Folks language etiquette in the Rumšiškės Township and its vicinities from the 1920s to the 1990s
The article deals with the folks language etiquette dominated in the Rumšiškės Township and its vicinities from the 1920s to the 1990s. An attempt has been made to reveal the alterations in the folks etiquette in this period by analysing salutations, farewells, regards, thanksgivings as well as their usage and nonverbal communication forms (embrace, kissing, nodding, etc.). The research accomplished had witnessed that the forms of the folks language etiquette were inconstant during this period in Rumšiškės Township and its vicinities. The old generation of Rumšiškės dwellers tried to perform the role of the keepers of the folks etiquette traditions, but the young generation due to the sovietisation, society democratisation and intensification of modernisationthe processes which took part in the second half of the 20th centuryhad chosen innovation of the folks language etiquette and bore them from generation to generation.