Editorships and professional offices:
1995-97 Appointed as a Co-editor (with Prof. Gordon G. Globus, M.D., University of California, Irvine) of the newly established interdisciplinary academic book Series “Advances in Consciousness Research” (published by John Benjamins, Amsterdam & Philadelphia, The Netherlands). During this period nine volumes were published and are available;
as a Member of the Editorial Board of the journal “Continental Philosophy
Review: An International Philosophical Quarterly” (previously “Man and World”,
published by Kluwer Academic Publishers,
1998- Appointed as the Editor of the interdisciplinary academic book Series “Advances in Consciousness Research” (published by John Benjamins, Amsterdam & Philadelphia, The Netherlands). Series in progress: seventy volumes published and available; three forthcoming;
2000-4 Appointed as a Member
of the Advisory Editorial Board of the journal “Consciousness and Emotion”
(published by John Benjamins,
2003- Appointed as a Member
of the Advisory Editorial Board of the book Series “Studies in Pragmatics”
(published by Elsevier,
2005- Appointed as a Member
of the Advisory Editorial Board of the academic book Series “Consciousness and
Emotion” (published by John Benjamins,
1988 — Organizer of the International Conference on “Models of Meaning”,
1989 — Organizing secretary of the XXIIth Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea,
1989-90 Organizer of the Seminar on “Models of Meaning” at the Institute of the Bulgarian Language with invited speakers. One-week seminars were realized with the following professors: Prof. Henk Verkuyl from the University of Utrecht, The Netherlands; Prof. Eve Sweetser from the University of California, Berkeley; Prof. Johannes Engelkamp from the University of Saarland, Germany; Prof. Eugene Casad, Summer Institute of Linguistics, Tucson, AZ; Prof. Roland Harweg from Ruhr University, Germany; and Prof. Colin Martindale from the University of Maine;
May 1990 — Organizer of an International Symposium on “Models of Meaning in the Cognitive Sciences” which took place at the Institute of the Bulgarian Language, Sofia, with seven invited professors;
August 1990 — Organizer of a Workshop on “Experience, Consciousness, and Meaning” during the International Congress commemorating the 100th anniversary from the publication of William James' Principles of Psychology held at the Free University, Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, August 13-17, 1990 (with seven invited speakers);
September 12-15, 1995 — Organizer of the
International Symposium on “Language and Consciousness”,
August 17, 1998 — Co-organizer (with Earl R. Mac Cormac, Duke University) of the Plenary Panel Discussion on “Metaphors of Consciousness” during the Inaugural Conference of the Society for Multidisciplinary Studies of Consciousness, August 17-18, 1998, San Francisco, California;
May 25-28, 1999 – Member of the Organizing Committee of the
International Conference “Toward a Science of Consciousness: Fundamental
July 05-08, 2000 — Primary co-organizer (with Vittorio Gallese,
August 7-11, 2001 – Member of the Organizing Committee of the
International Conference “Toward a Science of Consciousness: Consciousness and
Its Place in Nature”,
March 29-April 01, 2003 – Co-organizer of the International Workshop on
“Body Image and Body Schema: (Neuro)phenomenological, (neuro)psychoanalytical
and neuroscientific perspectives”,
August 17-20, 2005 – Member of the Organizing
Committee of the International Conference “Toward a Science of Consciousness:
Methodological and Conceptual Issues”,
September 7-10, 2005 – Member of the Scientific
Committee for the 38th Annual Meeting of Societas Linguistica
July 23-26, 2007 – Member of the Program Committee
of the International Conference “Toward a Science of Consciousness: Brain,
Management of international research projects:
2006-08 Scientific coordinator on behalf of NBU of the STReP research project on “Development of Human-Computer Monitoring and Feedback Systems for the Purposes of Studying Cognition and Translation (EYE-to-IT)” (FP6-517590) for the Program Future and Emerging Technologies (FET), Priority II Information Society Technologies (IST) under the auspices of the 6th Framework Programme of the European Commission;
2007-11 National delegate (coordinator) for
European Society for the History of the Human Sciences: 1987- ;
Societas Linguistica Europaea: 1989- ;
International Pragmatics Association: 1989- ;
International Association for Cognitive Linguistics: 1991-1992;
Bulgarian Cognitive Science Society: 1991- ;
International Association for Dialogue Analysis: 1991- ;
Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness: 1998- ;
Cognitive Neuroscience Society: 2001.
List of publications:
A. Books, monographs and collective volumes:
1. (ed.) Current Advances in Semantic Theory. (Selected Papers from the
International Symposium on “Models of Meaning”, September 25-28, 1988, Varna)
(Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, Vol. 73).
Translation: into Malay by Rusli Abd. Ghani, Kuala Lumpur: Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, 1998;
2. Ïðîáëåìè íà çíà÷åíèåòî â
ñóáåêòèâíàòà ñåìàíòèêà (Problems of
Meaning in Subjective Semantics).
3. (co-ed. with Earl R. Mac Cormac) Fractals of Brain, Fractals of Mind: In
search of a symmetry bond. (Advances in Consciousness Research, Vol. 7).
4. (ed.) Language Structure, Discourse and the Access to Consciousness.
(Advances in Consciousness Research, Vol. 12).
5. (co-ed. with
Vittorio Gallese) Mirror Neurons and the
Evolution of Brain and Language (Advances in Consciousness Research, Vol.
6. (co-author with Stefana Dimitrova, Moni Almaleh and Snezhina Karagyozova) Åçèê è ìàíòàëèòåò (Language and National Mentality). Sofia: Voenno izdatelstvo, 2004;
7. (co-author with
Stefana Dimitrova et al.) Íà÷èíè çà ïðåäñòàâÿíå íà ñóáåêòà â åçèêà (Ways of Self-Presentation in Language). In Stefana Dimitrova (ed.) Åçèê è èäèîëåêò (Language and Idiolect).
B. Articles and discussion articles published after 2000:
1. “Language Structure and the
Structure of Consciousness: Can one find a ‘common denominator’ between them?”.
In Varieties and Dimensions of Conscious
Experience, ed. by Paavo Pylkkänen & Tere Vaden.
1. “The Problem of the Representation
and Interpretation of the Subject in Dialogic Interaction”. In Stefana Dimitrova et al. (eds), Text Pragmatics.
3. “On Focus and Fringe in Explicit
Mental Processing”. In Kunio Yasue, Mari Jibu & Tarcisio della Senta (eds), No Matter, Never Mind: Toward the Science
of Consciousness — Fundamental Approaches.
4. “Editors’ Introduction”. In Maxim
Stamenov & Vittorio Gallese (eds),
Mirror Neurons and the Evolution of Brain and Language.
5. “What Makes Mirror Neurons and
Human Language Faculty Unique?”. In Maxim Stamenov & Vittorio Gallese (eds), Mirror Neurons and the Evolution of Brain
6. “Quo Vadis, Pragmatics? Alternative conceptions in making sense of a heterogeneous discipline“. Journal of Pragmatics, 2003, 35(2): 263-297;
7. “Language and Self-Consciousness:
Modes of self-presentation in language structure”. In Tilo Kircher &
Anthony David (Eds.), The Self in
Neuroscience and Psychiatry.
8. [Co-authored with David Popivanov, Armina Janyan and Elena Andonova] “Common Dynamic Properties of Biosignals During Cognition: Self-similarity and chaotic dynamics of both response times and EEG during movement imagery”. Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences, 2003, 7(4): 315-328.
9. “The Fate of Turkish Loan Words in the Bulgarian Language as a Mirror of Some Specific Traits in the National Mentality”. In Stefana Dimitrova et al., Language and National Mentality. Sofia: Voenno izdatelstvo, 2004 (In Bulgarian), pp. 73-139;
10. “Ambivalence as a Dialogic Frame of
Emotions in Conflict”. In Edda Weigand &
Jörg Bollow (Eds.), Emotions and
Language: Advances in the complex.
11. “The Rheomode of
Language of David Bohm as a Way to Re-construct the Access to Physical
Reality”. In Gordon Globus, Karl Pribram & Giuseppe Vitiello (Eds.), Brain and Being.
12. “Body Schema, Body
Image, and Mirror Neurons”. In Helena De Preester
& Veroniek Knockaert (Eds.), Body
Image and Body Schema.
13. “Ambivalente Aspekte des assertiven sozialen Verhaltens, ausgedrückt durch türkische Lehnwörter im Bulgarischen”. In Finis Coronat Opus: Festschrift für Walter Kroll zum 65. Geburtstag, Hg. Volker Bockholt, Matthias Freise, Werner Lehfeldt und Peter Meyer. Göttingen: Universitätsverlag Göttingen, 2006, S. 231-253;
14. Shibatani, Masyaoshi (ed.). 2002. The Grammar of Causation and Interpersonal Manipulation. A discussion review article in Studies in Language, 2007, 31(1), 207-224;
15. Ãðàìàòèêàòà íà êîíñòðóêöèèòå êàòî àëòåðíàòèâà çà îïèñàíèå íà îòíîøåíèÿòà ìåæäó ñèíòàêñèñ è ñåìàíòèêà â ãðàìàòèêàòà è â ëåêñèêîíà. ×àñò ²: Îñíîâíè èäåè. Áúëãàðñêè åçèê, 2006, ò. LIII, êí. 4, 81-93;
16. Ãðàìàòèêàòà íà êîíñòðóêöèèòå êàòî àëòåðíàòèâà çà îïèñàíèå íà îòíîøåíèÿòà ìåæäó ñèíòàêñèñ è ñåìàíòèêà â ãðàìàòèêàòà è â ëåêñèêîíà. ×àñò ²²: Ãëàãîëè è êîíñòðóêöèè. Áúëãàðñêè åçèê, 2007, ò. LIV, êí. 1 ñòð. 50-62;
17. “Attention and
Language”. In Handbook of Pragmatics 2007
ed. by Jeff Verschueren et al.
18. Ãðàìàòèêàòà íà êîíñòðóêöèèòå êàòî àëòåðíàòèâà çà îïèñàíèå íà îòíîøåíèÿòà ìåæäó ñèíòàêñèñ è ñåìàíòèêà â ãðàìàòèêàòà è â ëåêñèêîíà ×àñò ²²I: Êîíñòðóêöèè è ðå÷åâà äåéíîñò. Áúëãàðñêè åçèê 2007, ò. LIV, êí. 4;
19. “Language is in principle inaccessible to consciousness. But why?”. In Jordan Zlatev &
Richard Menary (eds.) Language and Consciousness, a special issue of Journal
of Consciousness Studies,
20. “Can pejoratives help make
the difference between East, West and Southeast in