Университетско издателство "Неофит Рилски"

Заглавие: The Science of Language (A Handbook in General Linguistics)
Тематика: Български език с филологии
Автори: Ellie Boyadzhieva
ISBN: 978-954-00-0030-5
Цена: 8.20лв.
Страници: 216

The preparation of a manuscript is a solitary activity and the author alone is responsible for the text itself. However, in the case of this book there are many who helped me. First, I would like to thank those of my students whose interest kept me constantly on the alert in the years and whose questions encouraged me to seek conceivable answers. Second, I also owe a special thank-you to my colleagues for supporting and encouraging me to compile this text.

I would like to address special thanks to a couple of people without whose help this volume could not happen. I am very thankful to my colleague and friend Antoaneta Mihaylova, who was the first who ventured to read the draft of the manuscript, for her professional and inspiring critiques which encouraged me to go on with refining the conceptual framework and organizing the text accordingly. I am especially grateful to Dr. Yana Chankova for her time and effort to review several parts of the text and for her detailed comments on some controversial theoretical issues discussed in this text. Finally I want to express my deep gratitude to my husband who had the patience to live with me while I was working on the book...

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Ellie Boyadzhieva is Associate professor and the current Head of the Department of Germanic and Romance Studies at the South-West University "Neofit Rilsky" in Blagoevgrad. Having graduated in Slavic philology with major Czech language and literature and English language as minor from St. Kliment Ohridsky University of Sofia, she speaks fluently four languages: Bulgarian, Czech, Russian and English. At present she teaches courses on General linguistics, Text linguistics, Semantics, English morphology and syntax and Cultural studies. She is a member and former President of the Bulgarian English Teachers' Association (BETA) and a member of the International Association of the Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL). Her research interests and publications include intercultural pragmatics, sociolinguistics, applied linguistics, second language acquisition and the interrelation between culture and language, as well as the influence of culture on the educational systems in different socio-cultural environments.

The present volume is a result of her experience as a lecturer in general linguistics at the New Bulgarian University (1992 - 1998) and delivering lectures in the course Introduction to General Linguistics at the South-West University of Blagoevgrad since 2000 to present day.