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Institute of the Lithuanian Language

P. Vileišio st. 5, LT-10308 Vilnius, Lithuania

 

The Institute of the Lithuanian Language is a centre for research into the Lithuanian language. It is a research institution, the main activities of which are the following:

 

  1. lexicology, lexicography, and research into the grammatical structure of the Lithuanian language;
  2. research into the history and dialects of the Lithuanian language, and sociolinguistic research;
  3. research into the operation of the Lithuanian language in society, and into terminology;
  4. research into Lithuanian onomastics.

The main work of the Institute of the Lithuanian Language:

 

  1. The preparation of the Dictionary of the Lithuanian Language (in 20 volumes) and its computerised version, the accumulation of a computerised database of the Lithuanian lexicon.
  2. The preparation of the Dictionary of the Standard Lithuanian Language.
  3. The compilation of an academic grammar of the Lithuanian language, research into the evolution of Lithuanian syntax.
  4. The gathering of data on and research into Lithuanian dialects, the preparation of an atlas of European languages.
  5. The evolution and development of the written Lithuanian language, and the compilation of a database of old Lithuanian writings.
  6. The analysis of the development of the norms and terminology of the Lithuanian language, and the compilation of a database of linguistic phenomena and their assessment.
  7. The preparation of an etymological dictionary of Lithuanian toponyms, and research into toponyms and personal names in Lithuania.