History

Jonas_Jablonskis

Jonas Jablonskis (1830–1903) was a famous Lithuanian linguist who standardised the Lithuanian language. His works are very significant for the Lithuanian language in all fields (spelling, phonetics, morphology, syntax and lexicon). He created a number of language rules, including the rules of spelling on the basis of a living language and created new words, which are still in use.

The first conference devoted to Jonas Jablonskis was held in 1993 by the Department of Language Culture at the Institute of the Lithuanian Language and the Department of the Lithuanian Language at Vilnius University. Since then, this conference has become a tradition and takes place every autumn. Until 2003 it was held at Vilnius University, with the exception of the fourth conference organized in Marijampolė. Since 2003 it has been hosted by Vilnius University and the Institute of the Lithuanian Language; the place changes every year. In 2005, 2009 and 2010 the conference had an international status. In 2011 the conference did not take place; and after establishing the Department of Standard Lithuanian Language at the Institute of the Lithuanian Language in 2012, it was renewed and alternately organized by both institutions. In 2016 international scientific conference Meaning in language and culture devoted to Jonas Jablonskis focused on semantics, a field least stressed by J. Jablonskis.

The 24th International Jonas Jablonskis Conference Digital Language Resources, Directions of Their Development and Possibilities to Harness Them will take place at the Institute of the Lithuanian Language on 29 September 2017.

The goal of the conference is to discuss the problems that arise when language meets digital technology in the process of developing digital resources and building a common digital market. The conference will focus on the semantic level of digital resources (development of word networks), giving a phonic form to digital resources, creating new opportunities for the dissemination of digital resources across multilingual communities, and so on.

We suggest the following subtopics to be covered at the conference:
I. Digital language resources and technologies.
II. The semantic level of digital language resources.
III. Application of digital technologies in the process of education and linguistic challenges.