Updated January 2023

Conference presentations and workshops

2023—Masiulionytė, Virginija, Jurga Cibulskienė, Inesa Šeškauskienė. Evaluation and shifting viewpoints in the discourse of the Belarusian political crisis. International seminar Political Discourse in Motion. Aristotle University of Tsesaloniki, Greece. 28 January 2023. Book of Abstracts, p. 14.

2022—Virginija Masiulionytė, Jurga Cibulskienė, Inesa Šeškauskienė. Paskutinis diktatorius ar nepakeičiamas lyderis? Vertinamosios etiketės Baltarusijos krizės diskurse. 6th International Conference in Applied Linguistics Languages and People: Problems and Solutions. Book of Abstracts, pp. 42–43. Vilnius University, 29–30 September 2022.

2022—Šeškauskienė, Inesa, Jurga Cibulskienė, Virginija Masiulionytė. Irony in public discourse. The Belarusian crisis from different perspectives. RaAM15: The Social Impact of Metaphor. Book of Abstracts, pp. 149–150. Bialystok University, Poland. 21–24 September 2022.  

2022—Cibulskienė, Jurga, Inesa Šeškauskienė, Virginija Masiulionytė. A war or a performance? Framing attitudes to the Belarusian crisis through figurative language. FTL6: Dynamicity, Schematicity and Variation in Figurative Thought and Language. Book of Abstracts, pp. 37–39. Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan  April 21-24, 2022.

2021—Šeškauskienė, Inesa. From spatial to non-spatial opposition: on the polysemy of the English preposition against and its translation into Lithuanian. RaAM14 Metaphor and Space. Vilnius University, June 23-26, 2021. Book of Abstracts, pp. 181-182.

2021—Cibulskienė, Jurga, Inesa Šeškauskienė. Ukraine’s voice makes Russia angry; Lithuania speaks boldly... Establishing power relations via personification of countries Ukraine presentation. Joint workshop on linguistics and language processing. The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. A book of abstracts, p. 23.  June 4, 2021.

2020—Šeškauskienė, Inesa. ‘Deep in my heart I know…’ The container metaphor with heart in English and Lithuanian. 5th International Conference on Thought and Language (FTL 5). Book of Abstracts. Sofia, Bulgaria. Pp. 126–127.

2020—Šeškauskienė, Inesa, Jurga Cibulskienė. The Ukrainian crisis through personification in Lithuanian media:four players in the game. RaAM 13 Metaphorical Creativity in a Multilingual World. Hamar: Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences. A book of abstracts. P. 143.

2019—Šeškauskienė, Inesa. Heart as a container in English and Lithuanian. International Conference in Memory of Dr Saulius Lapinskas Feste Wortverbindungen in Forschung und Lehre. Vilnius University, 11 – 12 October 2019.

2019—Šeškauskienė, Inesa. Priešdėliniai lietuvių kalbos veiksmažodžiai: semantinė reikšmės motyvacija [Prefixed verbs in Lithuanian: semantic motivation of meaning]. 5th International Conference in Applied Linguistics Languages and People: communication in multilingual world. Conference abstracts, pp. 93–95. Vilnius University, 26–27 September 2019.

2019—Šeškauskienė, Inesa. Metaphor in legal translation: space as a source domain in English and Lithuanian. International Cognitive Linguistics Conference 15: Cross-Linguistic Perspectives on Cognitive Linguistics. Book of Abstracts. Nishinomyia, Japan, August 6-11. P. 93.

2019—Cibulskienė, Jurga and Inesa Šeškauskienė. Constructing attitudinal stance via metaphors: a multi-perspective cognitive approach toward politically contested events. International Cognitive Linguistics Conference 15: Cross-Linguistic Perspectives on Cognitive Linguistics. Book of Abstracts. Nishinomyia, Japan, August 6-11. P. 215.

2019—Šeškauskienė, Inesa. On the semantic motivation of some verbal prefixes in Lithuanian. PRA17/4th Meeting of Baltistics. University of Pisa, Italy. 13-14 May 2019. Conference programme available at:

2018—Inesa Šeškauskienė and Modestas Talačka. The authority/control is up in legal discourse: English vs Lithuanian. FTL4. 4th International Conference on Figurative Thought and Language, 23–26 October 2018. Book of Abstracts. Catholic University of Portugal, Braga. Pp. 208–210.

2018—Jurga Cibulskienė and Inesa Šeškauskienė.  Metaphorical construction of Ukrainian crisis in Lithuanian media: The FRIENDSHIP scenario. 7th Conference on Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis across Disciplines. Aalborg University, Denmark. 4-6 July 2018. Program and abstracts

2018—Inesa ŠeškauskienėHeart of the matter and other figurative uses of heart in English and Lithuanian.  Metaphor across Contexts and Domains: from description to application. RaAM 12 Conference. Hong Kong: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 27–30 June 2018. Book of abstracts, pp. 212–213.

2017—Inesa Šeškauskienė and Rita Juknevičienė. The language of Lithuanian learners of English: a story of giving and taking. International Conference “Linguistic, Educational and Intercultural Research 2017”, 12-13 October 2017, Vilnius University. A book of abstracts, pp. 96–97.

2017—Inesa Šeškauskienė. Translating figurative language: a case of heart in English and Lithuanian. International ConferenceTranslation: Sameness, Likeness and Match”, 5-6 October 2017.  Book of abstracts, p. 28. Vilnius University.

2017—Rita Juknevičienė and Inesa Šeškauskienė. “Give thought” or just “think”? Metaphors in the language of Lithuanian learners of English. AILA World Congress. Book of abstracts, pp. 52-53. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Available at

2017—Inesa Šeškauskienė. Burning, boiling, melting heart… Motivation of some idioms in English and Lithuanian. 14th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference. Linguistic Diversity and Cognitive Linguistics. Book of Abstracts,  pp. 453-454. July 10-14, 2017, Tartu University, Estonia.

2017—Inesa Šeškauskienė. Metaphorical and metonymical motivation of some prefixed verbs in Lithuanian. 3rd International Symposium on Figurative Thought and Language. Book of Abstracts, p. 86.  April 26-28, 2017, University of Osijek, Croatia.

2016—Inesa Šeškauskienė, Virginija Masiulionytė and Birutė Ryvitytė. Ironija FB komentaruose apie lietuvių kalbą ir kalbos politiką Lietuvoje. Seminarai pas skandinavistus. Vilniaus universitetas, 2016-12-02.

2016—Inesa Šeškauskienė and Rita Juknevičienė. Prepositions in written English of Lithuanian learners, or why ON poses more difficulties than IN. 4th International Conference in Applied Linguistics Languages and People: diversity and harmony. Conference abstracts, p. 58. Vilnius University, September 28-29, 2016.

2016—Inesa Šeškauskienė. Širdis šąla, šyla, tirpsta, verda… ŠIRDIES konceptualizacija angliškuose ir lietuviškuose frazeologiniuose junginiuose. Tarptautinė 4-ji taikomosios kalbotyros konferencija Kalbos ir žmonės: įvairovė ir darna. Pranešimų santraukos, pp. 59–60. Vilniaus universitetas, 2016 m. rugsėjo 28-29 d.

2016—Virginija Masiulionytė, Birutė Ryvitytė and Inesa Šeškauskienė. „Urlaubgasthaus“ oder doch „Holiday Inn“? Sprachpolitik in Litauen in Spiegel der Facebook-Witze. 51. Linguistisches Kolloquium/Linguistics Colloquium 51 ‘Fremde und eigene Sprachen. Linguistische Perspektiven/Foreign and Own Languages. Linguistic Perspectives. Programm und Abstracts, pp. 44-45. Vilnius University, September 8-9, 2016.

2016—Justina Urbonaitė and Inesa Šeškauskienė. Deprivation of liberty or imprisonment? Metaphors in the Criminal Code of the Republic of Lithuania and their translation into English. 49th Annual Meeting of Societas Linguisticas Europaea. Book of Abstracts, pp. 283–285. Naples, Italy, August 31 – 3 September 3, 2016.

2016—Eglė Žilinskaitė and Inesa Šeškauskienė. Motivated polysemy of some prepositions in Baltic: the Lithuanian UŽ and the Latvian AIZ. UK-CLC 2016. Conference Proceedings, p. 176. UK Cognitive Linguistics Conference 18-21 July, 2016.

2016—Inesa Šeškauskienė. Irony through metaphor in online comments, or Lithuania between (grim) Soviet past and (bright) European future. Metaphor in the Arts, in Media and in Communication. RaAM 11 conference. Book of abstracts, pp. 184-185. Berlin, 1-4 July, 2016.

2016—Inesa Šeškauskienė and Justina Urbonaitė. From freedom to liberty to custodial sentence in the Criminal Code of the Republic of Lithuania, or some strategies of translating Lithuanian collocations with laisvė ‘freedom, liberty’ into English. 7th Conference of Formulaic Language Research Network. Vilnius, 28-30 June, 2016. Book of abstracts, pp. 65-67.

2015—Eglė Žilinskaitė and Inesa Šeškauskienė. On the motivation of prepositional meaning: the Lithuanian UŽ and the Latvian AIZ. I2th International Congress of Balticists. Abstracts, p. 172. Vilnius University, 28-30 October 2015.

2015—Section Erdvės suvokimas ir raiška/ Telpas izpratne un izteikšanas līdzekļi baltu valodās/ Space in the Baltic Languages. Convenors: Eglė Žilinskaitė-Šinkūnienė, Inesa Šeškauskienė, Sandra Gaigalaitė. I2th International Congress of Balticists. Vilnius University, 28-30 October 2015.

2015—Inesa Šeškauskienė and Rita Juknevičienė. From spatial to non-spatial prepositional meaning: IN and ON in the language of Lithuanian learners of English. Third International Conference of Learner Corpus Research. Book of Abstracts, pp. 151-152. 11-13 September 2015. Radbout University, Nijmegen.

2015— Inesa Šeškauskienė. How do we reason about translation? Conceptualizing translation in English and Lithuanian academic discourse. Researching and Applying Metaphor (RaAM) Specialised Seminar Metaphors and/in/of Translation. Book of abstracts, pp. 10-11. Leiden, the Netherlands, June 10-12, 2015.

2014—Inesa Šeškauskienė and Eglė Žilinskaitė-Šinkūnienė. On the polysemy of the Lithuanian : a cognitive perspective. 10th international symposium of cognition, logic and communication „Perspectives on Spatial Cognition“. Riga, 9-11 September, 2014. A book of abstracts, p. 18.

2014—Inesa Šeškauskienė. Kas ta metafora, arba dar kartą apie metaforų tyrimo metodus. In: VI tarptautinės mokslinės konferencijos „Lingvistiniai, didaktiniai ir sociokultūriniai kalbos funkcionavimo aspektai.“ 2014 m. balandžio 24-25 d. Pranešimų santraukos, p. 42.  [What is metaphor, or metaphor research methods revisited]

2014—Rita Juknevičienė and Inesa Šeškauskienė. Kriteriniai anglų kalbos pasiekimo lygių požymiai brandos egzamine: kaip rašo abiturientai? In: VI tarptautinės mokslinės konferencijos „Lingvistiniai, didaktiniai ir sociokultūriniai kalbos funkcionavimo aspektai.“ 2014 m. balandžio 24-25 d. Pranešimų santraukos, p.18.  [Criterial achievement levels in the National English Examination: how do school leavers write?]

2014—Inesa Šeškauskienė and Julia Ostanina-Olszewska. Conceptualising current events in Ukraine: a cross-cultural analysis of online press releases. In: Political Linguistics III. Book of Abstracts, p. 55. Edited by Monyka Kopytowska and Łukasz Kumięga. Warsaw, 8-10 May, 2014.

2014—Inesa Šeškauskienė. The way linguists write: metaphors in English and Lithuanian research papers in applied linguistics. In: 10th Conference of the Association for Researching and Applying Metaphor. Metaphor in Communication, science and education. Abstracts, pp. 82-83. Cagliari, Sardinia, June 20-23, 2014.

2013—Rita Juknevičienė and Inesa Šeškauskienė. Searching for evidence of CEFR criterial achievement levels in the National English Examination in Lithuania. In: Kalbos ir žmonės: erdvė, laikas, tapatybė/Languages and People: Space, Time, Identity. Conference Programme and abstracts, pp. 64-65. Vilnius University.

2013—Inesa Šeškauskienė. Emotions in academic discourse: Exploring NATURAL CAUSATION IS UPWARD MOTION metaphor in English and Lithuanian. In: 4th RaAM Seminar 2013 Metaphor, Metonymy and Emotions. Book of abstracts, pp.56-57. Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland, May 2-4,  2013.

2012—Inesa Šeškauskienė. Metaphoricity of academic discourse: what can be raised in English and Lithuanian? RaAM 9 Conference: Metaphor in Mind and Society. A book of abstracts, pp. 144-145. Lancaster University, UK July 4–7, 2012.

2011—Inesa Šeškauskienė. The language of research: arguments in English and Lithuanian. International Conference Translation is the Language of Europe (U. Eco) held in Vilnius University October 6-7, 2011. Conference abstracts. Vilnius University.

2010—Inesa Šeškauskienė. The case raises a question: the pattern ‘inanimate subject + dynamic verb’ in English and Lithuanian linguistic discourse. Societas Linguistica Europaea, 43rd Annual Meeting. Vilnius University. Book of Abstracts. P. 173.

2010—Inesa Šeškauskienė. On the meaning extension of ON THE ROAD/KELYJE: English vs Lithuanian. Interdisciplinary Conference on Space and Time across Languages, Disciplines and Cultures, 8-10 April 2010. Book of Abstracts. P. 64.

2009—Inesa Šeškauskienė. EUROPODIANS: learning a language on-the-go. Language and Culture: new challenges for the teachers of Europe. Conference programme and abstracts. Vilnius: Vilnius University Press. P. 59.

2009—Inesa Šeškauskienė. Conceptualising language teaching/learning in academic discourse: a cross-linguistic investigation. Language and Culture: new challenges for the teachers of Europe. Conference programme and abstracts, p. 58-59.Vilnius: Vilnius University.

2009—Inesa Šeškauskienė. “The paper suggests…”: inanimate subject + active verb in academic discourse. The Baltics as an Intersection of Civilizational Identities. 8th Conference on Baltic Studies in Europe. Abstracts, p. 143. Kaunas: Vytautas Magnus University.

2008—Inesa Šeškauskienė. The language of linguistic research: is there room for meaning extension? International Conference “English and German Studies in Lithuania and beyond”: tradition and emerging perspectives. A Book of Abstracts, p. 31. Vilnius: Vilnius University.

2008—Aurelija Usonienė, Audronė Šolienė, Inesa Šeškauskienė and Jolanta Šinkūnienė. Epistemic Possibility in EN and LT: going across text types. International Conference Languages in Contrast Grammar, Translation, Corpora. Forli, Italy, September 17-20, 2008.

2006—Inesa Šeškauskienė. The acquisition of hedging devices by ESL students: a case study from Lithuanian learners. The Role Played by Voice in Various Fields of English Studies. Leuven. Conference abstracts. Leuven, the Netherlands. Available at: abstract%20Seskauskiene.htm

2006—Inesa Šeškauskienė. Artumo santykiai anglų ir lietuvių kalbose: kai kurie perkeltinės lokatyvų reikšmės ypatumai. Pasaulio vaizdas kalboje. Conference abstracts, pp. 52-53. Šiauliai: Šiauliai University.

2005—Inesa Šeškauskienė. Research paper writing: the task-dependency principle as a tool in developing learner independence. Kalbos ir žmonės: dabartis ir perspektyvos. Conference abstracts, p. 37. Vilnius: Vilnius University.

2005—Inesa Šeškauskienė. Hedging in English and Lithuanian academic discourse. In: Innovation and Tradition in Contemporary Language Studies. Conference Abstracts, p. 42. Vilnius: Vilnius University Press.

2005—Inesa Šeškauskienė. a presentation on the experience of the national English examination in Lithuania Anglų kalbos egzamino rašymo užduoties vertinimo standartizavimas: problemos ir galimi sprendimo būdai at the conference of the National Examination Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania.

2003—Inesa Šeškauskienė. Extension of meaning: spatial relations in English and Lithuanian. In: Imagery in Language. Conference in honour of R. Langacker. Abstracts, p. 77. Lodz: University of Lodz.

1999—Inesa Šeškauskienė. Authenticity and plagiarism: is the former attainable without the latter? English on the Threshold of the year 2000: Language, Methodology, Modern Technologies, English and American Literature and Culture. The 7th National Annual Conference of LAKMIDA. Programme and Abstracts. Vilnius: Vilnius Pedagogical University. P. 24.

1998—Inesa Šeškauskienė. Study skills for academic writing: knowledge versus intuition. Language, Culture and Democracy: American, English and Lithuanian Aspects. Joint Annual Conference. Abstracts, p. 18. Vilnius: Vilnius Pedagogical University.

1994—Inesa Šeškauskienė. Kai kurių erdvės prielinksnių vartojimas ir reikšmės. Jono Jablonskio konferencija.Kalbos normos ir vartosena. Conference abstracts, pp. 16 – 17. Vilnius: Vilnius University.

1993—Inesa Šeškauskienė. „Erdvės” samprata kai kurių anglų ir lietuvių kalbų prielinksnių semantikoje. (The concept of space in the semantics of some English and Lithuanian prepositions) In: Jono Jablonskio konferencija. Linksnio kategorija ir linksnių vartojimas. Conference abstracts, pp. 14-15. Vilnius: Vilnius University.

1990—Inesa Šeškauskienė. K voprosu o značeniji predloga [On prepositional meaning]. In: Problemy integral’novo opisanija jazikovych jedinic: tezisy dokladov. Conference abstracts. Kherson: Khersonskij pedagogičeskij institut.