Mila Dimitrova-Vulchanova

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Until recently the accepted view in the linguistic tradition at large has been that lexical verbs uniquely determine the properties of the structures they project in syntax, and that this property of verbs can be captured, modulo framework, as subcategorization frames, argument frames or verb valence. Recent work in the interface of conceptual structure(More)
This paper investigates the impact of geometrical and non-geometrical features on the use of the lexical concepts NEAR and FAR in English and Finnish. Participants’ acceptability ratings for these concepts demonstrate that a bar in between a Figure and a Ground acts as a scale-setting object but not as a distance enhancing barrier, shows that the influence(More)
This paper sheds new light on the left periphery of subjunctive clauses in Balkan languages by comparing the sentential complements to verbs in two groups: Romance versus Slavic Balkan. The tests indicate a systematic contrast in the organization of the complementizer field, with consequences for deeper cross-linguistic variation. The micro-parameter(More)
Most personal pronouns have one entry in the mental lexicon, but they can have different referents depending on the context they appear in. They are sometimes fairly ambiguous. There is also evidence that pronoun resolution is impaired in many developmental deficits. Children have to learn how to find the intended referent, but we do not know much about how(More)
The paper presents a computational analysis of the results from a sorting task with motion verbs in Norwegian. The sorting behavior of humans rests on the features they use when they compare two or more words. We investigate what these features are and how differential each feature may be in sorting. The key rationale for our method of analysis is the(More)
In this paper we will develop a formal conceptual model of how the path in a motion situation interacts with the semantic analysis of so called ‘motion shape verbs’ like ‘wackeln’ (‘wobble’), a subclass of the so called ‘manner of motion verbs’. Central to this model will be the distinction between two concepts of motion: translational motion and(More)
The difficulties experienced by autistic individuals with regard to communication and language are widely known and well documented. Individuals with High functioning autism (ASD) are distinguished by relative preservation of linguistic and cognitive skills. However, problems with pragmatic language skills have been consistently reported across the autistic(More)
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