Media Linguistics Centre


Media Linguistics Centre (Medijų lingvistikos centras, hereinafter MLC) brings together researchers specializing in the following fields: phonetic peculiarities of the Russian language in radio discourse in Lithuania (dr. D. Balšaitytė), the functioning of the Russian language and its peculiarities in the Lithuanian media landscape (dr. D. Balšaitytė), the peculiarities of persuasive discourse in different languages and cultures (dr. D. Balšaitytė, dr. V. Makarova), cognitive-rhetoric peculiarities of Serbian, Lithuanian and Russian political discourse (dr. V. Makarova), the peculiarities of the European Union’s and other countries’ image formation in Lithuanian and Russian media discourse, semantic peculiarities of Russian and English literary discourse (dr. L. Inčiuraitė-Noreikienė, J. Kirejeva), conflict communication and its peculiarities (J. Kirejeva), the enhancement of a teacher’s and a student’s intercultural communicative competence and the factors contributing to the development of a person’s intercultural communicative competence (dr. L.Chodzkienė).

The aims of the Centre are:

  • To investigate the peculiarities of the functioning of different languages and the speech behaviour of communication participants in contemporary mediasphere.
  • To research into the topic of teaching and learning modern languages as a condition for acquiring generic and subject competences and 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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