Dr. Liudmila Arcimavičienė

Research areas
English language

Graduated Cum Laude in English Linguistics at the Faculty of Philology, Vilnius University, in 2005. In 2010 defended her doctoral thesis entitled ‘Morality models through metaphors in Public Discourse: a cross-linguistic analysis’. Held internships in Wroclaw, Skopje and Cyprus Universities. Her research interests lie in cognitive linguistics, critical discourse analysis, and metaphor analysis of populism, ideologies, conflicts and leadership styles.

Courses taught

English language

Research interests

Cognitive linguistics and political discourse analysis

Metaphor and ideology

Populist metaphor use

Conflict scenarios in diplomacy and international politics

Content analysis of leadership styles

Gender metaphor in media discourse


Arcimavičienė, L. (2020). Metaphor, identity and conflict in political discourse. In Language of Conflict: Discourses of the Ukrainian Crisis (pp. 45-65). Bloomsbury Academic Publishing: London and New York. DOI: 10.5040/9781350098633.

Arcimavičienė, L. (2020). Values and targeting metaphors combined with populist sentiment in the foreign policy narratives of Donald Trump, Hassan Rouhani and Sergey Lavrov. In Metaphor in political conflict: populism and discourse (pp. 143-175). Ediciones Universidad de Navarra. EUNSA. ISBN: 97884-313-3467-3.

Arcimavičienė, L. (2020). The polarity of collective identity in diplomatic discourse: legitimacy by metaphor. In Euro-American Relations in the Age of Globalization: Risks and Opportunities (pp. 73-97). University of Turin. ISBN: 9788875901653.

Arcimavičienė, L. Kriaučiūniėne, R. (2020). Metaphor and Othering in Media Discourse: A Case of Youth Climate Change Protests (pp. 152-168). In Educational, Linguistic and Media Discourses. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. ISBN: 1-5275-5550-X.

Arcimavičienė, L. 2019. Gender metaphor and migration in media representations. In Migration and Media Discourses about identities in crisis, pp. 137-159. John Benjamins Publishing: Amsterdam. ISBN ISBN 9789027202475

Arcimavičienė, L. 2019. Self and Other Metaphors as Facilitating Features in Populist Style of Diplomatic Discourse: A Case Study of Obama and Putin's Speeches. In Populist Discourse: International Perspectives, pp. 89-125. Palgrave Macmillan: Switzerland. ISBN 978-3-319-97387-6.

Arcimavičienė, L., Baglama, S.H. 2018. Migration, Metaphor and Myth in Media Representations: The Ideological Dichotomy of “Them” and “Us”. In Sage Open, vol. 8 (2), pp. 1-13. DOI: 10.1177/2158244018768657.

Arcimavičienė, L. 2017. A. Musolff, Political Metaphor Analysis: discourse and scenarios. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2016. Pp. 194. ISBN: 978-1-4411-6066-0 (paperback). In Language and Cognition. Cambridge University Press. DOI:

Arcimaviciene, L., 2016. Commerce metaphor in the EU universities’ mission statements: a critical sociolinguistic analysis. Metaphor and language teaching: proceedings of the V international conference on metaphor in language and thought (Metáfora e ensino de línguas: anais do V congresso international sobre a aetáfora na linguagem e no ensamento), pp. 7-26. ISBN: 9788577582822.

Arcimaviciene, L., Jonaitiene, V. 2015. Leadership Styles and Metaphor Use: The case study of presidential New Year greetings. Open Linguistics (1), ISSN (Online) 2300-9969, DOI: 10.1515/opli-2015-0006.

Arcimaviciene, L., 2015. EU Universities’ Mission Statements: what is popularised by metaphors, pp. 1-12. DOI: 10.1177/2158244015584378. SAGE. Open Access.

Arcimavičienė, L. 2014. Politics, Text and Ideology: What Is Implied by the Use of Language? Vilnius: Vilnius University Publishing House, ISBN 978-609-459-332-1, 80 p.

Arcimavičienė, L. 2014. Presidential New Year Greetings: What is Implied by Metaphors, Studies About Languages (24), pp. 46-56. ISSN 1648-2824

Arcimavičienė, L. 2013. The US-Russia Spy Swap of 2010 in Media Discourse: What the Commercial Transaction metaphor implies, Discourse, Context & Media (2), pp. 14-21. ISSN 22116958

Arcimavičienė, L. 2012. Western Media Perceptions of the Spy Swap 2010: What Metaphors Construe, Studies About Languages (21), pp. 84-91. ISSN 1648-2824

Arcimavičienė, L. 2011. The Complex Metaphor of POLITICAL ANIMALS in Media Political Discourse: a cross-linguistic perspective, Studies About Languages (19), pp. 95-100. ISSN 1648-2824

Arcimavičienė, L. 2010. Terrorism in Media Political Discourse: from metaphorical expressions to cognitive models, Verbum (1), pp. 7-15. ISSN 2029-6223