www.lera.lt.

Lecturer V. Vaskelaitė

  • co-founder and member of Lithuanian Association of conference interpreters.

BEST PRESENTATIONS DELIVERED AT CONFERENCES ABROAD

  • Ivancu, O. Analiza literară: nevoia de a evada din Turnul de Fildeș (Discussing Literature: a Necessary Step outside the Ivory Tower). International Conference Travelling in the Literary Imaginary, organised by University of Alba Iulia, Romania, 8–10 July 2021, http://speculum.uab.ro/upload/33_155_program_imaginar_2021.pdf.
  • Ivancu, O. Spațiul ca element de balcanism literar. International Conference Science, Education, Culture, organised by University of Comrat, Republic of Moldova, 11 February 2021, https://anacec.md/en/events/conferința-științifico-practică-„ştiinţă-educaţie-cultură”-0.
  • Ivancu, O. The Craft of Irony in Vladimir Nabokov's "A Matter of Chance" and "The Dragon". International Conference Irony and Humour in Translation, organised by University of Lisbon, Portugal, 22–23January 2021. https://sites.google.com/campus.ul.pt/rostul9/?fbclid=IwAR0KpgMOWkPz6nug0mTW0H3-Jr4S-wIwNQU2hRxJ74I2FT4V5vdDHgzWr9Q.
  • Kriaučiūnienė, R. Plenary presentation: Language Policy as an Element of Internationalization. Fourth International Conference Second Language Teaching/acquisition in the Context of Multilingual Education. Tbilisi State University, Vilnius University, Center of Civil Integration and Inter-ethnic Relations. 29–30 September 2021, Tbilisi, Georgia.
  • Sirvydė, R., Matulienė, S., Janina Juškevičiūtė, J. Facing hate crimes and hate speech in Lithuania: Problems, challenges and the case law. International Scientific Conference: Criminal Justice and Security in Central and Easten Europe. University of Maribor, Ljubljana, Slovenia. 13–15 September 2021, https://www.fvv.um.si/conf2021/assets/programme_cjss_2021.pdf.

MOST IMPORTANT RESEARCH DISSEMINATION ACTIVITIES

  • Pinkevičienė, D. Differences in mixed language between men and women at work: an analysis of two cases. A presentation about a sociolinguistic case study of mixed speech styles in gendered workplace discourse delivered for LITAKA (Lithuanian Association of Applied Linguistics) members, 19 March 2021.
  • Sirvydė, R. participated in a live stream public lecture-talk event A deep dive into the universe of language on YouTube in the field of linguistics and psycholinguistics, covering such aspects as language acquisition, functioning, the way culture shapes the language, linguistic universals and differences as well as interesting scientific findings and the motivation to study linguistics. 26 March 2021. https://www.facebook.com/events/1138699453258539
  • Ivancu, O. Guest speaker at Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany. Presented the videoconference Romanian Culture. Shifting from East to West. A Brief History of Ideas.


DEPARTMENT OF RESEARCH IN LANGUAGES FOR SPECIFIC PURPOSES

Universiteto 5, LT-01513 Vilnius
Tel. 268 7271
E-mail:
Acting head – Prof. Dr Roma Kriaučiūnienė

STAFF

Associate professors: Dr S. Postič, Dr A. Janulienė.
Assistant professor: Dr S. Kontrimienė.
Lecturers: V. Asijavičiūtė, R. Bačiulienė, V. Eimulienė, R. Montvilienė, B. O. Palovienė, G. Pleikienė, D. Snapkauskaitė, R. Valiukienė, L. Norvilienė.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Contrastive syntax and semantics
Teaching English for specific purposes (ESP): academic English, English for professional purposes
Content language integrated learning (CLIL)
Literary discourse
Translation

RESEARCH PROJECTS CARRIED OUT IN 2021

Projects Supported by the University Budget

Structural, Semantic, Phonetic and Functional Research of Languages for Specific Purposes. Prof. Dr J. Korostenskienė. 2019–2022.

The aim is to investigate language structure and aspects of discourse within the dimensions of semantics, phonetic theory, corpus linguistics, discourse analysis, translation theory and conceptual metaphor theory, seeking to reveal linguistic phenomena through the use of one or more language(s) as well as by exploring their interaction with cultural and social processes.

Main publication:

Korostenskienė, J. A split-CP perspective on the Lithuanian superlexical prefix be-. Leuvense Bijdragen. 2021, 103: 335–385.

National Research Projects

Research Council of Lithuania. Futuristic Scenarios of the Lithuanian General Education School, No. S-MIP-20-58. Researcher: Assist. Prof. Dr S. Kontrimienė. 2020–2023.

International Research Projects

ERASMUS + KA 2 Strategic Partnerships Project Think4Jobs Critical Thinking for Successful Jobs (No 2020-1-EL01-`KA203-078797). Project coordinator University of Western Macedonia, Greece; project partners: Hochschule Emden/Leer, Germany; Academia de studii economice din Bucurestia, Romania; Universidade de Evore, Portugal; Vilnius University, Lithuania. Researchers: Assoc. Prof. Dr S. Postič, A. Vaidakavičiūtė. 2020–2023.

ERASMUS + KA203 Strategic Partnerships for Higher Education Project Innovative Teacher Education Through Personalized Learning (2018-1-LT01-KA203-046979). Project partners: University of Iceland (Iceland), University College Cork (Ireland), Vilnius University, Vytautas Magnus University. Researcher: Assist. Prof. Dr. S. Kontrimienė.

Other projects

Application of Contemporary Teaching Methods in the Field of Specialised Language and Terminology. Ss. Cyril and Methodius University Skopje, North Macedonia, N. Macedonia. Ss. Cyril and Methodius University. Participant: R. Valiukienė. 2020–2022.

Lithuanian Council for Culture. Lithuanian-English Proverbs and Sayings about a Wolf. Coordinator and manager: R. Bačiulienė. 2020–2021.

MAIN R&D&I (RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION) PARTNERS

University of Cagliary (Italy)
University of Western Macedonia (Greece)
University of Göttingen (Germany)
University College Cork (Ireland)

OTHER RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

Assoc. Prof. Dr. A. Janulienė

  • member of the Board of the English Speaking Union;
  • member of the Lithuanian Applied Linguistics Association (LITAKA);
  • member of the European Society for the Study of English;
  • editorial board member of the of the research journal VERBUM, http://www.journals.vu.lt/verbum/about/editorialTeam.

Assist. Prof. Dr S. Kontrimienė

  • member of the Lithuanian Educational Research Association (LERA);
  • member of the European Educational Research Association (EERA);
  • member of the World Education Research Association (WERA);
  • member of the European Alliance for Social Sciences and Humanities (EASSH);
  • member of the Language Teachers’ Association (LKPA);
  • member of the Programme Committee of the 8th International Scientific Conference Linguistic, Educational, and Intercultural Research 2021 (LEIC Research 2021), 21–22 October 2021, organized in collaboration with Leipzig University in the framework of the Arqus action line 4 Multilingualand Multicultural University. https://www.conference.uki.vu.lt/images/2021/Programme.pdf.

Lecturer B. O. Palovienė

  • member of the Language Teachers’ Association of Lithuania (LKPA),
  • President of the English-Speaking Union Lithuania,
  • international board member of the English Speaking Union (ESU),
  • virtual seminar in partnership with the US Embassy (PR officer Sarra Stealy) to the students of LEXIS: US ELECTIONS 2020.

Assoc. Prof. Dr S. Poštič

  • member of the Quality Assurance Committee of the Erasmus+ Key Action 2-Strategic partnerships project Think4Jobs Critical Thinking for Successful Jobs (No. 2020-1- EL01-KA203-078797);
  • member of the Organising and Programme Committees of the 8th International Scientific Conference Linguistic, Educational, and Intercultural Research 2021 (LEIC Research 2021), 21–22 October 2021, organized in collaboration with Leipzig University in the framework of the Arqus action line 4 Multilingualand Multicultural University, https://www.conference.uki.vu.lt/images/2021/Programme.pdf.

BEST PRESENTATIONS DELIVERED AT CONFERENCES ABROAD

MOST IMPORTANT RESEARCH DISSEMINATION ACTIVITIES


DEPARTMENT OF ROMANCE LINGUISTICS

Universiteto 5, LT-01513 Vilnius
Tel. 268 7268
E-mail:
Head – Prof. Dr Danguolė Melnikienė

STAFF

Professor: Dr D. Melnikienė.
Associate professors: Dr C. Caro Dugo, Dr D. Mickūnaitytė.
Assistant professor: Dr A. Rascon Caballero.
Lecturers: E. Girniuvienė, S. Kamarauskaitė, S. Kosova, L. Pavan, N. Strikauskaitė, I. Subačienė, R. Tamošaitienė, E,Sidorovič, E.Sakalytė, G.Irnienė.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Lexicography
Lexicology
Translation studies
Literary studies

RESEARCH PROJECTS CARRIED OUT IN 2021

Projects Supported by the University Budget

Diachronic and Achronic Lexicography and Metalexicography. Prof. Dr D. Melnikienė. 2019–2022.

The aim is to investigate different types of dictionaries, their history, peculiarities of their lexicographic description, analyse dictionary formation problems, provide methodological insights into reparation of new and development of the existing dictionaries; develop and digitise bilingual dictionaries.

Main publications:

Melnikienė, D. Lapienytė M. Un cas d'exemple dictionnairique: les pragmatèmes de signalisation. In: Cahiers du dictionnairem Ed. Classiques Garnier. 2021, 69–82.

Melnikienė, D. Saussure, miraculeusement retrouvé / Saussure, miraculously rediscovered. Review. Verbum. 2021, 12: 2. doi: 10.15388/Verb.21.

Rascon, A. Las unidades pluriverbales nominales equivalentes a compuesto en los diccionarios bilingües lituano-español/francés/inglés. ROCZNIKI HUMANISTYCZNE. 2021, 69(8): 18 p.

MAIN RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION PARTNERS

Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain)
University of Palermo (Italy)
University of Granada (Spain)
University of Bergen (Norway)

OTHER RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

Assoc. Prof. Dr C. Caro Dugo

  • editorial board member of the journal Verbum;
  • member of the Lithuanian Association of Literary Translators;
  • member of THE International Association of Teachers of Spanish;
  • member of the Programme Committee of the 8th International Scientific Conference Linguistic, Educational, and Intercultural Research 2021 (LEIC Research 2021), 21–22 October 2021, organized in collaboration with Leipzig University in the framework of the Arqus action line 4 Multilingualand Multicultural University, https://www.conference.uki.vu.lt/images/2021/Programme.pdf.

Prof. Dr D. Melnikienė

BEST PRESENTATIONS DELIVERED AT CONFERENCES ABROAD

  • Melnikienė, D. Le charme discret de la grammaire dans les dictionnaires bilingues. International Conference XVIIe Journée des Dictionnaires, Grammaire dans les dictionnaires. Université de Tunis, 26–27 November 2021.
  • Rascon, A. The Ways of Exemplifying in Bilingual Lithuanian Dictionaries. The 8th International conference Linguistic, Educational, and Intercultural Research 2021 (LEIC Research 2021), 21–22 October 2021, organized in collaboration with Leipzig University in the framework of the Arqus action line 4 Multilingualand MulticulturalUniversity. https://www.conference.uki.vu.lt/images/2021/Programme.pdf
  • Caro Dugo, C. Translation of a play of classical Spanish theater into Lithuanian. International conference Prospects for the translation of romanian texts. Vytautas Magnus University, 22 April 2021.
  • Caro Dugo, C. Culture as a way towards mutual understanding: an intercultural experience. Main speaker at the BIBA Forum: Building Intergenerational Bridges in Arqus, an initiative to build more inclusive societies. Online Arquus forum. 7 June 2021.
  • Caro Dugo, C. Moderator at Interactive Spanish Language Café. The 8th International Conference Linguistic, Educational, and Intercultural Research-2021 (LEIC 2021), organized in collaboration with Leipzig University in the framework of the Arqus action line 4 Multilingualand MulticulturalUniversity, 21–22 October. https://www.conference.uki.vu.lt/images/2021/Programme.pdf


MEDIA LINGUISTICS CENTRE

Universiteto 5, LT-01513 Vilnius
Tel. 268 7271
E-mail:

Head – Assoc. Prof. Dr Viktorija Makarova
Acting Head – Prof. Dr Julija Korostenskienė (since September 2021)

STAFF

Professors: Dr J. Korostenskienė.
Associate professors: Dr L. Chodzkienė, Dr L. Bikelienė.
Assistant professors: Dr L. Inčiuraitė-Noreikienė, Dr J. Kirejeva.
Teaching assistant: I. Snukiškienė.
Lecturers: J. Kirejeva, H. L. Shipman, E. Židonienė, N. Petrauskienė (till August 31, 2021).

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Phonetics
Morphology
Syntax
Cognitive linguistics
Persuasive discourse
Literary discourse
Conflict communication
Intercultural Communication
Foreign language teaching methodology

RESEARCH PROJECTS CONDUCTED IN 2021

Projects Supported by the University Budget

Linguistic Media Research. Assoc. Prof. Dr V. Makarova. 2019–2022.

The aim is to investigate peculiarities of different language functioning and linguistic behaviour of communication participants in the area of contemporary media.

Main publications:

Belovodskaja, A., Korostenskiene, J. Humour of solidarity in Russian-speaking discourse on social networking groups in Lithuania (book chapter). In: The Ethics of Humour in Online Slavic Media Communication. 2021, pp. 139–152.

Snukiškienė I. Analysis of Linguo-cultural Picture of LIE in Systemic Data. Vilnius University Open Series. 2021, 2: 97–109. doi: 10.15388/VLLP.2021.6.

International Research Projects

Problemorientierter Soft CLIL Ansatz fur nichtenglischen FS-Unterricht (No. 2018-1-SK01-KA201-046316). 2019-2021. Participant: Assoc. Prof. Dr V. Makarova.

Problemorientierter Soft CLIL Ansatz fur nichtenglischen FS-Unterricht (Nr. 2018-1-SK01-KA201-046316). 2019-01-15 – 2021-08-31. Researcher: Assoc. Prof. Dr V. Makarova.

World Universities' Response to COVID-19: Remote Online Language-Teaching. Coordinator: Dr Nebojša Radič, Cambridge University Language Centre. The project involved researchers from 25 universities. Participant: Assoc. Prof. Dr L. Chodzkienė. 2020–2021.

Erasmus+ KA2 project of Strategic Partnerships for Digital Education Readiness. QuILL – Quality in Language Learning (2020-1-PT01-KA226-HE-094809). Project coordinator: Polytechnic Institute of Bragança (Portugal). Project partners: PIXEL (Italy); Károli Gáspár University (Hungary); University of Bologna (Italy); Vilnius University (Lithuania); University of Cuza (Romania); Universidad de Cordoba (Spain). Coordinator of Vilnius University research team: Assoc. Prof. Dr Loreta Chodzkienė. Participants: Prof. Dr Julija Korostenskienė, Dr Olga Medvedeva, Hannah Shipman, Rita Vickienė.

National Research Projects

Research Council of Lithuania and the Ministry of Education, Science and Sports. Linguistic Integration of Children from Emigrant Families Returning to Lithuania: Levels of Proficiency in Lithuanian and Approaches to Teaching, No P-REP-21-1. Participant: Assoc. Prof. Dr L.Bikelienė. 01 February 2021–31 August 2022. https://spektras.lmt.lt/index0.php

National Agency for Education, Lithuania.Development of General Education Research, Assessment and Monitoring System: Assessment of Student Achievement (09.2.1-ESFA-V-706-02-0001). Participant: H. Shipman. 2019–2021. https://www.nsa.smm.lt/stebesenos-ir-vertinimo-departamentas/projektai/projektas-nr-09-2-1-esfa-v-706-02-0001-bendrojo-ugdymo-tyrimu-vertinimo-ir-stebesenos-sistemos-pletra-mokiniu-pasiekimu-vertinimas/

Research Council of Lithuania. Lithuanian Proverbs and Sayings: their Collection, Research and Dissemination (P-LIP-18-147). Participant: I. Snukiškienė. 2018–2021.

MAIN R&D&I (RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION) PARTNERS

Saint Petersburg State University (Russia)
Turiba University (Latvia)
University of Southern California (USA)
University of León (Spain)

OTHER RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

Assoc. Prof. Dr L. Bikelienė

  • member of the Lithuanian Association of Applied Linguistics (LITAKA);
  • member of the Language Teachers’ Association of Lithuania (LKPA), http://www.lkpa.vdu.lt/apie-lkpa/;
  • member of the European Association for Language Testing and Assessment;
  • member of the International Phonetic Association;
  • member of the Learner Corpus Association;
  • deputy editor-in-chief of the journal Verbum, http://www.zurnalai.vu.lt/verbum/about/editorialTeam;
  • member of the Programme Committee of the 8th International Scientific Conference Linguistic, Educational, and Intercultural Research 2021 (LEIC Research 2021), 21–22 October 2021, organized in collaboration with Leipzig University in the framework of the Arqus action line 4 Multilingualand Multicultural University, https://www.conference.uki.vu.lt/images/2021/Programme.pdf.

Assoc. Prof. Dr L. Chodzkienė

  • member of SIETAR EUROPA (Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research;
  • member of the Language Teachers’ Association of Lithuania (LKPA), http://www.lkpa.vdu.lt/apie-lkpa/;
  • member of the Lithuanian Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (LAKMA);
  • member of the European Society for the Study of English (ESSE);
  • editorial board member of the journal Ogrody Nauk i Sztuk (Poland);
  • member of the programme committee of annual international conferences Education and New Development (END);
  • an external evaluator of the Erasmus+ project Culture knowledge and language competences as a means to develop the 21st century skills (No: 2018-1-HR01-KA204-047430);
  • member of the Organising and Programme Committees of the 8th international conference Linguistic, Educational, and Intercultural Research 2021 (LEIC Research 2021), 21–22 October 2021, organized in collaboration with Leipzig University in the framework of the Arqus action line 4 Multilingualand Multicultural University, https://www.conference.uki.vu.lt/images/2021/Programme.pdf.

Prof. Dr J. Korostenskienė

  • editorial board member of the journal Studies about Languages / Kalbų studijos, https://kalbos.ktu.lt/index.php/KStud/about/editorialTeam;
  • member of the German Cognitive Linguistics Association (DGKL / GCLA);
  • member of the International Systemic Functional Linguistics Association (ISFLA);
  • member of the Lithuanian Translators and Interpreters Association (Lietuvos vertėjų asociacija, LVA);
  • member of the Language Teachers’ Association of Lithuania (LKPA), http://www.lkpa.vdu.lt/apie-lkpa/;
  • member of the European Association for Language Testing and Assessment (EALTA);
  • cooperation with the Judaica Research Centre, Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania;
  • participant of the International Collaborative Project World Universities' Response to COVID-19: Remote Online Language-Teaching. Coordinator: Dr Nebojša Radič, Cambridge University Language Centre. The project involved researchers from 25 universities;
  • member of the Programme Committee of the 8th international conference Linguistic, Educational, and Intercultural Research 2021 (LEIC Research 2021), 21–22 October 2021, organized in collaboration with Leipzig University in the framework of the Arqus action line 4 Multilingualand Multicultural University, https://www.conference.uki.vu.lt/images/2021/Programme.pdf.

Assoc. Prof. Dr V. Makarova

  • member of the Discourse Linguistics Commission, International Slavist Committee;
  • member of Media Linguistics Commission, International Slavist Committee;
  • deputy editor-in-chief of the journal Verbum, http://www.zurnalai.vu.lt/verbum/about/editorialTeam;
  • member of the Organising and Programme Committees of the 8th international conference Linguistic, Educational, and Intercultural Research 2021 (LEIC Research 2021), 21–22 October 2021, organized in collaboration with Leipzig University in the framework of the Arqus action line 4 Multilingualand Multicultural University, https://www.conference.uki.vu.lt/images/2021/Programme.pdf;
  • member of the Working Group on the review of Legal Guifelines for Vilnius University Elections;
  • member of Vilnius University Central Elections Committee.

Assist. Prof. Dr L. Inčiuraitė-Noreikienė

  • member of the Language Teachers’ Association of Lithuania (LKPA), http://www.lkpa.vdu.lt/apie-lkpa/;
  • member of the Programme Committee of the 8th international conference Linguistic, Educational, and Intercultural Research 2021 (LEIC Research 2021), 21 –22 October 2021, organized in collaboration with Leipzig University in the framework of the Arqus action line 4 Multilingualand Multicultural University, https://www.conference.uki.vu.lt/images/2021/Programme.pdf.

Assist. Prof. Dr Jelena Kirejeva

  • member of the Programme Committees of the 8th international conference Linguistic, Educational, and Intercultural Research 2021 (LEIC Research 2021), 21–22 October 2021, organized in collaboration with Leipzig University in the framework of the Arqus action line 4 Multilingualand Multicultural University, https://www.conference.uki.vu.lt/images/2021/Programme.pdf.

Lecturer H. Shipman

  • member of IATEFL;
  • editor for Andreas Grundtvig. 2021. English in COntext. Practical Pragmatics for Clear Communication. Delta Publishing. 144 p., https://www.deltapublishing.co.uk/book/english-is-context 9783125017429/?page_id=1;
  • member of the Organising and Programme Committees of the 8th international conference Linguistic, Educational, and Intercultural Research 2021 (LEIC Research 2021), 21–22 October 2021, organized in collaboration with Leipzig University in the framework of the Arqus action line 4 Multilingualand Multicultural University, https://www.conference.uki.vu.lt/images/2021/Programme.pdf.

BEST PRESENTATIONS DELIVERED AT CONFERENCES ABROAD

  • Bikelienė, L., Korostenskienė, J. Targeting the [phəˈveɪsɪv] Issue: Perception and Production of /v/ - /w/ in Lithuanian Students’ English. 14th International Conference on Native and Non-Native Accents of English ACCENTS 2021. Lodz, Poland. 9–11 December 2021. http://filolog.uni.lodz.pl/accents/
  • Lina Inčiuraitė-Noreikienė, Bonifacas Stundžia. in Lithuanian: The case of noun borrowing. 54th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea. August 30–September 3, 2021. http://www.sle2021.eu/downloads/SLE%202021%20BOOK%20OF%20ABSTRACTS.pdf
  • Kirejeva, J. Negative Emotions in Conflicts (the Anglo and Russian Cultures Compared). The 3rd Cultural Linguistics International Conference (CLIC-2021). 16–18 June 2021. Budapest, Hungary. https://ak.sze.hu/images/Konferenciak/SZE%20honlapra.pdf
  • Korostenskienė, J., Bikelienė, L. The competition of degree intensifiers across English corpora: is it a flagrant, blatant, or sheer audacity? University of Latvia, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Latvian and Baltic Studies. The 56th International Academic Conference in honour of Professor Arturs Ozols Grammar and Language Acquisition, Rīga, 18–19 March 2021. https://www.aok.lu.lv/en/
  • Snukiškienė I. Linguo-Cultural Picture of Truth and Lie in Lithuanian and English Proverbs. 10th International Conference of Young Folklorists: Lore Makers, Law Breakers: Tradition, Change, and People. University of Tartu. 19–20 May 2020. https://www.flku.ut.ee/en/young-folklorists-2021

MOST IMPORTANT RESEARCH DISSEMINATION ACTIVITIES

  • Shipman, H. delivered lessons for schoolchildren at Queen Morta School for the European Day of Languages, 23 September 2021; a secondary school near Šilutė, 17 June 2021.
  • Shipman, H. July, 2021. Biographical article published in Tiltas (The Bridge), the British-Lithuanian Society. https://britishlithuaniansociety.org.uk

 

INSTITUTE FOR THE LANGUAGES AND CULTURES OF THE BALTIC

5 Universiteto, LT-01513 Vilnius
Tel. 219 3248
https://www.flf.vu.lt/institutai/bkki
Director - Assoc. Prof. Dr Erika Sausverde
E-mail:


DEPARTMENT OF BALTIC STUDIES

5 Universiteto, LT-01513 Vilnius
Tel. 268 7211
E-mail: ,
Head – Prof. Dr Daiva Sinkevičiūtė

STAFF

Professors: Dr B. Jasiūnaitė, Dr J. Pakerys, Dr D. Sinkevičiūtė, Dr Habil. B. Stundžia.
Associate professors: Dr Habil. G. F. Juzala-Deprati, Dr B. Kabašinskaitė, Dr G. Miškinienė (part-time), Dr V. Rinkevičius, Dr M. K. Villanueva Svensson, Dr E. Žilinskaitė-Šinkūnienė.
Assistant professors: Dr E. Kazakėnaitė, Dr A. Navickaitė-Klišauskienė.
Lecturer: G. Junčytė.
Researcher: Dr G. Kavaliūnaitė-Holvoet (part-time).
Doctoral students: S. Lukšaitė, D. Plachovičiūtė, V. Sidaravičienė, D. Straižytė.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Baltic and related languages and cultures
Ethnology and ethnolinguistics
Derivational and etymological analysis of compounds
Verb in the Baltic languages
Word formation
Topological relations of space in the Baltic languages
Linguistic/philological onomastic analysis
Accentology of the Baltic languages

RESEARCH PROJECTS CARRIED OUT IN 2021

Projects Supported by the University Budget

Studies of Baltic Languages, Texts and Cultures. Project coordinator: Prof. Dr Habil. B. Stundžia. 2019–2022.

Main publications:

Jasiūnaitė, B. Šarka lietuvių ir slavų etninėje kultūroje, In: Slavistica Vilnensis.
2021, 66(1): 73–84. DOI: 10.15388/SlavViln.2021.66(1).61.

Kazakėnaitė, E. Nepamet mums grēkus mūsu jeb latviešu tēvreize 16. gs. pasaules aprakstos
un tēvreižu krājumos. Baltu filoloģija. 2021, 30(1/2): 4–25.

Pakerys, J. Obligatory features of Lithuanian verbal inflection classes, In: Studies in Baltic
and other languages: a festschrift for Axel Holvoet on the occasion of his 65th birthday,
Peter Arkadiev, Jurgis Pakerys, Inesa Šeškauskienė, Vaiva Žeimantienė (Eds.). Vilnius:
Vilniaus universiteto leidykla, 2021, 268–290.

National Research Projects

Research Council of Lithuania. Lithuanian Accentual System: Origins and Historical Development. Coordinator: Assoc. Prof. Dr V. Rinkevičius. 2018–2021.

The project aimed to write and publish two scholarly articles and a monograph on the history of Lithuanian accentuation, as well as to present the results of the research in two academic conferences.

Main publication:

Rinkevičius, V. The Žemaitian accent retraction as a typological parallel to Olander’s mobility law. Scando-Slavica. 2021, 67(2): 269–286. DOI: 10.1080/00806765.2021.1993998.

Research Council of Lithuania. Origin and Evolution of the Acute in Baltic and Slavic. Coordinator: Assoc. Prof. Dr M. K. Villanueva Svensson. 2020–2022.

The aim of the project is to determine the development of the prosodic system from Indo-European to Balto-Slavic and then to the historical languages, with emphasis on acuteness.

Main publications:

Villanueva Svensson, M. K. Nieminen’s law revisited. Baltistica. 2021, 56(1): 5–18.

Villanueva Svensson, M. K. The origin of the Indo-European simple thematic presents: the nominal connection. Indo-European Linguistics. 2021, 9: 264–292.

Research Council of Lithuania. Publishing of Volumes 54-56 of Baltistica, a Journal on Baltic Linguistics. Project coordinator Prof. Dr Habil. B. Stundžia. 2019–2021.

The aim of the project is to prepare, publish and present to the scientific community three new volumes of Baltistica, a journal on Baltic Linguistics, http://www.baltistica.lt/index.php/baltistica/issue/current.

Main publications:

Stundžia, B., Rinkevičius, V., Leonaitė, A. (Eds.). Baltistica. 2021, 56(1); 56(2). Vilnius: Vilniaus University Press. 192 p. http://www.baltistica.lt/index.php/baltistica/issue/current/showToc

State Commission of the Lithuanian Language. Names with Suffix -ij- of Citizens of the Republic of Lithuania: Borrowing and Word-formation Tendencies. Project coordinator: Prof. Dr D. Sinkevičiūtė. 2018–2020.

The aim of the project is to research Lithuanian borrowed names with the suffix -ij- and their development. In 2021, the origin of some of the names was investigated and their grammatical analysis was performed.

Main publication:

Sinkevičiūtė, D. Skolintų vardų su baigmeniu -ij- kaita Lietuvos vardyne (kilmės aspektas). Acta Linguistica Lithuanica. 2021, 84: 232–253.

Latvian Language Agency. Educational Activities of Latvian Studies. Coordinator: Assist. Prof. Dr A. Navickaitė-Klišauskienė. 2020–2021.

The aim of the project is to promote studies of the Latvian language and culture in Vilnius University.

Latvian Language Agency. Baltic Academy. Coordinator: Assist. Prof. Dr E. Kazakėnaitė. 2021.

The project has been implemented since 2015 and is renewed every year. The aim is to promote the Latvian language and culture in Lithuania among secondary school students. It includes lectures, Latvian language courses and other activities. For more see: https://www.facebook.com/Ba%CC%81lt%C5%B3-akademija-729979840440240

International Research Projects

EU Structural Funds. Lithuanian Academic Scheme for International Cooperation in Baltic Studies. Coordinator: Dr G. Kavaliūnaitė-Holvoet. 2017–2023.

Certain project activities requiring staff mobility were affected by the pandemic and were organised remotely. The main activities, namely, long-term teaching of Lithuanian subjects at the centres of Baltic studies abroad, one-term studies of foreign undergraduates at Vilnius University, student practices at our partner institution Vytautas Magnus University, were continued; the two-week Lithuanian summer school at the Humboldt University in Berlin took place.

European Social Fund. The Baltic Verb: Grams, Categories and Domain, MTEP 09.3.3-LMT-K-712-01-0071. Project coordinator Prof. Habil. Dr A. Holvoet (Centre for General Linguistics). Participant: Dr G. Kavaliūnaitė-Holvoet. 2018–2021. https://www.flf.vu.lt/mokslas/projektai/esf#the-baltic-verb-grams-categories-domains

The aim of the project is to bundle research efforts in the domain of the Baltic verbal research domain that keeps yielding fascinating results of considerable typological interest. Three thematic groups are reflected in the three volumes of articles: the minor grams and TAME (Tense-Aspect-Mood-Evidentiality) and Voice. The article is part of the project’s subdomain, concerned with TAME.

Main publication:

Holvoet, A., Kavaliūnaitė, G. The Lithuanian mirative present and its history. Baltic Linguistics. 2021, 12: 413–439.

Ministry of Education, Research and Sports of Lithuania. Baltic Bridges. Project coordinator: Assist. Prof. Dr A. Navickaitė-Klišauskienė. 2021.

Bridges in the Baltics is an annual student conference organized by University of Tartu together with other universities in the Baltic Sea region. The aim of the conference is to bring together students whose studies and research focus are on the languages or culture of the three Baltic States, to give them the possibility to meet their peers from other countries and universities, to present their academic work and interests, learn from each other and make new contacts.

Optimisation of the Activity of the Lithuanian Department of the First Baltic Centre in India and Lecturership of Lithuanian Language and Culture II. Coordinator: Dr G. Kavaliūnaitė-Holvoet. 2021.

At the Centre for Baltic Languages and Cultures at Dev Sanskriti Vishwawidlaya University at Haridwar, India, subjects of specifically Lithuanian interest were taught in 2021 remotely due to the pandemic situation in the world. During the course the students were taught the Lithuanian language and acquired the basics of Lithuanian History, Geography, Lithuanian folk traditions, traditional Lithuanian folk art and crafts. Lithuanian subjects were taught by Morta Pilkaitė. Haridwar was the venue for an international conference (conducted in a hybrid mode due to covid) on the occasion of the Lithuanian Independence Day, March 11th. It was attended by scholars from Lithuania. Lithuanian courses were taught to 27 undergraduates, 5 of them were selected for Lithuanian studies at Vilnius University for one term.

Strengthening the Educational Activities of the Lithuanian Studies Center of the University of Latvia. Coordinator: Assist. Prof. Dr E. Kazakėnaitė. 2021.

The aim of this project is to uphold the Lithuanian Studies Center of the University of Latvia by supplementing its library with new books and to promote students’ interest in Lithuanian language by organizing social event Lithuanian Language Day.

Towards Lithuania. Coordinator: Prof. Dr D. Sinkevičiūtė. 2021.

The aim of the project is to establish a cooperative scholarly network between the University of Cracow and Vilnius University. In 2021, four lectures were organised where scholars from Vilnius University taught a given topic to Cracow students of Lithuanian and Cracow colleagues interested in the Lithuanian language and culture.

MAIN R&D&I (RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, AND INNOVATION) PARTNERS

Latvian language Agency (Latvia)
University of Latvia (Latvia)
State Commission of the Lithuanian Language (Lithuania)
University of Tartu (Estonia)
Jagiellonian University of Krakow (Poland)

OTHER RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

Prof. Dr B. Jasiūnaitė

G. Junčytė

Assoc. Prof. Dr Habil. G. Juzala

Assoc Prof. Dr B. Kabašinskaitė

Dr G. Kavaliūnaitė-Holvoet

Dr E. Kazakėnaitė

Assoc. Prof. Dr G. Miškinienė

Dr A. Navickaitė-Klišauskienė

Prof. Dr J. Pakerys

Assoc. Prof. Dr V. Rinkevičius

Prof. Dr D. Sinkevičiūtė

Prof. Dr Habil. B. Stundžia

Assoc. Prof. Dr M. Villanueva Svensson

Assoc. Dr E. Žilinskaitė-Šinkūnienė

BEST PRESENTATIONS DELIVERED AT CONFERENCES ABROAD

MOST IMPORTANT NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL AWARDS RECEIVED FOR R&D ACTIVITIES

  • Dr Gina Kavaliūnaitė-Holvoet awarded Martynas Mažvydas Prize for outstanding service to the Lithuanian language, the study of its written tradition and book art in recognition of her research on Samuel Boguslaus Chylinskis’ Lithuanian Bible translation and its publication in a series of books as well as in digital space (https://lrkm.lrv.lt/lt/naujienos/iteiktos-2021-metu-kulturos-ministerijos-premijos).

MOST IMPORTANT PARTICIPATION CASES OF RESEARCHERS IN WORKING GROUPS OR COMMISSIONS SET UP BY STATE AUTHORITIES, STATE AND MUNICIPAL INSTITUTIONS AND ORGANISATIONS, AND BUSINESS ENTITIES

MAIN RESEARCH DISSEMINATION ACTIVITIES


DEPARTMENT OF GERMAN PHILOLOGY

Universiteto 5, LT-01131, Vilnius
Tel. 268 7230
Head – Assoc. Prof. Dr Vaiva Žeimantienė
E-mail:

STAFF

Associate professors: Dr A. Burov, Dr D. Jarmalavičius, Dr E. Kontutytė, Dr V. Masiulionytė, Dr L. Plaušinaitytė, Dr V. J. Pukevičiūtė, Dr D. Šileikaitė-Kaishauri, Dr S. Volungevičienė, Dr V. Žeimantienė, Dr D. Babušytė (part-time).
Assistant professors: Dr J. Daunorienė, Dr D. Katinas, Dr V. Katinienė, Dr A. Mionskowski (DAAD).

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Contrastive linguistics of German and Lithuanian
Genre analysis, academic discourse
Grammatical, semantic and stylistics particularities of German and Lithuanian and their integration into the teaching process and lexicographic practice
History of the German language
German literature
Literature and epistemology (economics, law, politics)

RESEARCH PROJECTS CARRIED OUT IN 2021

Projects Supported by the University Budget

Studies in the Societies, Languages and Cultures of Northern and Central Europe. Project coordinator Dr Ieva Steponavičiūtė-Aleksiejūnienė (Centre for Scandinavian Studies). 2019–2022.

Main publications:

Burov, A. Das Jüngste Gericht’ von Frau Ava im Spannungsfeld zwischen Kreativität und Epigonalität. Das Mittelalter. Perspektiven Mediävistischer Forschung. Bd. 16. Schaffen und Nachahmen. 2021, 423–431.

Kontutytė, E. Fachsprachen(kompetenzen) und Germanistikstudium: Versuch einer Positionsbestimmung für die Auslandsgermanistik. Tysk(a) – saksa – vācu – vokiečių – þýska 2020. Teil 1: Deutsche Sprachwissenschaft und Sprachdidaktik: Ausgewählte Beiträge zum XI. Nordisch-Baltischen Germanistentreffen in Kopenhagen vom 26.–29. Juni 2018. 2021, 111–129.

Mionskowski, A. Erfinden und Bewahren. Zwei vergessene Vilnius-Romane der Nachkriegszeit (José Orabuena, Hans-Jürgen Fröhlich). Annaberger Annalen über Litauen und Deutsch-Litauische Beziehungen. 2021, 29: 197–225.

Synchronic and Diachronic Research into Phonological, Lexical and Grammatical Systems of the Lithuanian Language. Coordinator Assoc. Prof. Dr V. Zubaitienė. 2019–2022.

Main publication:

Plaušinaitytė, L. Der Gebrauch der litauischen Sprache in der Presse der deutschen Minderheit im Litauen der Zwischenkriegszeit. Schnittstelle Germanistik. Forum für deutsche Sprache, Literatur und Kultur im mittleren und östlichen Europa. 2021, 31–55.

Grammar and Semantics. Project coordinator Prof. Habil. Dr Axel Holvoet. 2019–2022.

Main publication:

Spraunienė, B., Žeimantienė, V. Lithuanian reflexive-based impersonals with accusative objects. Studies in Baltic and other Languages. A Festschrift for Axel Holvoet on the occasion of his 65th birthday. Peter Arkadiev, Jurgis Pakerys, Inesa Šeškauskienė, Vaiva Žeimantienė, Eds. Vilnius University Open Series 16. Vilnius: Vilnius University Press. 2021, 358–380.

Studies of Baltic Languages, Texts and Cultures. Project coordinator: Prof. Habil. Dr B. Stundžia. 2019–2021.

Main publication

Jarmalavičius, D. Thomas Lindner, Urindogermanische Grammatik 2. Baltistica. 2021, 56(2). DOI: 10.15388/baltistica.56.2.2451.

International Research Projects

European Social Fund. The Baltic Verb: Grams, Categories and Domain. Coordinator Prof. Dr Habil. A. Holvoet (Centre for General Linguistics), MTEP 09.3.3-LMT-K-712-01-0071. Participant: Assoc. Prof. Dr V. Žeimantienė. 2018–2021. https://www.flf.vu.lt/mokslas/projektai/esf#the-baltic-verb-grams-categories-domains

The aim of the project is to bundle research efforts in the domain of the Baltic verbal research domain that keeps yielding fascinating results of considerable typological interest. Three thematic groups are reflected in the three volumes of articles: the minor grams and TAME (Tense-Aspect-Mood-Evidentiality) and Voice.

Main publication:

Holvoet, A., Daugavet, A., Žeimantienė, V. The perfective present in Lithuanian. Baltic Linguistics. 2021, 12: 249–293.

Vilnius University Science Foundation. Digital Ressources of Lithuanian Language: an Electronic Lithuanian-German Dictionary. Project coordinator: Assoc. Prof. Dr L. Plaušinaitytė. Participants: Prof. Dr habil. J. Gelumbeckaitė (Institute of Empirical Linguistics, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany), Assoc. Prof. Dr V. Zubaitienė (Department of Lithuanian Language, Assoc. Prof. Dr S. Volungevičienė, assistant lecturer MA A. Obenaus (Departament of Foreign Languages, Literature and Translation, Vytautas Magnus University), doctoral student A. Lisauskaitė (Department of Lithuanian Language). Webpage: http://www.livoli.flf.vu.lt/

Problem Oriented Soft CLIL Approach for LOTE. Erasmus+ project. Coordinator: Assist. Prof. Dr D. Katinas. Participants: Assoc. Prof. Dr D. Šileikaitė-Kaishauri, Assoc. Prof. Dr S. Volungevičienė. 2018–2021. http://www.erasmusplus.sk/index.php?sw=33&menu=14&proj=2018-1-SK01-KA201-046316

Main publications:

Hornáček Banášová, M., Katinas, D., Lipavic Oštir, A., Lipovec, A., Volungevičienė, S. Mathematik im Alltag – wozu? Module mit Soft-CLIL-Ansatz für Deutsch als Fremdsprache. 2021. Lehrbuch. Lehrerhandbuch.

Demčišák, J., Ambrožič Dolinšek, J., Šileikaitė-Kaishauri, D., Vovk, A. 20 Fragen zum nachhaltigen Tourismus. Unterrichtseinheiten für Deutsch als Fremdsprache. 2021. Lehrbuch. Lehrerhandbuch.

Belovodskaja, A., Hornáček Banášová, M., Katinas, D., Lipavic Oštir, A., Lipovec, A., Volungevičienė, S. Математика для жизни. Модуль Soft-CLIL по РКИ. 2021. Lehrbuch. Lehrerhandbuch.

International Project Unistart Deutsch@NBL. Coordinator in Lithuania: A. Mionskowski. Partner at VU: Assoc. Prof. Dr S. Volungevičienė. 2019–2029. https://www.unistart-deutsch.sdu.dk/teilnehmende-institutionen/.

Main publication:

Geyer, K., Marten, H. F., Meier, M.-L., Mionskowski, A., Rehwagen, C. Sägen am absteigenden Ast? Das Projekt ‚UniStart Deutsch@NBL‘ untersucht die Zukunftsaussichten des Deutschstudiums in den nordischen und baltischen Ländern. Jahrgang 1 (2021), Ausgabe 2: Deutsch in Sprachkontakten. A. Lipavić-Oštir und H. F. Marten, Hg. 2021, 219–229.

German Studies Digital, 2020-1-SK01-KA226-HE-094271. Coordinator: Assoc. Prof. Dr E. Kontutytė. Participants: Assist. Prof. Dr D. Katinas, Assoc. Prof. Dr S. Volungevičienė. 2021–2023. Erasmus+ project card | Erasmus+ (europa.eu)

MAIN R&D&I (RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION) PARTNERS

University of Hamburg (Germany)
University of Innsbruck (Austria)
University of Maribor (Slovenia)
University of Tartu (Estonia)
Ventspils University of Applied Sciences (Latvia)

OTHER RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

Assoc. Prof. Dr D. Babušytė

Assoc. Prof. Dr A. Burov

  • member of the Austrian Association for German Studies.

Assist. Prof. Dr J. Daunorienė –

  • member of the Austrian Association for German Studies;
  • member of Matthias-Kramer-Society (Matthias-Kramer-Gesellschaft);
  • organizer of Students’ conference Wissenschaftliche Tagung der Germanistik studierenden 2021: Sprache und Literatur, 16 April 2021.

Assist. Prof. Dr D. Katinas

Assist. Prof. Dr V. Katinienė

  • member of the International Association for Germanic Studies (Internationale Vereinigung für Germanistik (IVG));
  • member of the German Language Teachers Association of Lithuania, https://www.ldv.lt/.

Assoc. Prof. Dr E. Kontutytė

Assist. Prof. Dr A. Mionskowski

  • editorial board member of the Journal for Studies in German Language and Literature Schnittstelle Germanistik (Volumes 1–3, 2021–2022);
  • Co-editor of the Journal of the Lithuanian German Language Teachers Association Miteinander (Volumes 59, 60 and 61), https://www.ldv.lt/index.php/ldv/verbandszeitschrift;
  • member of the Hugo von Hofmannsthal Society (Hugo von Hofmannsthal-Gesellschaft);
  • member of the Karl Hofer Society (Karl Hofer Gesellschaft);
  • organizer of Students’ conference Wissenschaftliche Tagung der Germanistik studierenden 2021: Sprache und Literatur 16 April 2021.

Assoc. Prof. Dr L. Plaušinaitytė

  • member of the Lithuanian Association of Applied Linguistics, http://litaka.lt/apie-mus/nariai/;
  • member of the Lithuanian DAAD Club (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst), http://www.daad-klubas.lt/;
  • organizer of Students’ conference Wissenschaftliche Tagung der Germanistik studierenden 2021: Sprache und Literatur, 16 April 2021.

Assoc. Prof. Dr D. Šileikaitė-Kaishauri

Assoc. Prof. Dr S. Volungevičienė

Assoc. Prof. Dr V. Žeimantienė

BEST PRESENTATIONS DELIVERED AT CONFERENCES ABROAD

  • Daunorienė, J. Zur Formelhaftigkeit historischer Epistolik am Beispiel deutschsprachiger diplomatischer Briefe von Großfürsten Litauens (14.–15. Jh.). Aktuelle Trends in der phraseologischen und parömiologischen Forschung weltweit. University of Wrocław and Leipzig University (Poland, online-conference), 27–29 May 2021. http://www.ifg.uni.wroc.pl/wydarzenia/aktuelle-trends-in-der-phraseologischen-und-paroemiologischen-forschung-weltweit/
  • Kontutytė, E., Žeimantienė, V. Linguistische Zugänge bei Alzheimer-Demenz: Forschungsüberblick und Perspektiven in Litauen. 79th International Scientific Conference of the University of Latvia. University of Latvia (Latvia, online-conference), 26 March 2021. Programme
  • Plaušinaitytė, L. Veiksmažodžio skyrius Kristijono Gotlybo Milkaus (1800) gramatikoje: Ruigio perdirbinys ar savarankiškas aprašas? (The Description of Verb in the Grammar of Christian Gottlieb Mielcke (1800): a Copy from Ruhigs Grammar Mielckes Own Work?). 56th International Academic Conference in honour of Professor Arturs Ozols “Grammar and language acquisition”. University of Latvia (online), 18–19 March 2021. Programme
  • Plaušinaitytė, L., Zubaitienė, V. Tradicija ir inovacijos XIX a. Prūsijoje leistose lietuvių kalbos mokyklinėse gramatikose. (Tradition and Innnovation in the Lithuanian Grammars in Prussia of the 19th Century). XIII International Congress of Balticists. University of Latvia (online), 13–15 October 2021. Programme
  • Volungevičienė, S. Zur Übersetzungsproblematik der litauischen Diminutive ins Deutsche. 55th Linguistics Colloquium: Inter- and Intralinguistic Contrasts. University of Rzeszow, Poland (online). 8–11 September 2021. https://www.ur.edu.pl/kolegia/kolegium-nauk-humanistycznych/jednostki-naukowe/instytut-neofilologii/dzialalnosc-naukowa/konferencje-naukowe/55th-linguistics-colloquium-inter--and-intralingui

MOST IMPORTANT PARTICIPATION CASES OF RESEARCHERS IN WORKING GROUPS OR COMMISSIONS SET UP BY STATE AUTHORITIES, STATE AND MUNICIPAL INSTITUTIONS AND ORGANISATIONS, AND BUSINESS ENTITIES

Assoc. Prof. Dr A. Burov

  • coordinator of the KAAD-East-Europe-Programme in Lithuania;
  • board member of the Lithuanian DAAD Club (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst), http://www.daad-klubas.lt/.

Assist. Prof. Dr D. Katinas

Assoc. Prof. Dr E. Kontutytė

  • member of the Council of the Lithuanian National German Language Olympiad.

MAIN RESEARCH DISSEMINATION ACTIVITIES

  • Plaušinaitytė, L., Daunorienė, J., Mionskowski, A. Wissenschaftliche Tagung der Germanistikstudierenden. Miteinander. 2021, 62, Heft 1: 20–22.
  • Žeimantienė, V. Digitales Deutsch: Eine online Diskussion über neue Herausforderungen und Möglichkeiten. Miteinander. 2021, 63, Heft 2: 15–17.


DEPARTMENT OF RUSSIAN PHILOLOGY

Universiteto 5, 01513 Vilnius
Tel. 268 7224, 268 7225
E-mails: ,
Head – Assoc. Prof. Dr Pavel Lavrinec

STAFF

Professors: Dr Habil. E. Lassan (affiliated), Dr A. Lichačiova, Dr G. Michailova.
Associate professors: Dr A. Belovodskaja, Dr D. Beržaitė, Dr L. Garbul, Dr J. Konickaja, Dr P. Lavrinec.
Assistant professor: Dr J. Snežko.
Lecturers: Dr N. Kapočė, R. Čičinskaitė, V. Stankevičiūtė.
Doctoral students: T. Čenys, A. Makarova, A. Samoilenko-Šalkinė.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

History of interaction of Russian and Lithuanian literature
Interface of Lithuanian, Russian and other Slavonic literatures and cultures
Styles, genres, and methods of interpretation of Russian literature
Russian literary history of the 20th century
Language in the social context
Links between language, culture and identity
The Russian language in Lithuania
Cognitive linguistics and cognitive aspects of the discourse of the Internet
Linguistic semantics and pragmatics
Media linguistics
Acquisition of Russian as L1 and L2
Linguodidactics (Teaching Russian as a Foreign Language)
Lithuanian-Slavonic (Russian) contrastive linguistics
Historical lexicology of Russian and Eastern Slavic languages
17th century Polish-Russian linguistic contacts

RESEARCH PROJECTS CARRIED OUT IN 2021

Projects Supported by the University Budget

Modern Studies of the Russian Language and Literature in the Context of Different Cultures. Coordinator Assoc. Prof. Dr P. Lavrinec. 2018–2022.

Main publications:

Belovodskaja, A. Speech Etiquette of Russian-Speaking Online Communities in Lithuania. Book chapter. In: Duskaeva L. (ed.), Speech Etiquette in Slavic Online Communities. 2021, 177–202, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-81747-3_8.

Lavrinec, P. Мариан Здзеховский и русские студенты Университета Стефана Батория в Вильно [Marian Zdziechowski and Russian students at the Stefan Batory University in Vilna]. In Pod znakiem Orła i Pogoni. Polsko-litewskie związki naukowe i kulturowe w dziejach Uniwersytetu Wileńskiego. Zbiór studiów. Pod red. I. Fedorowicz, M. Dawlewicza, K. Geben [Su Erelio ir Vyčio ženklais. Lenkijos ir Lietuvos moksliniai ir kultūriniai ryšiai Vilniaus universiteto istorijoje. Mokslinių darbų rinkinys. Sud. ir red. I. Fedorovič, M. Davlevič, K. Geben]. Vilnius University Press, 2021, 369–387, DOI: 10.15388/PZOP.2020.20.

Michailova, G. Шекспировские источники темы «потаённой вины» и греховного сознания в «Поэме без Героя» Анны Ахматовой [Shakespearean sources for the theme of “hidden guilt” and sinful conscience in Anna Akhmatova’s Poem Without a Hero]. SlavVaria (Pécs, Hungary). 2021, 153–166.

MAIN RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION PARTNERS

Catholic University in Ružomberok (Slovakia)
East Slavonic Institute, Jagiellonian University, Cracow (Poland)
European University Viadrina, Frankfurt am Oder (Germany)
Institute of Applied Linguistics, University of Warsaw (Poland)
Institute of Russian and Eastern Studies, University of Gdańsk (Poland)
Institute of Slavic Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Russian Federation)
Krasnoyarsk State Pedagogical University named after V. P. Astaf’ev (Russian Federation)
Ljubljana University (Slovenia)
Lomonosov Moscow State University (Russian Federation)
School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Saint Petersburg State University (Russian Federation)
Southern Federal University, Rostov-on-Don (Russian Federation)
Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3, Lyon (France)

OTHER RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

Assoc. Prof. Dr A. Belovodskaja

Assoc. Prof. Dr D. Beržaitė

  • member of the Lithuanian Association of Comparative Literature.

Assoc. Prof. Dr L. Garbul

  • member of the International Association of Belarusian Studies.

Assoc. Prof. Dr J. Konickaja

Affil. Prof. Dr Habil. E. Lassan

Prof. Dr A. Lichačiova

Prof. G. Dr Michailova

Assoc. Prof. Dr P. Lavrinec

BEST PRESENTATIONS DELIVERED AT CONFERENCES ABROAD

  • Belovodskaja, A. Specyfika zachowań językowych w sieciach zamkniętych i otwartych. The International Scientific Conference Współczesne Media’12 Online conference (Zoom platform). Uniwersytet Marii Curie-Skłodowskiej, Liublin, Poland. 27–28 April 2021, 102435-wspolczesne-media-12-program-z-prowadzacymi.pdf (umcs.pl).
  • Beržaitė, D. От перевода к рецепции и обратно (из истории переводов творчества Ф. М. Достоевского на литовский язык [From translation to reception and vice versa (from the history of translations of F.M.Dostoevsky's works into Lithuanian language)]. International Conference Dostoevsky in Translation. Russian State University for the Humanities, the Fyodor Dostoevsky and World Culture Research Center (A.M. Gorky World Literature Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences), Moscow, Russia. 28–29 May 2021. https://www.rsuh.ru/upload/press/docs/2021-05-dostoevskij-v-perevodah-programma.pdf.
  • Lavrinec, P. Марк Алданов в виленском зеркале [Mark Aldanov in the Vilna mirror]. The International Scientific Conference Emigrantica продолжается: памяти Олега Анатольевича Коростелева [Emigrantica continues: in memory of Oleg Anatolyevich Korostelev]. A. M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Science, Moscow, Russia. 22–23 March 2021, http://imli.ru/images/pdf/Программа_Emigrantica_2021_итог.pdf.
  • Michailova, G. Certaines modifications de la structure sémantique du texte français dans les traductions de Nikolaj Gumilëv [Motivation for some changes in the semantic structure of the French text in Nikolaj Gumilev’s translations]. Colloque international «Les révélations du mot-à-mot». Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3, Lyon (France). 27–28 May 2021. https://facdeslangues.univ-lyon3.fr/cel-colloque-les-revelations-du-mot-a-mot-6?RH=LAN-ACCUEIL&LANGUE=0.

MAIN RESEARCH DISSEMINATION ACTIVITIES

  • Prof. G. Michailova, talk Boriso Pasternako kūrybos ir biografijos atodangos (Boris Pasternak’s work and biography). Martynas Mažvydas National library of Lithuania. 20 October 2021, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIRsx2IkZgo;
  • Prof. G. Michailova: panellist in a Roundtable discussion Russian mother tongue and literature in secondary education (as a methodologist of NŠA (National Agency for Education) project Bendrojo ugdymo mokytojų bendrųjų ir dalykinių kompetencijų tobulinimas (Improving general and subject competences of general education teachers) Literary museum of A.Pushkin. 29 December 29, 2021.
  • Assoc. Prof. A. Belovodskaja: Soft CLIL Workshop (online) International methodical seminars for Russian as foreign language teachers. University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius in Trnava, Slovakia and Vilnius University, Lithuania. 01 July 2021.
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr D. Beržaitė participated in the seminar for teachers Licėjaus diena: Muziejaus edukacinė erdvė – pagalba mokytojui (Lyceum Day: The Museum’s Educational Space – Helping the Teacher), topic: Studies of Russian Philology in Vilnius University, 15 October 2021, Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania, https://lnb.lt/media/public/documents/Licejaus_dienos_afisa.pdf
  • Assoc. Prof. P. Lavrinec participated in the Open seminar Strong texts (Сильные тексты. Н. А. Некрасов «Бокал заздравный поднимая...»). 25 September 2021, https://youtu.be/NPzQWyUlLUE.
  • Assoc. Prof. P. Lavrinec participated in the broadcast programme by Žinių radijas (News Radio) and Faculty of Philology (VU) Prie Smetonos (In Smetona’s Time) (Rusai Vilniuje!). 18 October 2021, https://www.ziniuradijas.lt/laidos/prie-smetonos/rusai-vilniuje.


CENTRE FOR GENERAL LINGUISTICS

Universiteto 5, LT-01513 Vilnius
Tel.: 268 7235
e-mail:
Head – Prof. Dr Habil. Axel Holvoet

STAFF

Distinguished professor: Dr Habil. A. Holvoet.
Assistant professor: Dr V. Panov.
Researchers: Dr P. Arkadiev, Dr P. Brudzyński, Dr A. Daugavet, Dr G. Kavaliūnaitė-Holvoet, Dr K. Kozhanov, Dr L. Lindström, Dr N. Nau, Dr B. Spraunienė, Dr V. Žeimantienė.
Post-doctoral fellow: Dr A. Cremers.
Doctoral students: A. Laugalienė, D. K. Kapkan, R. Trakymaitė.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Grammatical structure of languages, viewed in a cross-linguistic or areal-typological context
Its interaction with the lexicon and with discourse pragmatics
Baltic languages in their interaction with the neighbouring Slavonic and Finnic languages and the languages of Eurasia
Grammatical voice
Case and grammatical relations
Mood and modality
Tense and aspect
Inflectional classes
Discourse particles

RESEARCH PROJECTS CARRIED OUT IN 2021

Projects Supported by the University Budget

Grammar and Semantics. Prof. Dr Habil. A. Holvoet. 2019–2022.

Main publications:

Holvoet, A. The notion of mood re-examined, against the background of modality. Voprosy jazykoznanija. 2021, 6: 7–21. DOI: https://doi.org/10.31857/0373-658X.2021.6.7-21.

Panov, V. A peculiar Lithuanian particle mat or Mat ją bala, irgi mat dalelytė! (co-authored with Ringailė Trakymaitė). Vilnius University Open Series 16. 2021, 291–308.

International Research Projects

European Union Social Fund. Efficient Communication under Uncertainty: Vagueness and Implicatures, No. 09.3.3-LMT-K-712-19-0190. Post-doctoral internship. Dr Alexandre Cremers. Supervisor: Prof. Axel Holvoet.

Main publication:

Cremers, A., Coppock, L., Dotlačil, J., Roelofsen, F. Ignorance implicatures of modified numerals. Linguistics and Philosophy. 2021.

European Union Social Fund. The Baltic Verb: Grams, Categories and Domains, No. 09.3.3-LMT-K-712-01-0071. Coordinator Prof. Dr Habil. A. Holvoet. https://www.flf.vu.lt/mokslas/projektai/esf#the-baltic-verb-grams-categories-domains.

The aim of the project is to bundle research efforts in the domain of the Baltic verbal research domain that keeps yielding fascinating results of considerable typological interest. Three thematic groups are reflected in the three volumes of articles: the minor grams and TAME (Tense-Aspect-Mood-Evidentiality) and Voice.

Participants: Peter Arkadiev, Anna Daugavet, Axel Holvoet, Danguolė Kotryna Kapkan, Gina Kavaliūnaitė, Kirill Kozhanov, Asta Laugalienė, Liina Lindström, Vladimir Panov, Birutė Spraunienė, Vaiva Žeimantienė.

Main publications:

Holvoet, A. The TAME domain in Baltic and its neighbours. An introduction. Studies in the TAME Domain in Baltic and Its Neighbours = Baltic Linguistics. 2021, 12: 7–19. DOI: https://doi.org/10.32798/bl.920.

Kapkan, D. K. The perfect in Lithuanian: A case study based on the data from Facebook comments. Studies in the TAME Domain in Baltic and Its Neighbours = Baltic Linguistics. 2021, 12: 21–71. DOI: https://doi.org/10.32798/bl.921.

Daugavet, A., Arkadiev, P. The perfects in Latvian and Lithuanian. A comparative study based on questionnaire and corpus data. Studies in the TAME Domain in Baltic and Its Neighbours = Baltic Linguistics. 2021, 12: 73–165. DOI: https://doi.org/10.32798/bl.922.

Panov, V. Untangling the functions of aspectual distinctions in the Lithuanian imperative: a typological view. Studies in the TAME Domain in Baltic and Its Neighbours = Baltic Linguistics. 2021, 12: 295–321.

MAIN R&D&I (RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION) PARTNERS

University of Stockholm, Institutionen för lingvistik (Sweden)
Tartu University, Institute for Estonian and General Linguistics (Estonia)
Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Institute of Linguistics (Poland)
Warsaw University, Faculty of Polish Studies, Chair of General and Baltic Linguistics (Poland)
Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Slavic Studies & Institute of Linguistics (Russian Federation)

OTHER RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

Prof. Dr Habil. A. Holvoet

BEST PRESENTATIONS DELIVERED AT CONFERENCES ABROAD

MAIN RESEARCH DISSEMINATION ACTIVITIES


CENTRE FOR POLISH STUDIES

Universiteto 5, LT-01513 Vilnius
Tel.: 268 72 37, 268 72 36
E-mail:
Head – Assoc. Prof. Dr Miroslav Davlevič
e-mail:

STAFF

Professor: Dr K. Rutkovska.
Associate professors: Dr M. Davlevič, Dr V. Ušinskienė, Dr I. Fedorovič.
Assistant professors: Dr T. Dalecka, Dr R. Jakubėnas.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Polish linguistics and literature
History of interaction of Polish and Lithuanian literatures and cultures
Textual poetics and its relations to philosophical, aesthetical, sociological systems
Polish language in Lithuania
Polish manuscript tradition of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania
Acquisition of Polish L1 and L2
Bilingualism and multilingualism in Lithuania
Sociolinguistics
Ethno-linguistics
Etymology
Lexicography
Translation

RESEARCH PROJECTS CARRIED OUT IN 2021

Projects Supported by the University Budget

Studies in the Societies, Languages and Cultures of Northern and Central Europe. Coordinator Dr Ieva Steponavičiūtė-Aleksiejūnienė. 2019–2022.

Main publications:

Fedorovič, I. M. Davlevič, K. Geben (Eds.) Pod znakiem Orła i Pogoni. Polsko-litewskie związki naukowe i kulturowe w dziejach Uniwersytetu Wileńskiego = Su Erelio ir Vyčio ženklais. Lenkijos ir Lietuvos moksliniai ir kultūriniai ryšiai Vilniaus universiteto istorijoje = With the signs of the Eagle and Vytis. Lithuania's and Poland's scientific and cultural relationships in the history of Vilnius University. A collection of research papers. Vilnius University Press. 2021, 608 p. https://www.journals.vu.lt/open-series/issue/current.

Rutkovska, K., Niebrzegowska-Bartmińska, S. (Eds.) Vertybės lietuvių ir lenkų kalbų pasaulėvaizdyje 2 = Wartości w językowym obrazie świata Litwinów i Polaków 2 = Values in Lithuanian and Polish Worldview 2. Vilnius University Press. 2021.

Jakubėnas, R. (compiler and editor) Senoji Lietuvos literatūra, 51 numerio skirto įžymaus astronomo, Vilniaus akademijos (Lietuvos Didžiosios Kunigaikštystės vyriausiosios mokyklos) rektoriaus kun. Martyno Počobuto-Odlianickio (1728–1810) veiklai ir palikimui [51st issue of the journal Senoji Lietuvos literatura (Early Lithuanian Literature) dedicated to the priest Marcin Poczobut-Odlanicki (Lith. Martynas Počobutas-Odlianickis, 1728-1810), a famous astronomer and the rector of the Vilnius Academy (the principal school of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania). 2021. http://www.llti.lt/lt/senoji_LT_literatura.

International Research Projects

Textological Research of Early Writings: Manuscript Poetic Works of Francisek D. Kniaznin, No 09.3.3-LMT-K-712-19-0206. Coordinator: Prof. Dr K. Rutkovska.

The aim of the project is to set up a new research toolkit on the basis of new editorial methods, elaborating the first modern edition of Franciszek Dionizy Kniaźnin’s lyrical poems. The project fits in a larger undertaking aimed at the preparation of all works by Kniaźnin (12 books of lyrical poems) on the basis of the manuscript, in order to publish them as part of the Biblioteka Pisarzy Polskiego Oświecenia [Library of the Writers of Polish Enlightenment] series.

Tłumacze arcydzieł literatury w odrodzonej Rzeczpospolitej. Cyfrowy słownik biobibliograficzny [Translators of literary masterpieces in the Reborn Poland. Digital Bibliographic Dictionary], No 0425/NPRH7/H30/86/2019. Project coordinator Prof. Dr. Ewa Kołodziejczyk (Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute of Literature). Participants: Assoc. Prof. I. Fedorovič and Assist. Prof. T. Dalecka. 2019–2024.

MAIN R&D&I (RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION) PARTNERS

Warsaw University (Poland)
Institute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa (Poland)
University of Silesia in Katowice (Poland)
Jagiellonian University, Kraków (Poland)
Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Lublin (Poland)
Nicolaus Copernicus University, Toruń (Poland)
University of Wrocław, Wrocław (Poland)
Humboldt Universitӓt zu Berlin (Germany)

OTHER RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

Assist. Prof. T. Dalecka

Assoc. Prof. M. Davlevič

Assoc. Prof. I. Fedorovič

Assist. Prof. R. Jakubėnas

Prof. K. Rutkovska

Assoc. Prof. V. Ušinskienė

BEST PRESENTATIONS DELIVERED AT CONFERENCES ABROAD

  • Davlevič, M. Spuścizna archiwalna Jana Karłowicza w archiwach i bibliotekach Wilna [Archival legacy of Jan Karłowicz in the archives and libraries of Vilnius]. VII World Congress of Polish Studies. 20–23 October 2021, University of Wrocław (Poland). http://kongrespolonistow2020.uni.wroc.pl/program/sobota-23-10-2021/
  • Fedorovič, I. Zasoby archiwów wileńskich jako źródło informacji o pisarzach polskich z XIX i początku XX wieku [Vilnius archives collections as a source of information about polish writers from 19th and 20th century]. VII World Congress of Polish Studies. 20–23 October 2021, University of Wrocław (Poland). http://kongrespolonistow2020.uni.wroc.pl/program/czwartek-21-10-2021/
  • Jakubėnas, R. Korespondencja astronomów wileńskich M. Poczobuta i A. Strzeckiego (II poł. XVIII wieku) w zbiorach Biblioteki Uniwersytetu Wileńskiego [Correspondence of Vilnius astronomers M. Poczobut and A. Strzecki (second half of the 18th century) in the Vilnius University Library collection]. VII World Congress of Polish Studies. 20–23 October 2021, University of Wrocław (Poland). http://kongrespolonistow2020.uni.wroc.pl/program/piatek-22-10-2021/
  • Rutkovska, K. Archiwalia wileńskie na warsztacie polonisty i lituanisty. W poszukiwaniu nowych tematów i ujęć badawczych [Vilnius archives at the workshop of a Polish and Lithuanian philologist. In search of new research topics and perspectives]. VII World Congress of Polish Studies. 20–23 October 2021, University of Wrocław (Poland). http://kongrespolonistow2020.uni.wroc.pl/program/czwartek-21-10-2021/
  • Ušinskienė, V. Trockie akta sądowe z lat 1660-1661 na tle komunikacji prawnej Wielkiego Księstwa Litewskiego [Trakai Castle Court Acts of 1660‒1661 in the context of legal communication of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania]. VII World Congress of Polish Studies. 20–23 October 2021, University of Wrocław (Poland). http://kongrespolonistow2020.uni.wroc.pl/program/czwartek-21-10-2021/

MOST IMPORTANT NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL AWARDS RECEIVED FOR R&D ACTIVITIES

MOST IMPORTANT PARTICIPATION CASES OF RESEARCHERS IN WORKING GROUPS OR COMMISSIONS SET UP BY STATE AUTHORITIES, STATE AND MUNICIPAL INSTITUTIONS AND ORGANISATIONS, AND BUSINESS ENTITIES

  • Prof. Dr Kristina Rutkovska: member of the Commission for the Education of National Minorities at the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport of the Republic of Lithuania, https://www.smm.lt/main/web/en/

MAIN RESEARCH DISSEMINATION ACTIVITIES


CENTRE FOR SCANDINAVIAN STUDIES

Universiteto 5, LT-01513 Vilnius
Tel. 268 7235, 268 7234
e-mails: ,
Head – Assist. Prof. Dr Ieva Steponavičiūtė Aleksiejūnienė

STAFF

Professors: Dr S. Pivoras (part-time; till September 2021), Dr L. Vaicekauskienė.
Associate professors: Dr E. Sausverde, Dr I. Steponavičiūtė-Aleksiejūnienė, Dr B. Spraunienė, Dr G. Tamaševičius.
Assistant professors: Dr R. Baranauskienė, Dr R. Čičirkaitė (part-time), Dr A. Mendelytė, Dr V. Vukotič (part-time).
Teaching assistants: A. Laugalienė, E. Jankauskaitė, D. Urbonaitė, Rūta Zukienė, Dr R. Trakymaitė (all part-time).
Lecturers: Dr N. Bulla, J. Riseth, U. M. Helen, S. S. Ojaniemi, E. Slott, A. Braškytė, R. Dambrauskaitė-Muralienė, E. Išganaitytė, K. Karčiauskienė, E. Kmitaitė, J. Kumetaitienė, J. Petronytė, A. Petrauskaitė, R. Rudienė (on maternal leave since September), M. Schultz Rasmussen (all part-time).
Doctoral student: R. Palubinskienė (on academic leave since September 2021)

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Contrastive, General, Scandinavian and Finno-Ugrian linguistics
Language contacts
Lexicography
Sociolinguistics and language ideologies
Grammar of Modern Scandinavian and Lithuanian languages
Studies in modern Scandinavian literature
Old Norse studies
Film studies
Lithuanian-Scandinavian historical and cultural contacts

RESEARCH PROJECTS CARRIED OUT IN 2021

Projects Supported by the University Budget

Studies in the Societies, Languages and Cultures of Northern and Central Europe. Coordinator Dr Ieva Steponavičiūtė-Aleksiejūnienė. 2019–2022.

Research has been conducted in the areas of philosophy of cinema, sociolinguistcs, lexicography, media studies, Scandinavian and Lithuanian cultural relations, modern Scandinavian literature and others.

Main publications:

Mendelytė, A. Faciality and Ontological Doubt in Ralph Eugene Meatyard’s Photography. SubStance. 2021, 50(1).

Mendelytė, A. Mapping Film-World Relations to Reality: A New Conceptual Cartography. In: The Real of Reality: The Realist Turn in Contemporary Film Theory, Christine Reeh-Peters, Stefan Schmidt, Peter Weibel (Eds.), Leiden, Boston: Brill, 2021. 

Steponavičiūtė-Aleksiejūnienė, I. (together with I. Toleikytė and J. Bøggild). Guard Always Your Honor: “Ehrengard,” Karen Blixen's Last Tale. Scandinavian Studies. 2021, 93(3): 303–328, https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5406/scanstud.93.3.0303.

Grammar and Semantics. Project coordinator Prof. Dr Habil. Axel Holvoet. 2019–2022.

Main publication:

Spraunienė, B., Žeimantienė, V. Lithuanian reflexive-based impersonals with accusative objects. In: Studies in Baltic and other Languages. A Festschrift for Axel Holvoet on the occasion of his 65th birthday. Peter Arkadiev, Jurgis Pakerys, Inesa Šeškauskienė, Vaiva Žeimantienė (Eds.). Vilnius: Vilnius University Press. 2021, 358–380. (Vilnius University Open Series 16) PDF

National Research Projects

Lithuanian Exile in Iceland: Explorations of Teodoras Bieliackinas’ (1907–1947) Creative Legacy. Coordinator: Dr I. Steponaviūtė-Aleksiejūnienė. National Lithuanian Studies Development Programme for 2016–2024.

The project, which has been aimed at studying Teodoras Bieliackinas’, the first Lithuanian Scandinavianist, cultural and political legacy, has been completed this year.

International Research Projects

The Baltic Verb: Grams, Categories and Domain. European Social Fund. MTEP 09.3.3-LMT-K-712-01-0071. Coordinator: Prof. Dr Habil. A. Holvoet. Participants from the Centre for Scandinavian Studies: Assist. Prof. Dr B. Spraunienė and A. Laugalienė. January 2018–December 2021. https://www.flf.vu.lt/mokslas/projektai/esf#the-baltic-verb-grams-categories-domains

The aim of the project is to bundle research efforts in the domain of the Baltic verbal research domain that keeps yielding fascinating results of considerable typological interest. Three thematic groups are reflected in the three volumes of articles: the minor grams and TAME (Tense-Aspect-Mood-Evidentiality) and Voice.

Main publications:

Spraunienė, B., Brudzyński, P. The Lithuanian passive perfect and its history. Studies in the TAME Domain in Baltic and Its Neighbours = Baltic Linguistics. 2021, 12: 167–207. DOI: https://doi.org/10.32798/bl.923

Nau, N., Spraunienė, B. Future tense and narrativity. Studies in the TAME Domain in Baltic and Its Neighbours = Baltic Linguistics. 2021, 12: 209–247. DOI: https://doi.org/10.32798/bl.924

Holvoet, A., Lindström, L., Daugavet, A., Laugalienė, A. Irrealis in Baltic and Baltic Fennic. Studies in the TAME Domain in Baltic and Its Neighbours = Baltic Linguistics. 2021, 12: 349–411. DOI: https://doi.org/10.32798/bl.928

MAIN RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION PARTNERS

The Office of the Nordic Council of Ministers in Lithuania
Norwegian Agency for International Cooperation and Quality Enhancement in Higher Education (DIKU)
The Swedish Institute (SI) (Sweden)
Ministry of Higher Education and Science (UFM) (Denmark)
Finnish National Agency for Education (Finland)
Departments of Scandinavian (Nordic) Studies and related studies at (but not limited to):
Copenhagen University, Stockholm University, Oslo University, Bergen University, Aarhus University, Budapest University, Prague University, Humboldt Universitӓt zu Berlin, Poznan University, Gdansk University

OTHER RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

Assist. Prof. Dr R. Baranauskienė

Lecturer E. Kmitaitė

  • member of organising committee of 33rd International IASS (International Association for Scandinavian Studies) conference Memory Culture in Scandinavian Studies. 3–6 August 2021, http://www.iass2021.flf.vu.lt/.

Assist. Prof. Dr A. Mendelytė

  • member of NECS: NECS - European Network for Cinema and Media Studies | NECS;
  • member of MotherNet: About | MotherNet.

Lecturers S. Ojaniemi, J. Riseth

Assoc. Prof. Dr E. Sausverde

Lecturer E. J. Slott

Assist. Prof. Dr B. Spraunienė

Assoc. Prof. Dr I. Steponavičiūtė-Aleksiejūnienė

  • editor-in-Chief of the editorial board of Scandinavistica Vilnensis series, https://www.journals.vu.lt/scandinavistica;
  • President of International Association for Scandinavian Studies (IASS), https://csspublications.net/iass-home (the term ended in August 2021);
  • member of the Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Studies (SASS), https://scandinavianstudy.org/;
  • participant in the international researchers’ network New Geographies of Scandinavian Studies, funded by the Danish Council for Independent Research;
  • board member of the International Federation for Modern Languages and Literatures (FILLM);
  • Chair of organising committee of 33rd International IASS (International Association for Scandinavian Studies) conference Memory Culture in Scandinavian Studies. 3–6 August 2021, http://www.iass2021.flf.vu.lt/.

Assoc. Prof. Dr G. Tamaševičius

  • member of the Association of Applied Linguistics of Lithuania (LITAKA), www.litaka.lt;
  • member of the international research network Standard Language Ideology in Contemporary Europe (SLICE), http://lanchart.hum.ku.dk/research/slice/;
  • member of organising committee of 33rd International IASS (International Association for Scandinavian Studies) conference Memory Culture in Scandinavian Studies. 3–6 August 2021, http://www.iass2021.flf.vu.lt/.

Prof. Dr L. Vaicekauskienė

  • advisory board member for international database Lituanistika at the Research Council of Lithuania;
  • board member of the Association of Applied Linguistics of Lithuania (LITAKA), http://litaka.lt/en/;
  • editorial board member of the journal Taikomoji kalbotyra, www.taikomojikalbotyra.lt;
  • member of the European Association for the Teaching of Academic Writing (EATAW), http://www.eataw.eu/home.html;
  • member of the International Association for World Englishes(IAWE), http://www.iaweworks.org/;
  • member of an international research network Standard Language Ideology in Contemporary Europe (SLICE), http://lanchart.hum.ku.dk/research/slice/;
  • member of organising committee of 33rd International IASS (International Association for Scandinavian Studies) conference Memory Culture in Scandinavian Studies. 3–6 August 2021, http://www.iass2021.flf.vu.lt/.

Teaching assistant R. Zukienė

  • member of organising committee of 33rd International IASS (International Association for Scandinavian Studies) conference Memory Culture in Scandinavian Studies. August 3-6, 2021, http://www.iass2021.flf.vu.lt/.

BEST PRESENTATIONS DELIVERED AT CONFERENCES ABROAD

  • Mendelytė, A. Motherhood and Documentary Filmmaking: Brothers (2015, Aslaug Holm). Histories of Women in Film and Television: Then and Now, Maynooth, Ireland (online). 10–11 July 2021, https://www.ecrea.eu/page-18206/9289158
  • Sausverde, Ē. What Human Genetics can give Linguistics. A case of region around Baltics – Germanic, Baltic and Finno-Ugric Languages. Baltic Languages in Time and Space. XIIIth International Congress of Balticists. University of Latvia, 13–15 October 2021 (online). https://www.baltistukongress.lu.lv/en/
  • Steponavičiūtė-Aleksiejūnienė, I. Writing back with loving vengeance. The images of Scandinavia and narrative self-image in Marius Ivaškevičius’s essays My Scandinavia. IVe congrès de l'Association pour les études nordiques Entre Scandinavie et Baltique orientale, Inalco, Pôle des langues et civilisations, 18–20 November 2021. http://www.inalco.fr/actualite/ive-congres-association-etudes-nordiques-apen-scandinavie-baltique-orientale-18-20
  • Jankauskaitė, E. The Power Dynamics Between Copy-Editors and Authors in the Lithuanian Field of Language Standardization. Baltic Languages in Time and Space. XIIIth International Congress of Balticists. University of Latvia. 13–15 October 2021 (online). https://www.baltistukongress.lu.lv/en/
  • Vaicekauskienė, L. Ideological effects of mediation of dialect on gender-related attachments to local speech. Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, University of Hong Kong, 7–10 June 2021. https://www.ss23hk.com/

MOST IMPORTANT NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL AWARDS RECEIVED FOR R&D ACTIVITIES

  • Assist. Prof. Dr Atėnė Mendelytė was awarded Rector’s award for significant achievements in research in 2021 to the young scientists.

MOST IMPORTANT PARTICIPATION CASES OF RESEARCHERS IN WORKING GROUPS OR COMMISSIONS SET UP BY STATE AUTHORITIES, STATE AND MUNICIPAL INSTITUTIONS AND ORGANISATIONS, AND BUSINESS ENTITIES

  • Assoc. Prof. Erika Sausverde: a member of the Board of Sweden-Lithuania Cooperation Fund, https://swelitfund.org/
  • Prof. Loreta Vaicekauskienė: a member of the executive group for National Lithuanian Studies Development Programme for 2016–2024

MAIN RESEARCH DISSEMINATION ACTIVITIES

 

INSTITUTE FOR LITERARY, CULTURAL AND TRANSLATION STUDIES

Universiteto 5, LT-01513 Vilnius
E-mail:
Director – Prof. Dr Nijolė Maskaliūnienė


DEPARTMENT OF LITHUANIAN LITERATURE

Universiteto 5, LT-01513 Vilnius
Tel. 268 72 16
E-mail:
Head – Prof. Dr Brigita Speičytė

STAFF

Professors: Dr V. Daujotytė-Pakerienė (emerita), Dr D. Pociūtė, Dr B. Speičytė.
Associate professors: Dr D. Čiočytė, Dr D. Kuolys, Dr M. Kvietkauskas, Dr A. Peluritytė-Tikuišienė.
Assistant professors: Dr N. Klišienė, Dr S. Matulevičienė (part-time), Dr J. Raškevičiūtė-Andriukonienė (part-time), Dr R. Tamošaitis (part-time).
Professor of practice: Dr R. Kmita.
Doctoral students: A. Ambrazaitė, E. Buožytė, G. Petuchovaitė-Majauskė (academic leave), A. Strelcova-Kelpšė (academic leave).

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Contemporary Lithuanian drama
Narrative history and the 20th century memory
Christian literary contexts
The development of religious heterodoxy in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania
Developments in the 21st century Lithuanian literature
Multicultural processes and literature in 16th–20th century Lithuania

RESEARCH PROJECTS CARRIED OUT IN 2021

Projects Supported by the University Budget

Lithuanian Literature and Intercultural Research. Prof. Dr B. Speičytė. 2019–2022.

In 2021, members of the Department carried out research in contemporary, modern and early modern Lithuanian literature and published 3 monographs, 6 articles, 1 literary translation, volume 63(1) of the academic journal Literatūra [Literature], dealing with contemporary Lithuanian literature, its translation and dissemination abroad. In 2021, members of the Department delivered 12 presentations at the national and international conferences in Lithuania, Poland and Hungary, and 9 presentations in academic seminars and dicussions in Lithuania, Poland and the USA.

Main publications :

Monographs

Daujotytė, V. 2021. Žemės keleiviai. Mačernis [Earth Travellers. Mačernis], Vilnius: Vilniaus dailės akademijos leidykla, 359 p.

Daujotytė, V. 2021. Arvydas Šliogeris: Mano elementorius buvo Homeras [Arvydas Šliogeris: My Alphabet Book was Homer.], Vilnius: Odilė, 312 p.

Pociūtė, D. 2021. La Riforma in Lituania [Reformation in Lithuania], Torino: Claudiana, 349 p.

Research articles

Klišienė, N. Lietuvių dramaturgija ir jos „krizės“ [Lithuanian Dramaturgy and Its “Crises”]. Literatūra. 2021, 63(1): 43–57.

Kvietkauskas, M. From Shulhoyf to Montparnasse: Cultural Collage in Moshé Vorobeichic’s Photography Book The Ghetto Lane in Wilna (1931). Colloquia. 2021, 48; 170–193.

Peluritytė-Tikuišienė, A. Lietuvių literatūra istorinės tiesos paieškose: trys nepriklausomybės dešimtmečiai (Lithuanian Literature in Search of Historical Truth: Three Decades of Independence). Literatūra. 2021, 63(1): 8–28.

National Research Projects

Research Council of Lithuania. Niccolò Buccella: Prisoner of The Inquisition, the Ruler’s Medic.

Heterodoxy and Medicine in the Second Half of the 16th C. Poland and Lithuania, No. P-MIP-20-52. Coordinator and researcher: Prof. Dr D. Pociūtė.

Main publication:

Pociūtė, D. L’esilio come eutopia. Note sul consolidamento della prima comunità sociniana nei territori della Lituania-Polonia [Eutopy of Exile. The Consolidation of the Community of Early Socinianism in Poland and Lithuania]. Utopie e communità religiose tra età moderna e contemporanea, a cura di Guido Mongini [Utopias and Religious Communities in Early Modern and Modern Period]. 2021, 25–54.

National Agency for Education. Development and Implementation of the Content of Digital Education, No. 09.2.1- ESFA-V-726-03-0001. Expert consultant and researcher: Assoc. Prof. Dr M. Kvietkauskas.

International Projects

PRIN Programme, Italy. The Nuncios Secret Archives: Papal Diplomacy and European Multi-denominational Societies before the Thirty Years War (Coordinator Prof. Antonella Barzazi; No. 2017JMPYTA https://nsa.unipr.it). Researcher: Prof. Dr D. Pociūtė.

The experience and analysis of international collaboration in the project was presented in the conference and discussion Humanities: Condition and Perspectives at the Lithuanian Academy of Science, Vilnius, 04 October 2021.

EU funded projects

Lithuanian Academic Scheme for International Cooperation in Baltic Studies (ESFIVP-I-2). Lecture for students of the Faculty of Philology at Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, Hungary Lithuanian prose today on 22 October 2021. (https://baltnexus.lt/en/baltic-studies-project). Participant: Assoc. Prof. Dr A. Peluritytė-Tikuišienė.

MAIN R&D&I (RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION) PARTNERS

Institute of Lithuanian Literature and Folklore (Lithuania)
University of Tartu (Estonia)
Jagiellonian University in Krakow (Poland)
University of Bologna (Italy)

OTHER RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

Prof. V. Daujotytė (emerita)

  • member of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences;
  • member of the Lithuanian Writers Union;
  • editorial board member of the journal Literatūra (Literature).

Prof. Dr D. Pociūtė

  • member of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences;
  • editor-in-Chief of the publication series Monumenta Reformationis Lithuanicae;
  • editorial board member of the journal Literatūra (Literature);
  • member of the association Lituanistų sambūris (Assembly of Lithuanian Philologists).

Prof. Dr B. Speičytė

  • editorial board member of the journal Colloquia (Institute of Lithuanian Literature and Folklore);
  • editorial board member of the journal Literatūra (Vilnius University);
  • editorial board member of the journal Wielogłos (Jagiellonian University in Kraków), https://www.ejournals.eu/Wieloglos/menu/260/;
    · member of the association Lituanistų sambūris (Assembly of Lithuanian Philologists).

Assoc. Prof. Dr D. Kuolys

  • editorial board member of the journal Senoji Lietuvos literatūra (Early Modern Lithuanian Literature);
  • member of the academic council of the Wroblewski Library of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences;
  • member of the executive committee of the association Lituanistų sambūris (Assembly of Lithuanian Philologists);
  • programme committee member of the annual conference of the Santara-Šviesa Association.

Assoc. Prof. Dr M. Kvietkauskas

  • editorial board member of the journal Acta Baltico-Slavica, Institute of Slavic Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw;
  • member of the academic council of the Czeslaw Milosz Research Center, Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland;
  • member of the Lithuanian Writers Union.

Assoc. Prof. Dr A. Peluritytė-Tikuišienė

  • member of the Lithuanian Comparative Literature Association;
  • member of the Lithuanian Writers Union;
  • advisory board member of the journal Studia Rossica Posnaniensia;
  • editor of volume 63(1) of the journal Literatūra (Literature).

Assist. Prof. Dr R. Tamošaitis

  • editorial board member of the literary journal of the Lithuanian literature and criticism Metai (The Year);
  • member of Lithuanian Writers Union;
  • member of the association Lituanistų sambūris (Assembly of Lithuanian Philologists);
  • editor of volume 63(1) of the journal Literatūra (Literature).

BEST PRESENTATIONS DELIVERED AT CONFERENCES ABROAD

  • Klišienė, N. Contradictory Notions of Freedom in Contemporary Lithuanian Drama. International research conference in Baltic Studies Forms of Freedom: Literature, Culture, Language (organised by the University of Warsaw). Warsaw, Poland, 20–21 September 2021. http://baltystyka.uw.edu.pl
  • Peluritytė-Tikuišienė, A. Contemporary Lithuanian Literature: The Most Important Arguments for the Beginning of Inependence. International research conference 30 Years of Lithuanian Studies at at Eötvös Loránd University: Tradition and Prospects, Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, Hungary, 20 October 2021.
  • Peluritytė-Tikuišienė, A. Semantics of Emptiness in Viktor Pelevin’s novel Chapayev and Void (1996) and contemporary Lithuanian literature. International research conference European Russian Studies and Contemporary Issues, Adam Mickiewicz University Poznań (Poland), 22 September 2021. http://ifros.home.amu.edu.pl/?page_id=8213

MOST IMPORTANT PARTICIPATION CASES OF RESEARCHERS IN WORKING GROUPS OR COMMISSIONS SET UP BY STATE AUTHORITIES, STATE AND MUNICIPAL INSTITUTIONS AND ORGANISATIONS, AND BUSINESS ENTITIES

  • Assoc. Prof. Dr D. Čiočytė: expert of the Lithuanian Council for Culture; expert of the Research Council of Lithuania.
  • Assist. Prof. Dr N. Klišienė: expert of the Lithuanian Council for Culture; reviewer of the works of candidates for the Lithuanian National Prize for Culture and Art (literature) (for the Lithuanian Ministry of Culture).
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr D. Kuolys: member of the Education Council of Lithuania under the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania.
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr M. Kvietkauskas: expert and text writer of a virtual exhibition in honor of Yitskhok Rudashevski at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research (New York, USA).
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr A. Peluritytė-Tikuišienė: panel member for the Algis Kalėda prize for research and translation (Institute of Lithuanian Literature and Folkore); panel member for the Vytautas Kubilius prize for research and criticism (Institute of Lithuanian Literature and Folklore); panel member of the European Union Prize for Literature; expert of the National Culture and Art Prize; expert of the selection panel of the Best Translated Book of the Year (Lithuanian Union of Literary Translators).
  • Prof. Dr D. Pociūtė: expert of the Lithuanian Council for Culture, task developer for the National Lithuanian Language and Literature Contest of Lithuanian and foreign Lithuanian schools (Lithuanian Centre of Non-Formal Youth Education).
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr R. Tamošaitis: expert of the Lithuanian Council for Culture; member of the Lithuanian Language and Literature Contest Commission; member and chairman of the evaluation panel of the Lithuanian Student Young Philologists Contest; diploma examiner and Second Native Speaker, IBIS – International Baccalaureate, Cardiff, Wells, UK; member of the Children's Literature Prize Panel at the Ministry of Education, Science and Sports; lecturer at the National Student Academy.

MOST IMPORTANT RESEARCH DISSEMINATION ACTIVITIES


DEPARTMENT OF TRANSLATION AND INTERPRETING STUDIES

Universiteto 5, LT-01513 Vilnius
Tel. 268 7245
E-mail:
www.vsk.flf.vu.lt
Head – Prof. Dr Nijolė Maskaliūnienė

STAFF

Professors: Dr N. Burkšaitienė, Dr J. Grigaliūnienė, Dr N. Maskaliūnienė.
Associate professor: Dr L. Černiuvienė.
Assistant professors: Dr D. Mankauskienė, Dr R. Užgiris, Dr D. Veličkienė.
Lecturers: A. Zolubienė, D. Valentinavičienė, N. Terleckaitė, D. Guogienė (part-time), A. Dailidėnaitė (part-time), R. Darbutaitė (part-time).
Researcher: Dr A. Ratkus.
Doctoral student: Ž. Pekūnas.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Translation Studies
Theory and practice of translation
Literary translation
The (Gothic) Bible translation
Interpreting
Corpus studies for translation purposes
Theory and practice of lexicography and terminology
Integration of research results into the teaching process
Translator/interpreter training

RESEARCH PROJECTS CONDUCTED IN 2021

Projects Supported by the University Budget

Meta-Cognitive Investigation of Translation as Bilingual Communication. Prof. Dr N. Maskaliūnienė. 2019–2022.

In 2021, the academic staff of the Department wrote articles, participated at conferences on literary translation, translation theory and translation training methodology. The Department issued vol. 14 of the journal Vertimo studijos/ Studies in Translation. https://www.journals.vu.lt/vertimo-studijos/issue/current.

The Department organised two major research events: an international conference and an international workshop:

International conference At the Edge of Translation and Beyond. (in cooperation with the Directorate-General for Translation of the European Commission), 8 October 2021 (on-line). https://www.flf.vu.lt/vsk/naujienos/4885-kvieciame-i-konferencija

International Workshop Translation Technologies – Understand, Embrace, Adopt under the programme Translating Europe Workshop (in cooperation with the Directorate-General for Translation of the European Commission), 4 March 2021 (on-line). http://www.vsk.flf.vu.lt/katedra/300/

Main publications :

Burkšaitienė, N. University students' self-assessment of ESP project work as a tool for aligning teaching with learning. The World of Languages and Literatures: A Contemporary Outlook, Nataša Bakić-Mirić, Mladen Jakovljević and Mirjana Lončar-Vujnović (Eds.). 2021, 69–91.

Maskaliūnienė, N. Lietuvių literatūros sklaida: tampame pasaulinės literatūros dalimi (Dissemination of Lithuanian Literature: Becoming Part of World Literature). Literatūra (Literature). 2021, 63(1): 86–98.

Veličkienė, D. Adekvatus poetinio teksto vertimas – ekvivalentiškumas ar atitikmuo? (Adequate Translation of the Poetic Text. Is it Equivalence or Correspondence?). Vertimo studijos [Studies in Translation]. 2021, 14: 24–34.

Research Council of Lithuania

Translation and Censorship under Conditions of Soviet Ideology, No. P-MIP-21-362. Researcher Groups Projects. Coordinator and researcher: Prof. Dr N. Maskaliūnienė. Researchers: Assist. Prof. Dr D.Veličkienė, Assist. Prof. Dr D. Mankauskienė, D. Valentinavičienė, A. Zolubienė, I. Tatolytė. April 2021–March 2024.

Machine Translation in the Lithuanian Translation Market: Postediting, 1-11-2020–30-4-2021. [09.3.3.-LMT-K-712 Development of research competence of scientists, other researchers and students through practical research activities]. Supervisor: Prof. Dr N. Maskaliūnienė. Researcher: MA student Karolina Levanaitė.

Main publication:

Levanaitė, K. Lietuvos vertimo rinkos dalyvių požiūris į mašininį vertimą ir postredagavimą (The Attitude of the Lithuanian Translation Market Participants towards Machine Translation and Post-editing). Vertimo studijos [Studies in Translation]. 2021, 14: 6–23.

MAIN R&D&I (RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION) PARTNERS

University of Louvain (Belgium)
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece)
University of Latvia (Latvia)
University of Amsterdam (the Netherlands)
University of Granada (Spain)
University of Padova (Italy)
University of Warsaw (Poland)

OTHER RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

Prof. Dr N. Burkšaitienė

Prof. Dr J. Grigaliūnienė

Prof. Dr N. Maskaliūnienė

Assoc. Prof. Dr L. Černiuvienė

  • member of the Lithuanian Association of Literary Translators, www.llvs.lt/.

Dr A. Ratkus

Dr D. Mankauskienė

  • member of the European Society of Translation Studies, www.est-translation.org.

BEST PRESENTATIONS DELIVERED AT CONFERENCES ABROAD

  • Burkšaitienė, N. Understanding university students’ self-assessment of their ESP project work: Part 2. 19th international conference Multilingual academic and professional communication in a networked world, Universitat Politechnica de Catalunya Vilanova i la Geltrú, Barcelona, (Spain), 8 July 2021 (on-line), https://aelfetapp.upc.edu/en
  • Ratkus, A. Definite adjective forms in early Germanic: From nominal periphrasis to agreement. Societas Linguistica Europaea 2021. 53rd annual meeting, 30 August 2021 (on-line)

MOST IMPORTANT PARTICIPATION CASES OF RESEARCHERS IN WORKING GROUPS OR COMMISSIONS SET UP BY STATE AUTHORITIES, STATE AND MUNICIPAL INSTITUTIONS, ORGANISATIONS, BUSINESS ENTITIES

  • Assoc.Prof. L. Černiuvienė: expert member of the panel for the evaluation of film translations in the „Cinema Spring“ festival 2020; expert member of the panel for the Heronymus prize for best translators organised by Lithuanian Association of Literary Translators.
  • Prof. N. Maskaliūnienė: member of the Commission for the preparation of the Lithuanian Style Guide for translators at EU institutions (under the State Lithuanian Language Commission).
  • Senior researcher A. Ratkus: expert of linguistic examination of a lease contract in English original and its Lithuanian translation, commissioned by the law firm Sorainen and Partners (for a civil court process in Lithuania); expert of linguistic examination of the wording of an English lease contract, commissioned by the law firm Sorainen and Partners (for international arbitration); expert of linguistic examination of documentation and online advertising materials, commissioned by the law firm Sorainen and Partners (for a civil court process in Lithuania).

MOST IMPORTANT RESEARCH DISSEMINATION ACTIVITIES


A. J. GREIMAS CENTRE FOR SEMIOTICS AND LITERARY THEORY

Universiteto 5, LT-01513 Vilnius
Tel. 268 7161
E-mail:
Head – Prof. Dr Irina Melnikova

STAFF

Professors: Dr Habil. K. Nastopka (emeritus), Dr A. Sverdiolas (emeritus), Dr P. V. Subačius, Dr I. Melnikova.
Associate professors: Dr B. Meržvinskaitė, Dr N. Keršytė, Dr J. Levina.
Assistant professors: Dr J. Katkuvienė, Dr P. Jevsejevas.
Doctoral students: A. Kundrotaitė, A. Sireikis, A. Oržekauskienė.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Textual poetics and its relation to philosophical, aesthetic, sociological systems
Semiotic and hermeneutic text analysis
Terminology of literary criticism
Theory of the text, textual scholarship
Intertextuality, intermediality

RESEARCH PROJECTS CARRIED OUT IN 2021

Projects Supported by the University Budget

Semiotics and Humanities. Prof. Dr I. Melnikova. 2020–2022.

Development of methodological framework in contemporary theory of literature, art studies, philosophy and semiotics. Aspectual analysis of literary texts and other types of discourses. The academic staff of A. J. Greimas Centre carried out research in semiotics, textual scholarship and intermediality. The staff members published 10 research articles, prepared 1 publication of academic sources, edited the new volume (No 16) of the journal Semiotika, organised an international conference of the Nordic Association for Semiotic Studies Meaning in Perception and the Senses, presented 3 papers at international conferences, worked in 14 research projects.

Main publications :

Subačius, P. V. On the Threshold to Editorship, or from Collection to Oeuvre. Variants: The Journal of the European Society for Textual Scholarship. 2021, 15/16. https://doi.org/10.4000/variants.1375.

Kundrotaitė, A. Autobiografinis paktas kaip architektūrinis palimpsestas: Juditos Vaičiūnaitės Mabre viešbutis (The Autobiographical Pact as An ArchitecturalPalimpsest: Judita Vaičiūnaitė’s Mabre viešbutis). Colloquia. 2021, 46: 135–156. http://www.llti.lt/failai/Colloquia46_spaudai_internetui-135-156.pdf.

Melnikova, I. (Skaitymo) ikoniškumas. Lolita. (Iconicity (of Reading). Lolita). Semiotika. 2021, 16: 24–65. https://doi.org/10.15388/Semiotika.2021.8.

National Research Projects

Research Council of Lithuania

Semiotic Models of Reading (National Lithuanian Studies Programme 2016–2024, grant P-LIP-21-73). Coordinator and researcher: Prof. Dr Irina Melnikova. Researcher: Dr Jurgita Katkuvienė. 2021–2023.

Text as a Hedgerow. (National Lithuanian Studies Programme 2016–2024, grant S-LIP-21-11). Coordinator and researcher: Prof. Dr Paulius V. Subačius. May 2021–September 2023.

Translation and Censorship under Conditions of Soviet Ideology (grant P-MIP-21-362), Researcher Groups Projects, project coordinator Prof. Dr Nijolė Maskaliūnienė. Researchers: Prof. Dr Paulius V. Subačius, Assoc.Prof. Dr Nijolė Keršytė. April 2021–March 2024.

Algirdas Julius Greimas. Conversations (National Lithuanian Studies Programme 2016-2024, grant S-LIP-21-18. Project coordinator and researcher: Assoc. Prof. Dr Jūratė Levina. Researcher: Prof. Dr Arūnas Sverdiolas. April 2021–March 2022.

Post-Doctoral projects

A Taxonomy of Verbal Imagery in Poetic Discourse, No. 09.3.3-LMT-K-712-19-0204, funded by the Research Council of Lithuania, co-funded from the EU Structural funds. Research fellow Dr Davide Castiglione, post-doc supervisor Prof. Dr Irina Melnikova. September 2020–August 2022.

Concepts of Visual Education: from St. Anne to “Lithuanian School” by P. Rimša, No. 09.3.3-LMT-K-712-19-0088, co-funded from the EU Structural funds. Research fellow Dr Lijana Birškytė Klimienė, post-doc supervisor Prof. Dr Paulius V. Subačius. September 2020–August 2022.

Projects with students

Research Council of Lithuania. Semiotic Analysis of Poetic Text: Works of Giedrė Kazlauskaitė. Supervisor: Assist. Prof. Dr. J. Katkuvienė. Researcher: MA student K. Sadauskaitė. [09.3.3.-LMT-K-712 Development of research competence of scientists, other researchers and students through practical research activities]. 01 November 2020–30 April 2021.

Research Council of Lithuania. Cultural Memory as a Mechanism of Text Generation: Cultural Semiotics Approach by Yuri Lotman. Supervisor: Assist. Prof. Dr. J. Katkuvienė. Researcher: MA student I. Tomaševičiūtė. [09.3.3-LMT-K-712-25-0198 Development of research competence of scientists, other researchers and students through practical research activities].

Research Council of Lithuania. Pandemic Narrative in Lithuanian Mass-media. Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Dr N. Keršytė. Researcher: MA student I. Skikaitė. [09.3.3-LMT-K-712 Development of research competence of scientists, other researchers and students through practical research activities]. 01 November 2020–30 April 2021.

Research Council of Lithuania. Song and Dance Festival: between the Soviet Tradition and the Innovations of Independence. Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Dr N. Keršytė. Researcher: MA student Indrė Antanavičienė. [09.3.3-LMT-K-712 Development of research competence of scientists, other researchers and students through practical research activities].

Research Council of Lithuania. Expression of Modernity in the Dance of the Song and Dance Festival. Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Dr N. Keršytė. Researcher: MA student Indrė Antanavičienė. [09.3.3-LMT-K-712 Development of research competence of scientists, other researchers and students through practical research activities].

BEST PRESENTATIONS DELIVERED AT CONFERENCES ABROAD

  • Meržvinskaitė, B. The Philosophy of Action in the Collection of Poems Lily and the Sicle by Jurgis Baltrušaitis (in Russian) at the international conference The Baltic Kaleidoscope: Spiritual Culture in the Baltic States in the Interwar Period (1918-1939), 18–19 May 2021 (on-line): https: /youtu-be/roBdOM6Wyr8; https://inslav.ru/sites/default/files/2021_baltiyskiy_kaleydoskop_programma.pdf
  • Melnikova, I. Intermedial and Semiotic Architexture of Music in Film. Invited plenary lecture. 12th Conference of the Nordic Association for Semiotic Studies “Meaning in Perception and the Senses”. 5–7 November 2021. Vilnius University. http://nordicsemiotics.org
  • Katkuvienė, J. Sensual Meanings of Poetic Text: Lithuanian Visual Poetry. 12th Conference of the Nordic Association for Semiotic Studies “Meaning in Perception and the Senses”. 5–7 November 2021. Vilnius University. http://nordicsemiotics.org

MAIN R&D&I (RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION) PARTNERS

Institute of Lithuanian Literature and Folklore, Vilnius (Lithuania)
Vilnius Academy of Arts (Lithuania)
Centre de recherches politiques (France)
Ohio University (USA)
University of Tartu (Estonia)

OTHER RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

Assist. Prof. Dr P. Jevsejevas

  • member of the Nordic Association for Semiotic Studies;
  • chairman of the Organising Committee of the 12th Conference of the Nordic Association for Semiotic Studies Meaning in Perception and the Senses. 5–7 November 2021. (NASS Vilnius 2021 | nordicsemiotics.org - Nordic Association, http://nordicsemiotics.org.

Assist. Prof. Dr J. Katkuvienė

Assoc. Prof. Dr N. Keršytė

Assoc. Prof. Dr J. Levina

  • member of the Lithuanian Association for Phenomenology;
  • member of the International James Joyce Foundation.

Prof. Dr I. Melnikova

  • member of European Network for Comparative Literary Studies (REELC/ENCLS), http://encls.net/;
  • member of the European Narratology Network (ENN);
  • member of the International Society for Intermedial Studies;
  • member of SERCIA;
  • editor-in-chief of the journal Semiotika, https://www.zurnalai.vu.lt/Semiotika/about/editorialTeam;
  • chair of the Research Board of the Faculty of Philology.

Assoc. Prof. Dr B. Meržvinskaitė

Prof. Dr Habil. K. Nastopka (emeritus)

Prof. Dr P. V. Subačius

  • board member of the LCAS;
  • member of The European Society for Textual Scholarship (ESTS), The Society for Textual Scholarship (STS), Commission Internationale d'Histoire et d'etudes du Christianisme (CIHEC), The Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing (SHARP), The Association for Documentary Editing (ADE);
  • editorial board member of the journals LCAS Annuals, Studies in Church History, Fontes Historiae Lituaniae.

Prof. Dr A. Sverdiolas (emeritus)

MOST IMPORTANT PARTICIPATION CASES OF RESEARCHERS IN WORKING GROUPS OR COMMISSIONS SET UP BY STATE AUTHORITIES, STATE AND MUNICIPAL INSTITUTIONS AND ORGANISATIONS, AND BUSINESS ENTITIES

  • Prof. Dr P. V. Subačius: board member of the Lithuanian Free Market Institute; expert of the Research Council of Lithuania; expert of the Research Database Lituanistika; expert of the Lithuanian National Commission for UNESCO (Memory of the World); member of the mixed bilateral Government and Church commission for implementation of International Agreements; member of the Permanent bilateral Government and Church commission to solve the issues of cultural heritage; member of the Bilateral Government and Church commission to solve the issues of education.
  • Prof. Dr I. Melnikova: expert of the Estonian Research Council.

MOST IMPORTANT RESEARCH DISSEMINATION ACTIVITIES


RESEARCH GROUP FOR STUDIES IN COMPARATIVE LITERATURE

Universiteto 5, LT-01513 Vilnius
Tel. 268 7252
E-mail:
Head – Dr Inga Vidugirytė-Pakerienė

STAFF

Associate professor: Dr I. Vidugirytė-Pakerienė.
Assistant professors: Dr A. Kučinskienė, Dr D. Kuzminskaitė, Dr M. Sebastià-Sáez.
Lecturer: Ramiro Cabanes Martínez.
Doctoral student: G. Bidlauskienė.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

History of the Spanish and Latin American literatures
Comparative literature
Translation studies
Literary urban studies

RESEACH PROJECTS CARRIED OUT IN 2021

Projects Supported by the University Budget

Comparative Literature Studies. Assoc. Prof. Dr I. Vidugirytė-Pakerienė. 2021–2022.

The goal of this project is to study literary texts and literary trends in a comparative and interdisciplinary perspective. In 2021, the group continued work expanding their field of research in Spanish, Lithuanian and Russian literature, as well as in the field of Literary Urban Studies, participated in conferences, carried out project work and were active in research dissemination.

Main publications:

Monographs and parts in monographs

Nizhelovska Pereginets, T., Sebastià Sáez, M. (Eds.) 2021. La recepció grecollatina en les literatures bàltiques i eslaves [Greco-Latin reception in Baltic and Slavic literatures], Lleida: Pagès.

Sebastià Sáez, M. 2021. Le cinesi de Manuel García y Metastasio en el siglo XXI: el mito de Andrómaca como paradigma de viuda y madre virtuosa en una ópera de salón neoclásica y orientalizante (Manuel García's and Metastasio´s Le cinesi and in the 21st century: the myth of Andromache as a paradigm of widow and virtuous mother in a neoclassical and orientalising chamber opera). L’Orient a la tradició literària grecollatina i la seua recepció (The Orient in the Greco-Latin literary tradition and its reception), Mireia Movellán (Ed.), Reus: Rhemata, 195–210.

Sebastià Sáez, M. Kuzminskaitė D. 2021. Carmina selecta de Pedro Ruiz de Moros y el panorama polaco-lituano del s. XVI. (“Carmina selecta” by Pedro Ruiz de Moros and the 16th century Polish-Lithuanian overview). La recepció grecollatina en les literatures bàltiques i eslaves (Greco-Latin reception in Baltic and Slavic literatures), Nizhelovska Pereginets, T. & Sebastià Sáez, M. (Eds.), Lleida: Pagès, 174–196.

Research articles

Kučinskienė, A. The Making of the Lithuanian National Poet: Maironis. Literary Canon Formation as Nation-Building in Central Europe and the Baltics. Aistė Kučinskienė, Viktorija Šeina and Brigita Speičytė (Eds.). 2021, 256–272.

Leonavičiūtė, G., Kuzminskaitė, D. Kultūros realijų vertimas į lietuvių kalbą: Gabrielio García’os Márquezo romanas „Šimtas metų vienatvės“ (Translation of culture-specific items into Lithuanian: Gabriel García Márquez's novel ”One Hundred Years of Solitude”. Sustainable Multilingualism. 2021, 18: 185–209, https://doi.org/10.2478/sm-2021-0009.

International Research Projects

MotherNet (952366 - WIDESPREAD-05-2020 H2020-WIDESPREAD-2020-5 (Developing a new Network of Researchers on Contemporary European Motherhood Activity) / European Commission — Research Executive Agency — European Union’s Horizon 2020), under direction of Dr Eglė Kačkutė-Hagan, Vilnius University (Lithuania), Uppsala University (Sweden), Maynooth University (Ireland). Researchers: Assist. Prof. Dr D. Kuzminskaitė, Assist. Prof. Dr M. Sebastia-Saez. 2020–2023.

National Agency for Education. Development and Implementation of the Content of Digital Education, No. 09.2.1- ESFA-V-726-03-0001. Preparation of general education curricula and supporting materials. Experts and researchers: Assist. Prof. Dr A. Kučinskienė, Assoc.Prof. Dr I. Vidugirytė-Pakerienė.

MAIN RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION PARTNERS

University of Valencia (Spain)
University of Bucharest (Romania)
Uppsala University (Sweden)
Maynooth University (Ireland)

OTHER RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

Assist. Prof. Dr A. Kučinskienė

  • member of the Association of Lithuanian Comparative Literature, http://www.llla.lt;
  • member of the organising committee, project manager and moderator of the academic summer seminar Literatūros salos 2021 [Literary Islands 2021], 22 July 2021, preparation of the final report;
  • member of the dissertation defence panel of Alfonso Rascón, 30 April 2021.

Assist. Prof. Dr D. Kuzminskaitė

  • member of the Association of Lithuanian Comparative Literature, http://www.llla.lt;
  • member of the selection panel of the Best Translated Book of the Year 2021;
  • member of the selection panel of the Book of the Year 2021.

Assoc. Prof. Dr I. Vidugirytė-Pakerienė

Assist. Prof. Dr M. Sebastià-Sáez

  • fellow of Research Center SEMS (Spanish Early Modern Studies) under direction of Dr Silvia Stefan, University of Bucharest (Romania);
  • fellow of Research Group GIRLC (Grup d’Investigació en la Recepció de les Literatures Clàssiques), under direction of Prof. Jordi Redondo Sánchez, University of Valencia (Spain).

BEST PRESENTATIONS DELIVERED AT CONFERENCES ABROAD

  • Sebastia-Saez, M., Kuzminskaitė, D.: invited speakers with the report Carmina selecta de Petras Roizijus (Selected poems of Pedro Ruiz de Moros) at the conference Referentes grecolatínos en las literaturas y las culturas bálticas y las eslavas: recepción e intertextualidad (Greco-Latin references in Baltic and Slavic literatures and cultures: reception and intertextuality), 21–22 October 2021, Valencia.
  • Sebastia-Saez, M. Negociando la (no)maternidad en la literatura iberoamericana dentro del proyecto MotherNet. Coloquio Internacional ASIR2021 Convergencias y divergencias en el espacio iberoamericano, University of Bucharest, 15–17 July 2021.
  • Sebastia-Saez, M. El mito del sacrificio de Ifigenia en el film The Killing of a Sacred Deer desde el punto de vista de la maternidad. In VII International Forum GRATUV: Teatro y sociedad. El teatro grecolatino y su pervivencia en la cultura occidental, University of Valencia, 6–7 May 2021.

MOST IMPORTANT PARTICIPATION CASES OF RESEARCHERS IN WORKING GROUPS OR COMMISSIONS SET UP BY STATE AUTHORITIES, STATE AND MUNICIPAL INSTITUTIONS AND ORGANISATIONS, AND BUSINESS ENTITIES

  • Assist. Prof. Dr A. Kučinskienė: expert member of the Translation promotion programme of the Lithuanian Culture Institute: chair of the Literature Council of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania; panel member of the 52nd Lithuanian Young Philologists Contest (Literature and Criticism section), organised by the non-formal education centre of Lithuania, 2021.
  • Assist. Prof. Dr D. Kuzminskaitė: member of the selection panel of the Best Translated Book of the Year 2021; member of the selection panel of the Book of the Year 2021.
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr I. Vidugirytė-Pakerienė: panel member for the Algis Kalėda prize for research and translation (Institute of Lithuanian Literature and Folkore).

MOST IMPORTANT RESEARCH DISSEMINATION ACTIVITIES