Department of Lithuanian Studies

Prof. dr. Asta Kazlauskienė

Katedros vedėja

Research interests: Research of Lithuanian speech: acoustic features of sounds, phonotactics, accentuation, prosody, applied phonetics and phonology

Diana Česnauskaitė

Administrator of the Department

Prof. habil. dr. Rūta Petrauskaitė

Research interests: Lexicology, semantics, lexicography, linguistics of texts and corpora, computer linguistics, sociolinguistics, pragmatics

Prof. dr. Ineta Dabašinskienė

Research interests: psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, applied linguistics, grammar, multilingualism and language policy, spoken language, pragmatics and analysis of conversations

Prof. dr. Irena Buckley

Research interests: Lithuanian literature of the 19th century, rhetoric and communication, mythopoetic discourses, old Lithuanian literature

Prof. dr. Dalia Kuizinienė

Research interests: diasporic literature, literary criticism, popular culture

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Asta Gustaitienė

Research interests: the latest Lithuanian literature, theory of literature, interwar literary periodicals, Scandinavian literature, children’s and young adult literature, adoption topic in literature, philosophy of literature

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ingrida Balčiūnienė

Research interests: psycholinguistics, language acquisition, child language, specific (primary) language impairment, discourse acquisition

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Laura Kamandulytė-Merfeldienė

Research interests: corpus linguistics, psycholinguistics, natural morphology, children’s language and language for children, language absorption and acquisition, language disorders

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Aurelija Mykolaitytė

Research interests: Lithuanian language and Literature of 20th – 21st centuries, contemporary dramaturgy and theatre, Lithuanian language stylistics, contexts of world literature

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Erika Rimkutė

Research interests: corpus linguistics, computer linguistics, automatic morphological analysis and synthesis, automatic syntactic analysis, language culture, multiword expressions, morphemics

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vijolė Višomirskytė

Research interests: interfaces of literary texts and cultural processes, literary strategies of the post-Soviet period, modern and postmodern poetry, narratology, comparative research between Lithuanian and foreign literature, literary representations of Kaunas, ecocriticism

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Andrius Utka

Research interests: corpus linguistics, computer linguistics, automatic morphological analysis, automated translation, machine translation

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Indrė Žakevičienė

Research interests: comparative literary studies, ecocriticism, ecopsychology

Dr. Agnė Bielinskienė

Research interests: corpus linguistics, syntax, semantics, terminology

Dr. Agnė Blažienė

Research interests: sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, children’s language, multilingualism, language development and loss

Dr. Eglė Krivickaitė-Leišienė

Research interests: psycholinguistics, children’s language and language for children, mastering the mother tongue, specific language disorders, bilingualism and multilingualism, sociolinguistics


Dr. Eugenija Valienė

Research interests: contemporary Lithuanian literature and literary criticism, sociology of literature, press research

dr. Justina Petrulionytė-Sabonienė

Research interests: interfaces of literary texts and cultural processes, sociological access to literature, post-classical narratology, urban narrative

Dr. Danguolė Kalinauskaitė

Research interests: corpus linguistics, semantics, pragmatics, text linguistics, research on short text genres (forms of minimalist communication), discourse analysis, language and culture, editing

dr. Neringa Butnoriūtė

Research interests: Lithuanian literature of the second half of the 20th century and the newest Lithuanian literature, poetic iconicity, cultural media, literary criticism

Viktorija Kavaliauskaitė-Vilkinienė

PhD topic: Lithuanian children’s strategies of politeness and mastering speech acts
Supervisor Prof. Dr. Ineta Dabašinskienė

Sigita Jakimovienė

PhD topic: translation in crime discourses: recognition and interpretation
Supervisor Prof. Dr. R. Petrauskaitė


Regina Sabonytė

PhD topic: Lithuanian language intonation in terms of autosegmental-metric theory
Supervisor Prof. Dr. A. Kazlauskienė