Department of Lithuanian Studies

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Laura Kamandulytė-Merfeldienė

Head of the Department

Research interests: corpus linguistics, psycholinguistics, natural morphology,  first and second language acquisition, language impairment

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. Asta Kazlauskienė

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

Prof. dr. Dalia Kuizinienė

Research interests: diasporic literature, literary criticism, popular culture

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

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Andrius Utka

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

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. Indrė Žakevičienė

Research interests: comparative literary studies, ecocriticism, ecopsychology

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ingrida Balčiūnienė

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

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jurgita Vaičenonienė

Research interests: Digital Humanities, Translation Studies, Corpus Linguistics

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

Dr. Agnė Bielinskienė

Research interests: corpus linguistics, syntax, semantics, terminology

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. Eglė Krivickaitė-Leišienė

Research interests: psycholinguistics, children’s language and child-directed speech, first language acquisition, specific language disorders, bilingualism and multilingualism, sociolinguistics


Dr. Eugenija Valienė

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

Dr. Jolanta Kovalevskaitė

Research interests: corpus linguistics, phraseology, terminology and lexicography, lexical grammar

Dr. Kristina Vaisvalavičienė

Research interests: comparative studies of Lithuanian and Latvian literature, children‘s and young adult literature, children‘s periodicals, Latvian language, Baltic culture and folklore

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

Dr. Ramūnas Čičelis

Research interests: media theories and practices, Lithuanian diaspora literature, relations between literature and philosophy

Dr. Regina Sabonytė

Research interests: phonetics and phonology of prosody, paralinguistic and extralinguistic phenomena


Research interests: Lithuanian literature of the 16th–19th c.; Lithuanian poetry