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- DescriptionThe ten contributions to this volume present original research on grammar and discourse in modern Lithuanian and Latvian. They reflect the diversity of approaches in linguistic research on Baltic languages that has developed in recent years, after a period where these languages were studied almost exclusively from the perspective of historical-comparative linguistics. Current research perspectives include, among others, perspectives from discourse analysis, sociolinguistics, language acquisition research, corpus linguistics, contrastive studies, and linguistic typology. The studies in this volume explore new ways of describing the system and use of Latvian or Lithuanian from a synchronic, n-rmative point of view. They focus on grammatical categories and constructions (modality, evidentiality, case, existential clauses), grammatical characteristics of lexical classes (reflexive verbs, numerals), the characteristics of certain forms of discourse (academic discourse, food discourse), and the effects of an ideology of correct language on language users.
- Author BiographyAurelija Usoniene is a Professor of Linguistics and Head of the Department of English Philology at Vilnius University, Lithuania. Her main areas of research are contrastive corpus-based studies, syntax-semantics interface, epistemic modality, evidentiality, and grammaticalization. Her main publications are concerned with the categories of epistemic modality, evidentiality and complementation in a cross-linguistic perspective. Nicole Nau is a Professor of Baltic Languages and Linguistics at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland. Her publications focus on the grammar of Latvian and Latgalian, language contact and areal linguistics, second language acquisition and language planning. Ineta Dabasinskiene is a Professor of Linguistics at Vytautas Magnus University in Kaunas, Lithuania. Her research interests are related to socio- and psycholinguistics, especially to first and second language acquisition, normal and impaired language development, language use and variation.
- PublisherCambridge Scholars Publishing
- Date of Publication09/03/2012
- Place of PublicationNewcastle upon Tyne
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge Scholars Publishing
- Content NoteIllustrations
- Width148 mm
- Height212 mm
- Edited byAurelija Usoniene,Ineta Dabasinskiene,Nicole Nau
- Format DetailsWith dust jacket
- Edition StatementUnabridged edition
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