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Axel Holvoet

Head of the Centre for General Linguistics

  • Distinguished professor of Vilnius University, Institute for the Languages and Cultures of the Baltic
  • awarded the Gold Cross of Merit, Republic of Poland (2014)
  • Honorary doctor of the University of Latvia (2014)


Domains of research:

  • General Linguistics
  • Historical syntax of Baltic and Slavonic
  • Morphosyntax of the contemporary Baltic and Slavonic languages, especially verbal morphosyntax
  • Grammatical semantics

Recent research topics:

  • evidentiality, quotativity and achoic use
  • non-directive imperatives
  • implicatives
  • voice grams in Baltic and Slavonic
  • verbal constructional idioms


  • Linguistic typology
  • Introduction to general linguistics
  • Currents in contemporary linguistic theory
  • Syntax
  • Theory of grammar



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