Born in Latvia, graduate of University of Latvia. Dr. philol. (1996), Dr. hum. (1997). Researcher at the Latvian Language Institute (1984-2003), teacher at Vytautas Magnus University (2008-2011). Member of faculty of Siauliai University, Vice-dean of Faculty of Humanities (2005-2007), Head of the association “Baltic Center” in Siauliai since 2002.
Guest researcher at the Lithuanian Research and Studies Center, Chicago, USA. Member of International Society for Dialectology and Geolinguistics (SIDG), International Council of Onomastics Sciences (ICOS). Scholarly interests: Stylistics, Terminology, Sociolinguistics, Language contacts, Translation theory.