Journal Chronology and Editorial Policy
The first issue of the scientific journal was published in 1999 as a philological edition of Kaunas Faculty of Humanities (from 01/01/2017 – Kaunas Faculty) of Vilnius University.
In 2002 the international editorial board consisting of leading scientists of Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Poland, Russia and Belarus was formed. The journal became an international edition of regional character and was published with double numbering 1 (6).
In 2004 Vilnius University Kaunas Faculty of Humanities was joined by Holly Cross Academy n. a. Jan Kochanowski (from August 2008 – Jan Kochanowski University of Humanities and Natural Sciences, now – Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce), which is situated in one of the oldest towns of Poland in Kielce.
Polish scholars united with the colleagues from Lithuania to support the journal whose interdisciplinary approach and orientation at strengthening the cooperation among scholars of the humanities from different countries had gained acknowledgement in Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Belarus, the USA, Ukraine and Finland. The journal became popular not only locally, but also involved authors from the USA, the Great Britain, Canada, Kazakhstan, and Ukraine. Polish language among Lithuanian, Russian and English became the fourth main language of the journal.
Until 2016 the journal was headed by professor of Vilnius University Dr. Habil. Eleonora Lassan. The editorial board was reformed in 2016. Professor of Vilnius University Dr. Gabija Bankauskaitė was elected a new editor-in-chief.
As the scientific journal is multidisciplinary with linguistics integrating different disciplines, it promotes cooperation between scholars in various fields (linguists, literary critics, philosophers, sociologists, psychologists, historians and anthropologists, etc.) who are interested in different facets of language.
The Editorial Board hopes the dialogue among the scholars of different trends in the humanities will continue. At present, contemporary humanitarian sciences are applied to a larger degree than ever. Their applied nature is manifested in the study of man since the main task of any humanitarian science is the cognition of humans. In this regard, linguistics begins to play a very important and specific role for it provides a direct access to human nature: it reveals humans nature through their language and verbal texts they produce. At the same time the role of interdisciplinary studies becomes more important as humans in the language context cannot be analysed within the framework of only one academic discipline.
Thus the journal is supposed to be not only regional but also of interdisciplinary character with linguistics integrating different disciplines. The leading trend is supposed to be the analysis of different discursive practices. Consequently, the journal mainly concentrates on cognitive analysis of discourses (fiction, political, scientific, etc.), cognitive strategies of translation, rhetorical problems of communication, semiotic analysis of texts, and the analysis of political, social and cultural phenomena in different social environments. We look forward to cooperation with scholars of different trends in the humanities, who meet the requirements of contemporary science.