Course code Valo4106
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
Credit points, number of lectures
Credit points ECTS Credit points Total number of auditorium hours Number of lecture hours Number of seminars and practical work hours
4 6 64 36 28
Course annotation The aim of the course is to acquaint the students with the origins of the Lithuanian language, establishment of the Lithuanian writing in the 16th and 17th century, its development in the 18th and 19th century, formation of Standard Lithuanian in the 19th and 20th century, to provide information about phonetic and grammatical peculiarities as part of the history of the Baltic languages.
Course responsible lecturer Pēteris Vanags
Results On successful completion of the course students have:
1) gained knowledge of the history of the Lithuanian language, problems and current issues;
2) acquired the basics of scientific Lithuanian;
3) improved abstract thinking and scientific discussion skills.
Course plan 1.Introductory questions. The prehistory of the Lithuanian language.4 (L4)
2.The beginnings of written Lithuanian (16th c. – mid-17th c.).6 (L3, S3)
3.Written Lithuanian in the 17th and the 18th c.6 (L3, S3)
4.Written Lithuanian in the 19th century.4 (L2, S2)
5.The beginnings of Modern Lithuanian (late 19th c. – early 20th c.).6 (L3, S3)
6.The Lithuanian language in 20th and 21st c.6 (L3, S3)
7.The history of Lithuanian accentuation. 2 (L1, S1)
8.Vowel system in Lithuanian. 4 (L2, S2)
9.Consonant system in Lithuanian. 2 (L1, S1)
10.Declension of nouns. 6 (L4, S2)
11.Declension of adjectives.4 (L2, S2)
12.Declension of pronouns. 4 (L2, S2)
13.Numerals. 2 (L1, S1)
14.Conjugation of verbs. 6 (L4, S2)
15.Other parts of speech. 2 (L1, S1)
Requirements for obtaining credit points 1) Active participation in seminars (20%);
2) Course paper (30%);
3) Examination (50%).
Study programmes Baltic Philology