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Name: Aurelijus  Vijunas
Institution: National Kaohsiung Normal University
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State and/or Country: Taiwan   
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Writing Systems
Genetic Classification
Specialty: Indo-European, Germanic, Icelandic, Lithuanian
Subject Language(s): English
Norse, Old
Language Family(ies): Baltic
North Germanic
Eastern Baltic
Western Baltic
East Germanic
Northwest Germanic
West Germanic
North Sea Germanic
Unclassified Indo-European
Unclassified baltic
Selected Publications: 1. Nokkrar athugasemdir við þróun tvíhljóðanna /ei/, /ey/, /au/, /ó/ og /á/ og hljóðritun þeirra í nútímaíslensku; (Mímir 47, 1999)
2. The history of Latin ´alces´ (followed by a brief discussion of the history of Greek ´álke´); (Glotta 2005)
3. On the pronunciation and the development of the Proto-Indo-European sibilant */s/; (Newsletter No. 18, Kyoto University)
4. “The Proto-Indo-European Sibilant */s/”. Historische Sprachforschung 123: 40-55
5. “The History of Lithuanian delčia ‘waning moon’ and Several Related Morphological Problems”. Baltistica 46.2: 185-200
6. “The Indo-European Primary T-Stems”. Monograph. Innsbrucker Beiträge zur Sprachwissenschaft 133, Innsbruck
7. “Reflective and Critical Thinking in Curriculum Design: Historical Linguistics as a Missing Link”. Proceedings of the 27th International Conference on English Teaching and Learning in the R.O.C. National Kaohsiung Normal University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, May 1st – 2nd, 2010. Pp. 61-66.
Courses Taught: 1. Seminar in Historical Lithuanian Linguistics (Kyoto University, 2006)
2. Gothic and Comparative Germanic Linguistics (National Kaohsiung Normal University, 2007)
3. English Phonetics (NKNU, 2006/7)
4. Topics in Germanic Historical Linguistics: Middle English (doctoral level), National Kaohsiung Normal University, Taiwan
5. Topics in Germanic Historical Linguistics: Old English (doctoral level)
6. Old Icelandic (Doctoral level). NKNU, Taiwan
7. Studies in the History of English (MA level)
8. Syntax (Old and Middle English).

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