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Eglė Žurauskaitė

Visting Lecturer of Lithuanian
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RAI 305 W
Office Hours: 
Mondays and Wednesdays 11:30-12:20 pm or by appointment


Ph.D., Applied linguistics, Vilnius University, in process
M.A., Applied linguistics, Vilnius University, 2014
B.A., Classical Scholarship, Vilnius University, 2012
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Eglė Žurauskaitė research is initially focussed on linguistical behaviour in Lithuania`s political discourse. After defending her Master Thesis on Insults in Lithuania`s political discourse, she continues to be interested not only in politeness/impoliteness theories, but also in linguistical behaviour as a complex phenomena. What is (im)politeness? What factors instigated an insult? How it was performed? Did it have any affects on addressee?  What does it say about the society? These  are only several questions, which the researcher tries to answer.

Using inderdisceplinery approaches to Linguistical behaviour research (pragmatics, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics etc.) and gaining more knowledge about how language works in defferent social settings also instigated researcher`s interest in teaching Lithuanian language. She started teaching Lithuanian in Vilnius University (groups of Erasmus (students exchange program in Europe) students, private courses nad private classes) and continues it in UW.