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The Economic Crisis in Latvia: A Success Story?

Vyačeslavs Dombrovskis (member of the Latvian Parliament)

Latvia’s economic crisis will likely enter economics textbooks as one of this century’s most striking and controversial episodes. Some observers, most notably Anders Aslund, herald it as a success story, an example of how a democracy (!) can overcome a deep economic crisis by defying conventional wisdom, implementing one of the most decisive fiscal adjustments (around 15 percent of GDP) and refusing to devalue its currency. 194 more words

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Development of Didactics for Cultivation of the Lithuanian Language

Vilija Salienė (Vilnius Pedagogical University)

Educational reform in Lithuania has entered a third decade.  In order to understand the present guidelines of didactics for native-language cultivation, it is necessary to analyze the origin and development of these didactics, and to discuss the fundamental guidelines.  163 more words

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Mediation and Intervention in the Back of Beyond: France and the Eastern Baltic in 1917-1920

Louis Clerc (University of Turku)

Un pari sur les évolutions futures…  a bet on future evolutions—this is the way the French Foreign Ministry justified the January 1918 decision to recognize Finland’s independence in front of an incredulous French diplomatic corps.   143 more words

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Cultural Heritage of the Estonian Diaspora: Keeping History Alive

Piret Noorhani  (VEMU / Estonian Studies Centre, Toronto) / Estonian Literary Museum, Tartu)

It has repeatedly been stated that it is difficult to get an overview of the Baltic diaspora’s cultural heritage, as the archival collections and the information relating to them are so scattered.  127 more words

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New Sincerity Versus Postmodernist Scepticism; Traces of Hipsterdom in Contemporary Estonian Literature

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Priit Kruus (Tallinn University)

Hipsters are urbanised youth living in a contemporary consumer society seeking authenticity in defiance of mass communication and mass marketing. 246 more words

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Lithuanian Literature in English: A Corpus-Based Approach Towards Translation of Author-Specific Neologisms

Jurgita Vaičenonienė (Vytautas Magnus University)

Translation of literature plays a crucial role in enhancing cross-cultural understanding and communication. Literary works can be the first acquaintance with a culture different from one’s own. 211 more words

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Proper Names of Foreign Languages: Perspectives of Conveying in Latvian and Lithuanian

Regina Kvašytė (Šiauliai University)

The interest in conveying proper names of foreign languages remains relevant in Lithuanian and Latvian texts. The presentation analyzes and compares various aspects of the usage of Lithuanian and Latvian proper names and perspectives of their conveying. 208 more words

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