This course provides a basic user-friendly introduction to the study of language and the relationship between language and society. Since the course targets people who have no prior knowledge of the subject, it presents information in short units, introducing the major concepts in language study – the analysis of language use on different levels. To increase student engagement with the teaching materials, the course also includes practical activities involving data analysis and interpretation.
Experienced Professor with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry. Skilled in Linguistics, Lecturing, Public Speaking, Curriculum Development, and English. Strong education professional with a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) focused in Linguistics from University of Bergen (Norway). Research interests include sociolinguistics, discourse analysis, language and ideology.
Research interests include contrastive studies of English and Lithuanian, language acquisition, translation theory and practice, multilingualism and language policy. Member of editorial board at e-journal “Taikomoji kalbotyra” (Applied Linguistics) at Vilnius University. Membership in academic associations: AABS (Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies); SLE (Societas Linguistica Europaea); LITAKA (Lithuanian Association of Applied Linguistics); EAIE (European Association for International Education); ESSE (European Society for the Study of English)