The Institute for Bulgarian Language offers the following PhD programmes in the field of Philology, code 2.1, accredited by the National Evaluation and Accreditation Agency:
The PhD programme in Bulgarian Language prepares highly qualified specialists of Bulgarian with experience and knowledge in researching the synchronous and diachronic development of the Bulgarian language, focused on examining various linguistic problems in particular scientific areas (modern Bulgarian, morphology, syntax, Bulgarian lexicology and lexicography, Bulgarian terminology and terminography, history of the Bulgarian language, Bulgarian dialectology and linguistic geography).
General and Comparative Linguistics
The PhD programme in General and Comparative Linguistics prepares highly qualified specialists with experience and knowledge in the field of theoretical linguistics and comparative studies of linguistic phenomena and problems in the context of various research areas, e.g.: general linguistics, comparative linguistics, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, etymology, onomastics, applied onomastics, ethnolinguistics, computational and mathematical linguistics, computational lexicography.
In the period 2007-2012, 24 PhD students were educated at the Institute for Bulgarian Language: 14 full-time, 4 part-time, and 6 an a self-study basis.
In the period 2007-2012, 23 students successfully defended a PhD degree: 13 full-time, 4 part-time, and 6 self-study.
The Institute for Bulgarian Language announces a competition for admission of full-time and part-time PhD students for the academic year 2014-2015, in accordance with Decision No. 293 of the Council of Ministers from 13/05/2014.
From 18/08/2014 until 17/10/2014, candidates can submit an application form addressed to the Director of the Institute for Bulgarian Language, for the following scientific disciplines and forms of study:
2.1. Philology (General and Comparatrive Linguistics) – 1 full-time (ethnolinguistics);
2.1. Philology (Bulgarian Language): 2 full-time (Modern Bulgarian and Applied Onomastics) and 2 part-time (Modern Bulgarian and Bulgarian Dialectology).
The application pack should contain:
1. An application form addressed to the Director of the Institute for Bulgarian Language, in which the candidates should point out the scientific discipline(s) for which they apply, as well as the foreign language they choose for their additional entry exam;
3. Certificate for their Master’s degree with the appendices, or a certified copy;
4. Certificate of recognition of higher degree if the degree is obtained at a foreign university;
5. Medical certificate;
6. Criminal conviction certificate;
7. Candidates can attach other documents demonstrating their interests and achievements in the relevant scientific field;
8. Receipt (or a copy) of paid fee of 30 leva at the Centre for Education at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences – 4 Serdika Str. (The fee does not depend on the number of competitions the candidate applies for.)
- The Institute for Bulgarian Language at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences offers:
- Education in the field of the modern linguistic theories and their application in the description of the Bulgarian language;
- Education aiming at improving of the professional competence in teaching Bulgarian as first language in high school;
- Education in accordance with the new approaches in examining and evaluating communicative competence of Bulgarian as first language in high school;
- Specialists from the Institute teach various courses of Bulgarian as a second language to foreign students and citizens.
The Institute for Bulgarian Language at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences offers specialisations for Bulgarian and foreign citizens.
The Institute took part in the project Student Apprenticeships of the Ministry of Education and Science, and trained students from different Bulgarian universities.
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