Head – Prof. Dr Julija Korostenskienė (Acting Head)
Tel. (8 5) 268 7271, (8 5) 268 7272. Universiteto g. 5, LT-01513 Vilnius
The Media Linguistics Centre (Medijų lingvistikos centras, hereinafter MLC) brings together researchers specialising in the following fields: Corpus linguistics and the use of IT for discourse studies (Dr Lina Bikelienė), intercultural communication (Dr Loreta Chodzkienė), semantic peculiarities of English literary discourse (Dr Lina Inčiūraitė-Noreikienė), peculiarities of conflict communication (Dr Jelena Kirejeva), cognitive linguistics and critical discourse analysis (Dr Julija Korostenskienė), peculiarities of persuasive discourse in different languages and cultures (Dr Viktorija Makarova), and the theory and practice of translation (Lect Irena Snukiškienė). MLC members are united by their research into the problems of contemporary language teaching and learning as well as media literacy (Lect Hannah Shipman, Lect Eglė Židonienė).
The aims of the Media Linguistics Centre are:
- To conduct research under the theme Linguistic Media Research: to investigate peculiarities of functioning of different languages and speech behaviour of communication participants in contemporary media.
- To contribute to the research under the theme of Teaching and learning modern languages as a prerequisite for the development of general and subject-specific competences: to explore the possibilities for the development of general and subject-specific competences in the process of teaching and learning modern languages with particular focus on the problems of media literacy.