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Normative Grammar of Modern Bulgarian Language (Stage Two)

Department of Modern Bulgarian Language

Period: November 2020 – November 2023

Type of Project: collective, national

Funding: budgetary (BAS)

Principal Investigator: assoc. prof. Ruska Stancheva PhD

Participants: assoc. prof. Ruska Stancheva PhD, assoc. prof. Katya Charalozova PhD, assoc. prof. Tatyana Aleksandrova PhD, assoc. prof. Milen Tomov PhD, assist. prof. Nikolay Paskalev PhD (lecturer abroad), assist. prof. Iliana Kuneva PhD, Zhaneta Zlateva PhD, Lora Zheleva (PhD student), Iliana Stoilova (on long-term leave), assist. Malina Stoycheva (PhD student), prof. Vyara Maldzhieva (external researcher, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń)

The project is concentrated at describing the grammatical system of modern Bulgarian language. In this regard the accepted approach is the formal side of the language (morphology and syntax) to be described separately and independently from the function (the semantics). The end goal of the project is to make systematic exposition of the grammar rules of modern Bulgarian standard language. In the part of the syntax that is being developed during the second stage of the project the description is concentrated at presenting the syntactic structures specific to the word combinations and the sentences in standard Bulgarian language.
This grammar will answer the need for reliable normative reference book. It will summarize the changes in the range of the grammatical norms made in the two academic spelling dictionaries from 2002 and 2012. The codification will be supplemented and expanded for undescribed to this moment problematic cases in the literary practice.
The project is part of two of the priority scientific directions of the Institute for Bulgarian Language – Theoretical Linguistic Researches and Language Culture.

Results: thematically connected articles and research papers; collective monography.