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Maria Kitanova, Assoc. Prof., Ph.D.

General Information

Associate Professor, Ph.D.

Department of Ethnolinguistics

Research interests:

  • dialectology
  • phonology
  • ethnolinguistics
  • lingwokulturology

Awards:

Medal “Kiril i Metodiy” of the Slavic Fund of Russia

Education and professional experience

Education and professional experience

1997: Senior Scientific Researcher (II degree); VAC: Diploma № 18453

1982: Ph.D.; VAC: Diploma № 11916

M.A. in Linguistics, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”; Diploma № 083213

Research

Research projects

2015 – 2017: Head of the international project “A Model of Comparative Research of the Culture in Bulgarian and Slovak Language”, a joint project with the Institute of Slavic Studies „Yan Stanislav” at Slovak Academy of Sciences.

2013 – up to the second stage: Ethno-Linguistic dictionary of the folk medicine (2013 – up to now – second stage), Institute for Bulgarian Language, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, participant.

2013 – 2015: Head of the international project “The Concepts of ‘home’, ‘labor’ and ‘freedom’ in Bulgarian Language” within the international project EUROJOS.

2012 – 2014: Head of the international project “Language and Culture in the Age of Globalization”, a joint project with the Russian Academy of Sciences.

2008 – 2009: Head of the international project “The concept of ‘familiar – alien’ in Bulgarian Language”, a joint project with the Russian Academy of Sciences.

2006 – 2008: Head of the international project “The Vision for the World in Bulgarian Proverbs”, a joint project with the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Membership in scientific organizations

Member of Ethnolinguistic Commission of the International Committee of Slavists
1996 up to now: member of the Foundation “Maxim Mladenov”

Participation in editorial committees

Proceedings of the Institute for Bulgarian Language (ISSN 0323-9934), Institute for Bulgarian Language “Prof. Lyubomir Andreychin”, 2014 up to now, member of the editorial board

Славянский мир в третьем тысячелетии, Институт славяноведение, РАН, ГАСК, Славянский фонд России (ISBN 978-7576-0234-9), 2015 up to now: member of the editorial board.

Сп. „Научный диалог“, Волгоград (ISSN 2227-1295): 2013 up to now: member of the editorial board

Publications

Monographs

Китанова, М. Стилистична функция на диалектизмите в съвременната художествена проза [Stylistic Functions of Dialectisms in Contemporary Fiction]. София, Изд. „Ето“, 2008. 125 с. ISBN 978-954-9859-41-6.

Китанова, М. Етнолингвистични етюди [Etudes Ethnolinguistique]. Велико Търново, Изд. „Знак’94“, 2010. 135 с. ISBN 954-8305-09-9.

Китанова, М. Свой за чуждите и чужд за своите [At Home Among Strangers]. Варна, LiterNet, 2012. 124 с. ISBN 948-954-304-396-5.

Колектив. Сакар. София, АИ „Проф. Марин Дринов“, 2002. ISBN 954-430-910-1/ 954-8458-17-9. Co-author, author of the section on “Dialects”, pp. 460 – 469.

Китанова, М. Род, семья и дом в болгарской культуре и языке [Kin, Family and Home in Bulgarian Culture and Language]. Saarbrücken: LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, 2015. 184 с. ISBN 978-3-659-70549-6

DICTIONARIES

Китанова, М., П. Легурска. Тематичен речник на термините на народния календар [Thematic Dictionary of Terms Associated with the Folk Calendar. Co-author with Palmira Legurska]. София, АИ „Проф. Марин Дринов“, 2008. 150 с. ISBN 978-954-322-079-3.

Легурска, П., Н. Павлова, М. Китанова. Човешкият живот – раждане, сватба, погребение. Тематичен речник на българската семейна обредност [Human Life – Birth, Wedding, Funeral. Thematic Dictionary of the Bulgarian Family Customs]. София, АИ „Проф. Марин Дринов“, 2012. 166 с. ISBN 9789543225484.

Leksykon aksjologiczny Słowian i ich sąsiadów [Axiological Lexicon of Slavs and their Neighbours]. Tom 1: DOM (pod redakcią Jerzego Bartmińskiego). Lublin, 2015, ISBN 978-83-7784-758-9. [Author of the section on Bulgarian: „Концептът ДОМ в българската езикова картина на света“ [The Concept of ‘home’ in the Bulgarian Language Picture of the World], s. 237 – 261.

ATLASES

Български диалектен атлас (Обобщаващ том). T. I: Фонетика [Bulgarian Dialect Atlas. Generalizing Volume. Vol. 1: Phonetics]. София, ИК „Труд“, 2001. ISBN 954-90344-1-0. Co-author (author of the maps 17, 82, 83, 94, 12; 96).