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Language and Culture in the Age of Globalisation

Department of History of Bulgarian Language

Department of Bulgarian Dialectology and Linguistic Geography

Department of Ethnolinguistics

Period: 2012-2014

Type of project: collective

Funding: budgetary (BAS), bilateral project with the Russian Academy of Sciences

Principal Investigators: Prof. E. Mircheva, Ph.D.; Assoc. Prof. M. Kitanova, Ph.D.

Participants: Prof. E. Mircheva, Ph.D.; Assoc. Prof. M. Kitanova, Ph.D. (Department of Ethnolinguistics); Prof. M. Tsibanska, Dr.Sci.; Assoc. Prof. I. Karachorova,Ph.D.; Assoc. Prof. G. Mitrinov, Ph.D.; Assoc. Prof. Y. Miltenov, Ph.D.; Assist. Prof. V. Micheva, Ph.D.; Assist. Prof. L. Stefova, Ph.D.; Assist. Prof. A. Manoleva; Assoc. Prof. M. Vitanova, Ph.D. (Department of Ethnolinguistics); Assist. Prof. K. Micheva, Ph.D. (Department of Ethnolinguistics); Assist. Prof. I. Kirilova, Ph.D. (Department of Ethnolinguistics); Assoc. Prof. P. Legurska (Department of Ethnolinguistics); Assoc. Prof. S. Keremidchieva, Ph.D. (Department of Bulgarian Dialectology and Linguistic Geography); Assoc. Prof. L. Antonova, Ph.D. (Department of Bulgarian Dialectology and Linguistic Geography); Assoc. Prof. L. Vasileva, Ph.D. (Department of Bulgarian Dialectology and Linguistic Geography); Assoc. Prof. A. Kocheva, Ph.D. (Department of Bulgarian Dialectology and Linguistic Geography); Assist. Prof. K. Parvanov, Ph.D. (Department of Bulgarian Dialectology and Linguistic Geography); Assist. Prof. I. Garavalova, Ph.D. (Department of Bulgarian Dialectology and Linguistic Geography); Assist. M. Koteva (Department of Bulgarian Dialectology and Linguistic Geography)

Abstract:

The project is an ongoing long-term cooperation of the Institute for Bulgarian Language at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Slavic Studies at the Russian Academy of Sciences. The Bulgarian team works on three subtopics: Slavonic manuscripts and old printed books: linguistic aspects, textual criticism, cultural anthropology; Cultural identity in a Globalising world; Change of the lexical type in the Rhodope macro-dialect system.

The research is focused on mediaeval written monuments, different aspects of the complex relationship between language, ethnicity, and culture, and ongoing changes in the Bulgarian dialects. The results will shed light on unexplored issues in Bulgarian studies. The methodology follows the latest developments in Slavic and Bulgarian scholarly literature, while the complex philological approach successfully supports the cognitive method that is relatively new for the Bulgarian linguistics. Various research topics are linked via the objective of investigating the Bulgarian cultural heritage and preserving the Bulgarian national identity, which are among the main objectives set in the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation Horizon 2020 (priority field of Excellent Science), and the National Strategy of Scientific Research to 2020 which also emphasizes the study of cultural heritage. The project is part of two priority areas of research at the Institute for Bulgarian Language – Cultural and Historical Linguistic Heritage of Bulgaria and Sources for the History of the Bulgarian Language.

Subtopics:

Department of History of Bulgarian Language: Slavic Manuscripts and Old Printed Books – Linguistic, Textual, and Cultural Apsects

1. Legal Collection Nomos Mosaicos in the Russian and Southern Slavic Literary Production. A project of Prof. M. Tsibranska-Kostova, Dr.Sci.

2. Linguistic and Translation Schools in the Old Bulgarian Literary Tradition (Traditional Ideas and Current Research). A project of Prof. E. Mircheva, Ph.D.

3. Daily Prayers by Cyril of Turaw in Bulgarian Book Depositories. A project of Assoc. Prof. I. Karachorova, Ph.D.

4. The Episode of The Miracle of Sfugato from the Damaskin Sermon on the Tortures and Wonders of St. George in the Raykov Damaskin. A project of Assoc. Prof. G. Mitrinov, Ph.D.

5. Linguistic and Cultural Concepts of Above and Below in the Language of Damaskins. A project of Assist. Prof. V. Micheva, Ph.D.

6. The Old Bulgarian Translations: Adaptation of the Byzantine Texts and Reproduction in a New Tradition. A project of Assoc. Prof. Y. Miltenov, Ph.D.

7. Verbal and Nominal Church Slavonic Lexica in the Raykov Damaskin. A project of Assist. Prof. L. Stefova, Ph.D.

8. On an Unknown Manuscript from the Kotel Literary Center – № 583 from the manuscript collection of the Museum of National Revival – Varna. A project of Assist. Prof. A. Manoleva.

Department of Ethnolinguistics: Cultural Identity in a Globalising World

1. Bad Weather in the Bulgarian Folklore Calendar. A project of Assoc. Prof. M. Kitanova, Ph.D.

2. Health and Illness in Dialect and Phraseology. A project of Assoc. Prof. M. Vitanova, Ph.D.

3. Evil Powers in the Bulgarian Apocrypha Prayers. A project of Assist. Prof. K. Micheva, Ph.D.

4. The Concept of Heart in the World according to Bulgarian Paremia. A project of Assist. Prof. I. Kirilova, Ph.D.

5. National Lexica, Globalisation and Translation. Realia in Y. Yovkov’s Stories and Their Translations in Russian. A project of Assoc. Prof. P. Legurska, Ph.D.

Department of Bulgarian Dialectology and Linguistic Geography: Change in the Lexica Type in the Rhodope Macro-Dialect System. Principal investigator: Assoc. Prof. S. Keremidchieva, Ph.D. Participants: Assoc. Prof. S. Keremidchieva, Ph.D.; Assoc. Prof. L. Antonova, Ph.D.; Assoc. Prof. L. Vasileva, Ph.D.; Assoc. Prof. A. Kocheva, Ph.D.; Assist. Prof. K. Parvanov, Ph.D.; Assist. Prof. I. Garavalova, Ph.D.; Assist. Prof. M. Koteva.

Presentation of the results: research papers and review articles.

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