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1st Edition

Lithuanian: A Comprehensive Grammar

ISBN 9781138063617
Published December 18, 2019 by Routledge
354 Pages 6 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Lithuanian: A Comprehensive Grammar is a complete reference guide to modern Lithuanian grammar. It includes detailed treatment of all grammatical structures and parts of speech, and their semantic and grammatical categories: gender, number, case of nouns, adjectives, numerals and pronouns; degree of comparison of adjectives and adverbs; tense, mood, person, transitivity, aspect and voice of verbs.

The morphology chapters describe the formation, inflection and use of the different forms of every part of speech. Under syntax the syntactic relations and types of sentences, the expression of questions and negation, comparison, word order and interpolation are described. All grammatical phenomena are illustrated with examples from the modern language. Descriptions of phonetics and accentuation as well as orthography and punctuation are also included.

Lithuanian: A Comprehensive Grammar is an essential reference for learners and users of Lithuanian. It is suitable for independent study and use in schools, colleges, universities and adult classes of all types.

Table of Contents



Abbreviations and Symbols

Chapter 1 Phonetics

Chapter 2 Nouns

Chapter 3 Adjectives

Chapter 4 Pronouns

Chapter 5 Numerals

Chapter 6 Verbs

Chapter 7 Adverbs

Chapter 8 Prepositions

Chapter 9 Conjunctions

Chapter 10 Particles

Chapter 11 Interjections

Chapter 12 Onomatopoeic words

Chapter 13 Simple sentence

Chapter 14 Composite sentence

Chapter 15 Questions

Chapter 16 Negation

Chapter 17 Comparison

Chapter 18 Word order

Chapter 19 Direct and indirect speech

Chapter 20 Interpolation

Chapter 21 Accentuation

Chapter 22 Orthography

Chapter 23 Punctuation

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Meilutė Ramonienė is a Professor and the Director of the Institute of Applied Linguistics at the University of Vilnius.

Joana Pribušauskaitė is Lecturer in the Department of Lithuanian Studies at the University of Vilnius.

Jogilė Teresa Ramonaitė is Research Fellow at the Institute of the Lithuanian Language and Assistant Professor at the University of Vilnius.

Loreta Vilkienė is Associate Professor and the Head of the Department of Lithuanian Studies at the University of Vilnius.