Lectures and presentations


Sonia Cristofaro, What you see is not what you get: Implicational universals in diachronic perspective

Östen Dahl, Directionals and perfectivity

Östen Dahl, Perfects and iamitives in typological perspective: some recent developments

Eitan Grossman, Is there a universal basic consonant inventory?

Eitan Grossman, Experimenting on the past: why don't grammaticalization pathways always recur?

Kees Hengeveld, The classification of adverbs

Kees Hengeveld, The typology of parts-of- speech systems



Anna Daugavet, Daros un ņemos: an antipassive-based construction in Latvian

Jurgis Pakerys,Counting Lithuanian conjugations

Ignas Rudaitis,Similarity scores within adjacent phoneme pairs show a weakly bimodal distribution

Danguolė Straižytė,A look at Lithuanian nomina loci


Volker Gast Approaches to linguistic annotation across languages and modalities IIIIIIIVV


Aleksey Andronov Sound harmony vs pitch accent and the Eurasian Linguistic Area

Armoškaitė Solveiga Lithuanian events and entities: The rise of evaluative interpretations

Bružaitė-Liseckienė Justina Influence of Russian as L1 on object marking in Lithuanian as L2

Daugavet Anna Segment-tone interaction in the Baltic languages

Yuliya Domitrak Vocabulary of the Polish dialects in Braslaw Region in regard to frequency: A rivalry between the native and the borrowed forms

Axel Holvoet & Anna Daugavet Absolute concessive imperatives: A cross-linguistic constructional idiom

Nicole Nau, Liina Lindström, Asta Laugalienė & Paweł Brudzyński The TAKE and V construction in Baltic, Fennic and Slavic

Anna Smirnitskaya From kinship terms to emotive interjections: The typology of one semantic shift in Dravidian and Indo-European languages


Fred Landman Mountain semanticsIceberg semanticsMess mass, measures, and portions
Susan Rothstein NumbersCounting Measuring and Approximation
Jurģis Šķilters Representing space in Region Connection Calculus (Handout)


Anna Daugavet On subjects of modal verbs in Latvian. A corpus based study of the debitive vs vajadzēt 
Gintaras DautartasMethods of cognitive linguistic critical discourse analysis with Atlas.ti 
Anžalika Dubasava Towards a Practical Accentuation of Lithuanian Nouns 
Axel Holvoet How do non-directive imperatives arise? 

Vladimir Panov Clustering of sentence-level grammatical elements (clitics): cross-linguistic evidence 
Ignas Rudaitis Artificial learners of morphology


Everita Andronova The Corpus of Early Written Latvian (XVI – XVIII c.)
Paweł Brudzyński Uses of morphological causatives in Chyliński Bible 
Gina Kavaliūnaitė Editing Old Lithuanian texts. The case of the Chylinski Bible 
Felix Thies The influence of the language of Martin Luther on the Eastern European languages (Handout) 


2017 Lectures and presentations

Sonia Cristofaro Typology and Diachrony I, II, III, IV

Claire Moyse-Faurie Valency, Voice and Lexical Categories (VVLC): Different perspectives                                            

                           VVLC: The MPI Valency Classes Project

                           VVLC: Verb classes

                           VVLC: Lability (uncoded valency alternations)

                           VVLC: Ergativity, ergative splits and pragmatic considerations                                        

                           VVLC: Valency-decreasing derivations

                           VVLC: Valency-decreasing derivations (suite)

                           VVLC: Valency-increasing strategies

Johan van der Auwera Negation I, II, III, IV, V


2016 Lectures and presentations

Kees Hengeveld Introduction to Functional Discourse Grammar
Seppo Kittilä  Differential object marking
                           Decreasing and increasing valency
                    Causatives I, II, III
Axel Holvoet Some typologically interesting middle-voice grams in Baltic: Deobjectives, deaccusatives & Co, Permissives and curatives
Peter Arkadiev Borrowed Morphology
Jurgis Pakerys The rise of dative in the Baltic periphrastic permissive constructions
Kirill Kozhanov Lithuanian and Latvian Romani: Between Slavic and Baltic
Peter Arkadiev & Anna Daugavet The perfect in Lithuanian and Latvian: a contrastive and comparative study
Siwaporn Boonruang Phraseological units of head and its parts in the comparison with Russian and Thai languages
Sonya Oskolskaya Actionality of Nanai verbs
Vladimir Panov Sentence Final Particles: Typology and Areal Distribution


2015 Lectures and presentations

Axel Holvoet Controlproperties intransitive motion verb constructions in Baltic
Peter Arkadiev Argument Realisation and Clausal Architecure in Baltic
Nicole Nau The VARGReB project: Summing-up and Outlook I, IIIII
Andres Karjus Corpus-Supported Linguistic Research
Östen Dahl Tense, Aspect, Mood and Evidentiality (TAME)  I, II (1) (2), III, IV, V, VI
Anna Kibort The argument structure of causatives  
                   Polish constructions with intermediary agents 
                   The syntactic Rubin's Vase: i
nherent ambiguity of the active and  the passive impersonal
Vladimir Panov Towards a Typology of Inflectional Classes


2013 Presentations

Axel Holvoet The scope of the middle voice in Baltic 
Peter Arkadiev, Jurgis Pakerys Corpus-research of morphological causatives in Lithuanian, their productivity and valency patterns
Rolandas Mikulskas Subjecthood in specificational copular constructions in Lithuanian
Nicole Nau Agent Nouns and Valency in Latvian

Natalia Perkova Latvian causatives in -ināt
Benita Riaubienė Secondary resultative predication in Baltic languages


2012  Lectures

Peter Arkadiev Semantics of Case
Kasper Boye Complementizers. I, II, III
Kasper Boye What is Grammaticalization. I, II, III
Kasper Boye What is a Grammatical Expression. I, II, III

Axel Holvoet Vocatives in Baltic 
Agata Kochanska Grounding
Agata Kochanska  The Usage-Based Approach to Language
Agata Kochanska Cognitive Grammar and Speech Acts


2012  Presentations

Anna Daugavet Modern Phonology and Tonal Contrasts
Auksė Razanovaitė Personal Pronominal Clitics in Old Lithuanian
Anton Tenser Convergence of Case Representation in Northeastern Group of Romani DialectsChapter from PhD dissertation („Northeastern Group of Romani Dialects“)


2011  Lectures

Peter Arkadiev Typology of Alignment
Peter Arkadiev Typology of Case Systems
Axel Holvoet External Possession Reconsidered – Evidence from Latvian Spatial Expressions
Axel Holvoet Interpretive Use Marking in Grammar and the Lexicon
Axel Holvoet Obliqueness and Grammatical Relations
Vladimir Plungian The Perfect Cross-Linguistically: What is Wrong?


2010 Lectures

Mirjam Fried Introduction to Construction Grammar. I, II, III, III-data, IV, IV-data, V
Axel Holvoet Semantic Maps at Work. Interpretive Deontics
Jadwiga Linde Syntactic Structure and Information Structure
Vladimir Plungian Typology of Aspectual Systems
Ekaterina Rakhilina Construction Grammar at Work. Vertical Level-Constructions. Russian Depictives as Constructions. О семантических переходах в качественных прилагательных.
Paweł Rutkowski Article languages and non-article languages: a typological parameter with wider implications?


2010 Presentations

Anna Daugavet Looking for the Finnic trace in the phonology of Latvian dialects
Norbert Ostrowski On the origin of the Lithuanian prefix tebe-
Ilja Seržant North Russian perfect with non-canonical subject


2009 Lectures

Axel Holvoet Syntactic Relations 1: In search of elementary units
Axel Holvoet Syntactic Relations 2: Headedness
Axel Holvoet Syntactic Relations 3: Morphosyntactic relations
Jadwiga Linde-Usiekniewicz Constituency and Information Structure
Nicole Nau Clause combining 1: Introduction, classification
Nicole Nau Clause combining 2: Parameters, continua
Nicole Nau Clause combining 3: Semantic and pragmatic aspects
Paweł Rutkowski Phrase Structure in Generative Theory 1: Clausal Architecture
Paweł Rutkowski Phrase Structure in Generative Theory 2: Nominal Architecture


2009 Presentations

Anna Daugaviet Iš Baltijos kalbų prozodijos problemų
Kristina Lenartaitė Sintaksinės alternacijos: derivacinės ir nederivacinės interpretacijos
Jurgis Pakerys Derivational resultatives in Lithuanian
Ilja Seržant Partitive genitive as Subject case - marking in Indo-European and its later development in Baltic and East Slavic
Nikita Suprunčuk Роль парадигмы в определнии рода русских существительных


2008  Lectures

Kasper Boye Grammatical expressions and grammaticalization – A Functional Theory
Kasper Boye Cross-linguistic categories – and how to identify them
Axel Holvoet Gramatinės funkcijos. Klausimai ir užduotys
Axel Holvoet Grammatical categories in Lithuanian
Vitas Labutis Gabenimo veiksmažodžių valentingumas bei junglumas kalbėtojo funkcinės gramatikos požiūriu
Benita Lašinytė Strategies for encoding secondary resultative predication in the languages of Europe
Kristina Lenartaitė Tiesioginiai ir netiesioginiai objektai
Jadwiga Linde Introduction to Frame Semantics
Jurgis Pakerys Būtinųjų predikatyvų nominalizacija
Vladimir Plungian Grammatical categories in discourse. General overview
Vladimir Plungian Grammatical categories in discourse. The grammar of narratives: A closer look
Ekaterina Rachilina Lexical Typology: Sounds
Ekaterina Rachilina (with A. Bonch-Osmolovskaya, T. Reznikova) Metaphors of pain in a typological perspective: An update
Paweł Rutkowski. Introduction to Generative Grammar:
I. Generativism: Basic assumptions
II. Fundamentals of Generative Syntax
III. Current syntactic theory
IV. Case study: The nominal syntax of Polish
V. Optimality Theory


2007  Lectures

Jurgis Pakerys. Paskaitos medžiaga (1)
Vladimir Plungian. Paskaitų medžiaga (1, 2)
Ekaterina Rakhilina. Paskaitų medžiaga (1, 2, 3, 4)
Ilja Seržant. Paskaitos medžiaga (1)


2006 Lectures

Bernhard Waelchli. Paskaitų medžiaga (1, 2, 3)
Anton Zimmerling. Paskaitų medžiaga (1, 2)


2004 Lectures

Axel Holvoet Sintaksinių ryšių tipai
Axel Holvoet Santykis su tradiciniu sintaksinių ryšių skirstymu
Axel Holvoet Sintaksiniai ryšiai ir gramatinės funkcijos