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Jan 24 2024

A Lecture by Professor Giedrius Subačius

Development of Prestandard Lithuanian Orthography and Certain Theoretical Insights: Symbolism, Materiality, Aestheticity, and Graphochronology

January 24, 2024

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM


Sucacius Poster

Prof. Subačius will focus on the prestandard Lithuanian orthography, trends of its 16–18-c. development in two major milieus: East Prussia (mostly based on German) and Grand Duchy of Lithuania (mostly based on Polish). Also, he will address aspects of the 19-c. orthographic specificity: symbolism, materiality, aestheticity, method of graphochronology, and specific variables. The speaker will conclude with the dramatism of the final selection of graphemes for standard Lithuanian at the end of the 19 c. (during the 1865–1904 ban on Latin script for Lithuanian by the Russian empire).

Join on Zoom at 8:00 AM CST, lecture scheduled for 3 PM in Poland:


Giedrius Subacius

Date posted

Jan 20, 2024

Date updated

Feb 23, 2024