This guidebook is meant for the students of General Jonas Žemaitis Military Academy of Lithuania to improve their Lithuanian in the area of military terminology. It provides the users with useful pieces of advice on how specific terms should be used, what to pay attention to while drafting military documents, designing plans for soldiers’ field training activities, preparing and delivering public speeches, or giving commands during military training.
This guidebook comprises a number of sections related to syntax, morphology, lexis, and accentuation. All the examples are authentic, selected from the participants’ speeches in official ceremonies, everyday communication, training activities, documents, and correspondence. Since the guidebook targets improving students’ language use in compliance with the norms of Standard Lithuanian, it is rendered in such a way that it engages students to think about how the mistaken cases can be corrected and provided in the right way. The structure of the guidebook is also comprised in a language-user-friendly way. The authors of the guidebook expect their publication to contribute to the improvement of military officers’ usage of Lithuanian.