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Maxim I. Stamenov




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;

1996- Appointed 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, Dordrecht, The Netherlands);

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;

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2000-4 Appointed as a Member of the Advisory Editorial Board of the journal Consciousness and Emotion (published by John Benjamins, Amsterdam, The Netherlands);

2003- Appointed as a Member of the Advisory Editorial Board of the book Series Studies in Pragmatics (published by Elsevier, Oxford, UK);

2005- Appointed as a Member of the Advisory Editorial Board of the academic book Series Consciousness and Emotion (published by John Benjamins, Amsterdam, The Netherlands).

 

 

Professional activities:

 

September 25-28, 1988 Organizer of the International Conference on Models of Meaning, Varna, Bulgaria (123 participants from 18 countries);

September 12-16, 1989 Organizing secretary of the XXIIth Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea, Varna, Bulgaria;

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, Varna, Bulgaria (62 participants from 13 countries);

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 approaches, Tokyo, Japan;

July 05-08, 2000 Primary co-organizer (with Vittorio Gallese, University of Parma) of the International Conference on Mirror Neurons and the Evolution of Brain and Language, Hanse Institute for Advanced Study, Delmenhorst, Germany;

August 7-11, 2001 Member of the Organizing Committee of the International Conference Toward a Science of Consciousness: Consciousness and Its Place in Nature, Skövde, Sweden;

March 29-April 01, 2003 Co-organizer of the International Workshop on Body Image and Body Schema: (Neuro)phenomenological, (neuro)psychoanalytical and neuroscientific perspectives, University of Gent, Gent, Belgium;

August 17-20, 2005 Member of the Organizing Committee of the International Conference Toward a Science of Consciousness: Methodological and Conceptual Issues, Copenhagen, Denmark;

September 7-10, 2005 Member of the Scientific Committee for the 38th Annual Meeting of Societas Linguistica Europea, Valencia, Spain;

July 23-26, 2007 Member of the Program Committee of the International Conference Toward a Science of Consciousness: Brain, embodiment, experience, Budapest, Hungary.

 

 

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 Bulgaria in the European Cooperation in the field of Scientific and Technological Research (COST) action programme of EU BM0605 on Consciousness: A Transdisciplinary, Integrated Approach.

 

Professional memberships:

 

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). Amsterdam & Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 1992. xii+565 pp. ISBN 90-272-3571-6 (Eur.) / 1-55619-129-4 (US);

Translation: into Malay by Rusli Abd. Ghani, Kuala Lumpur: Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, 1998;

2. (Problems of Meaning in Subjective Semantics). Sofia: Sofia University Press, 1993. 265 pp.;

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). Amsterdam & Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 1996. x+359 pp.; ISBN 90-272-5127-4 (Eur.) / 1-55619-187-1 (US);

4. (ed.) Language Structure, Discourse and the Access to Consciousness. (Advances in Consciousness Research, Vol. 12). Amsterdam & Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 1997. xii+363 pp. ISBN 90-272-51320 (Eur.) / 1-55619-192-8 (US);

5. (co-ed. with Vittorio Gallese) Mirror Neurons and the Evolution of Brain and Language (Advances in Consciousness Research, Vol. 42). Amsterdam & Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 2002. vii+390 pp. ISBN 80-272-5166-5 (Eur) / 1-58811-242-X (US).

6. (co-author with Stefana Dimitrova, Moni Almaleh and Snezhina Karagyozova) (Language and National Mentality). Sofia: Voenno izdatelstvo, 2004;

7. (co-author with Stefana Dimitrova et al.) (Ways of Self-Presentation in Language). In Stefana Dimitrova (ed.) (Language and Idiolect). Sofia: Voenno izdatelstvo, 2007, pp. 31-89.

 

 

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. Amsterdam & Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 2001, pp. 45-70;

1. The Problem of the Representation and Interpretation of the Subject in Dialogic Interaction. In Stefana Dimitrova et al. (eds), Text Pragmatics. Sofia: BAS Press, 2001, pp. 53-82 (in Bulgarian);

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. Amsterdam & Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 2002, pp. 157-165;

4. Editors Introduction. In Maxim Stamenov & Vittorio Gallese (eds), Mirror Neurons and the Evolution of Brain and Language. Amsterdam & Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 2002, pp. 1-10;

5. What Makes Mirror Neurons and Human Language Faculty Unique?. In Maxim Stamenov & Vittorio Gallese (eds), Mirror Neurons and the Evolution of Brain and Language. Amsterdam & Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 2002, pp. 249-271;

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. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003, pp. 76-104;

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. Amsterdam & Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 2004, pp. 183-208;

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. Amsterdam & Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 2004, pp. 149-166;

12. Body Schema, Body Image, and Mirror Neurons. In Helena De Preester & Veroniek Knockaert (Eds.), Body Image and Body Schema. Amsterdam & Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 2005, pp. 21-43;

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;

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17. Attention and Language. In Handbook of Pragmatics 2007 ed. by Jeff Verschueren et al. Amsterdam & Philadelphia: John Benjamins, pp. 1-23;

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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, 2008, in preparation.

20. Can pejoratives help make the difference between East, West and Southeast in Europe?. In Christian Voss (ed.) Europe and the Slavic World, Berlin, Humboldt Universität, submitted.