Media Linguistics Centre


Head of the centre – assoc prof dr Viktorija Makarova

Universiteto St 5, LT-01513 Vilnius. Phone +370 5 268 7271, +370 5 268 7272

The Media Linguistics Centre (Medijų lingvistikos centras, hereinafter MLC) brings together researchers specialising in the following fields: phonetic peculiarities of the Russian language in media discourse in Lithuania (Dr D. Balšaitytė), corpus linguistics and the use of IT for discourse studies (Dr L. Bikelienė), intercultural communication (Dr L.Chodzkienė), semantic peculiarities of English literary discourse (Dr L. Inčiūraitė-Noreikienė), peculiarities of conflict communication (J. Kirejeva), cognitive linguistics and critical discourse analysis (Dr J. Korostenskienė), the peculiarities of persuasive discourse in different languages and cultures (Dr V. Makarova), and the theory and practice of translation (I. Snukiškienė). MLC members are united by their research on the problems of contemporary language teaching and learning as well as media literacy (A. Ledas, N. Petrauskienė, H. Shipman, E. Židonienė, etc.).

The aims of the Media Linguistics Centre are:

  • To conduct research on the topic Linguistic Media Research: to investigate the peculiarities of the functioning of different languages and the speech behaviour of communication participants in the contemporary mediasphere.
  • To research into the topic of Teaching and Learning Modern Languages as a Condition for Acquiring Generic and Subject Competences: to explore the possibilities for the development of generic and subject competences in the process of teaching and learning modern languages with particular attention being paid to the problems of media literacy.
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