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Why do Lithuanians never ring a bicycle bell? Some notes on Lithuanian day-to-day life culture

Arqus presents an online lecture on Lithuanian culture by Inga Hilbig, research assistant at the Department of Lithuanian Studies, Institute of Applied Linguistics, Vilnius University.

Inga Hilbig
This is the second of a series of guest lectures (“Seven months, seven universities”) to be offered in the framework of the Action Line 4 of Arqus, Multilingual and Multicultural University (sub-line 4.8).
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On Tuesday 23 February, from 16:00 til 17:00 CET, Dr Inga Hilbig from Vilnius University will tell us a bit about Lithuanians and their culture:

"Lithuanians were always famous for not being known at all" (Beresnevičius, 2001). In my lecture, I would like to unwrap our small "Central Eastern Northern European Baltic" country for you a little bit. I will concentrate on some local people's behaviour patterns, while trying to explain them by our patterns of thought and mentality. The most general aim is to spark your curiosity for more and encourage you to experience Lithuania and Lithuanians' live personally one day". 

Inga Hilbig is a research assistant at the Department of Lithuanian Studies, Institute of Applied Linguistics, Vilnius University. Her research interests are sociolinguistics of childhood bilingualism, linguistic (im)politeness and cross-cultural communication. She teaches Lithuanian as a foreign language, offers a course "Lithuania and Lithuanians Today: Socio-Cultural Matters", introductory lectures for exchange students, and is passionate when speaking about Lithuanian day-to-day life culture on various other occasions as well.

The session will be broadcast on the Arqus YouTube channel.