Giedre Valunaite Oleskeviciene

Giedre Valunaite Oleskeviciene
Mykolas Romeris University · Department of Applied Languages

Phd in Education

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This paper contributes to the question of how discourse relations are realised in TED talks. Drawing on an annotated, multilingual discourse corpus of TED talk transcripts, we examine discourse relations in English and Lithuanian, Portuguese and Turkish translations by concentrating on three aspects: the degree of explicitness in discourse relation...
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The single biggest obstacle in performing comprehensive cross-lingual discourse analysis is the scarcity of multilingual resources. The existing resources are overwhelmingly monolingual, compelling researchers to infer the discourse-level information in the target languages through error-prone automatic means. The current paper aims to provide a mo...
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The contrastive analysis of discourse markers in Lithuanian and English provides data on the functions of discourse markers to language teachers and translators. The study reveals that there is a tentative tendency for translators to rarely choose to run an explicit discourse marker and leave it only in the implied translation. It is essential that...
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This paper presents an overview of the LL(O)D and NLP methods, tools and data for detecting and representing semantic change, with its main application in humanities research. The paper’s aim is to provide the starting point for the construction of a workflow and set of multilingual diachronic ontologies within the humanities use case of the COST A...
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The main focus of the paper is the definitional revision and enrichment of offensive language typology, making reference to publicly available offensive language datasets and testing them on available pretrained lexical embedding systems. We review over 60 available corpora and compare tagging schemas applied there while making an attempt to explai...
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Teaching English at the university level often focuses on the professional areas, i.e. English for Specific Purposes (ESP). The focal point of ESP is the language that is specific to a particular domain and is full of context-bound lexical units used in the classroom environment to operate certain curricular concepts. Nevertheless, based on numerou...
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This book highlights corpora use in teaching foreign languages in university education. It will appeal to both academics and practitioners interested in the process of teaching foreign languages at more advanced levels while applying corpus analysis and building tools for corpus annotation. It provides a detailed case study of analyzing the termino...
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Purpose – This mixed-method study investigated the ways smartphone apps promote students’ interaction, collaboration and learning performance. Methodology – A total of 160 respondents from a Lithuanian university were identified using convenience sampling. A survey was conducted to explore the frequent activities involving interaction, collaborati...
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Research on gamified language learning often involves the use of digital games. Little is known about the use of non-technology games in promoting language learning despite their accessibility. This paper aims to fill in this lacuna by providing insights into international students’ engagement in non-technology gamified English language learning in...
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The paper presents the trilingual (English-Lithuanian-Norwegian) analysis of the terms denoting phobia types in mass media discourse. The aim of the paper is threefold: to perform conceptual categorisation of the terms, establish the term formation patterns in the investigated languages, as well as to determine which phobia types were most often di...
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This paper reports on an investigation of the functions of the English causal discourse markers ‘because’ and ‘so’ and their Lithuanian counterparts and analyses the Lithuanian translation equivalents of these discourse markers using the multilingual open translation project TED Talks as a data resource. The results revealed that the discourse mar...
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The Research findings include the findings of the international inductive qualitative research and the findings of the inductive qualitative study with a phenomenological approach. The emerging themes and Super-ordinate themes provide the description of how university study participants—teachers, students, and administrators—make sense of social me...
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The choice of research methodology is presented briefly, noting the general move from rigorous quantitative methodologies to qualitative approaches, allowing the voices of the research participants to be obtained. Note is taken of an inductive qualitative research introducing the research procedures. Also, the phenomenological approach, its philoso...
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An inductive qualitative research strategy allows for an overview of what is written on the research object in order to capture the context of the research; therefore, first an overview of the existing literature on social media in university studies needs to be presented. An overview of what is written on social media in university studies allows...
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This book highlights the phenomenon of social media use in university studies based on its participants’ lived experience. It will appeal both to academics and practitioners interested in the human factors in the study environments saturated with technologies of social media. This book reveals multiple, sometimes contradictory dimensions of the phe...
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The present research focuses on the multiple functions performed by the discourse marker and in annotated spoken-like texts of TED Talks and its Lithuanian and Hungarian counterparts. The annotation of TED Talks in both Lithuanian and Hungarian has started only recently, which results in the limitation regarding the quantity of annotated texts. The...
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The aim of the present research is to investigate the phenomenon of social media use in university studies based on its participants’ lived experience by researching how university study participants: teachers, students and administrators make sense of social media use in university studies through their own lived experience. The meaning is reveale...
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The Bologna Process envisioned the idea of the development of transversal skills in the course of higher education. Recent research on education acknowledges the fact that higher education including university studies is already facing the turn towards inclusive transversal skills development. The current research focuses on the development of stud...
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Discourse markers are highly polyfunctional, particularly in spoken settings. Because of their syntactic optionality, they are often omitted in translations, especially in the restricted space of subtitles such as the parallel transcripts of TED Talks. In this study, we combine discourse annotation and translation spotting to investigate English di...
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Discourse markers are highly polyfunctional, particularly in spoken settings. Because of their syntactic optionality, they are often omitted in translations, especially in the restricted space of subtitles such as the parallel transcripts of TED Talks. In this study, we combine discourse annotation and translation spotting to investigate English di...
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The aim of this study is to analyse the translation strategies of culture-specific items used in the Lithuanian translation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby, published in 2013 by seeking to determine strategies chosen by the Lithuanian translator in order to eliminate cultural gaps related to culture-specific items, as well as to det...
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In this paper, we report on the method and findings of a multilingual corpus study focusing on the functions of "and" in English and its translations into Czech, French, Hungarian and Lithuanian. All occurrences of "and" as a discourse marker have been manually identified in a selection of Ted Talks. The originals and their translations were then a...
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Technological advancement enables linguists to apply linguistic corpora annotation for language analysis while enhancing applied language use in the newest appearing technologies. Computer-mediated language use implies the issues of pragmatic text relations and coherence. Discourse markers working on the pragmatic level ensure text coherence and cl...
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In this paper we present the research methods and first findings of a multilingual study on the uses and translations of discourse connectives, in particular, connectives with underspecified functions, based on a sample of 3 TED Talks. This collection of talks can be considered as a parallel corpus of pre-planned monologues, including some dialogic...
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The purpose of this paper is to report on the results of cross-linguistic annotation of the English spoken discourse marker so and its counterparts in Lithuanian using the multilingual open translation project TED Talks as a resource of data. The purpose is achieved by investigating the domains and functions of the discourse marker so in English an...
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In this paper we report on the methods and findings of a multilingual corpus study focusing on the functions of and in English and its translations into Czech, French, Hungarian and Lithuanian, in a selection of TED Talks. Firstly, we outline the functions of the discourse marker and, as it has been previously described in the literature. Secondly,...
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The newest research has proved the importance of discourse for second language learning and teaching at more advanced levels. TED-MDB multilingual discourse-annotated corpus, created within the framework of TextLink, COST action IS1312, appears to be a handy tool for illuminating qualitative differences between the first and the second language dis...
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The advance of technologies enables linguists to apply linguistic corpora annotation for language analysis at the same time enhancing applied language use in the new appearing technologies. Computer-mediated language use implies the issues of pragmatic text relations and coherence. Discourse markers work on pragmatic level ensuring clear relations...
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The purpose of this paper is to report on the results of cross-linguistic annotation of the English spoken discourse marker "because" and its translations into Lithuanian using the multilingual open translation project TED Talks as a resource of data.The purpose is achieved by investigating the domains and functions of the discourse marker "because...
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The article examines lecturer creativity in the context of social media use in the process of teaching and learning. Social media have been recently extensively used in educational settings, including higher education, and are becoming an integral part of the process of teaching and learning. Learning supported by the use of modern technologies has...
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Recently a question whether good teaching is creative teaching has been widely discussed however little attention has been paid to creative teachers themselves who face a challenge to teach with, through or for the creativity. The article stresses the importance of creativity in higher education and explores the expression of teacher creativity whi...
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Prompted by globalization and the importance of international communication in the legal sphere, legal language acquires an increasing importance. Contract law draws special attention in the EU and worldwide, and raises a demand for harmonization of the legal terminology of different languages and legal systems. Contracts in Anglo- Saxon and Lithua...
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The aim of the present research is to investigate the phenomenon of social media use in university studies based on its participants’ lived experience by researching how university study participants: teachers, students and administrators make sense of social media use in university studies through their own lived experience. The meaning is reveale...
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When conjunctions are employed to link sentences, they become discourse relational devices The purpose of this study is to analyse if the semantic meaning of Lithuanian contrastive conjunctions o (but/when/whereas/while) and bet (but) coincides with the pragmatic meaning and to draw some parallels with their English counterparts. A corpus-based app...
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The rapid development of social media poses a multitude of considerations on this technology adoption. The emphasis in literature is put mainly on student or teacher perspective and less emphasis is dedicated upon administrators who also represent an important group of stakeholders. The aim of the study is to examine the phenomenon of potential edu...
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Social media is becoming more and more pervasive in all aspects of life, including education. As social media application is a comparatively new research field, the discourse on its application in education environments is often contradictory. Thus, literature review is carried out to identify the main trends and issues in the emerging research and...
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The concept of “e-learning” is ambivalent. On the one hand, it is used to describe the “distant learning”, on the other hand, it refers to “blended learning”. This article focuses on classic “blended learning”, which means combination of face-to-face instruction with online activities. The study examines students’ attitudes to integrating online ac...
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A revival of interest in using a native language in the English classroom is caused by learners’ needs of improving language accuracy and clarity. This paper aims at examining perceptions of the use of mother tongue and translation in various linguistic situations. The activities that help raise learners’ awareness of language use are described. Th...

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