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Dr Geri Popova

Staff details

PositionLecturer in Linguistics
Email g.popova (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone+44 (0)20 7919 7437

Academic qualifications

  • MA in English Language and Literature, Sofia University, Bulgaria, 1995
  • PhD University of Essex, UK, 2006

Prior to joining Goldsmiths in 2007, Dr Geri Popova was a Lecturer at Sofia University 1996 – 2000; Visiting Lecturer at Middlesex University 2003-2007; Associate Lecturer at The Open University 2003 – 2007; and Visiting Lecturer at King’s College London October 2005 – January 2006.

Teaching

Geri teaches on the core courses and two option modules of the MA in Sociocultural Linguistics/MA in Multilingualism, Linguistics and Education. Geri also teaches and convenes the BA courses Introduction to the Study of Language and Words: Meaning and Contexts of Use.

 

Research Interests

My research to date has been mostly in theoretical linguistics, focusing on morphology and lexical semantics. I have been particularly interested in the category of verbal aspect. I am working currently on multiword constructions – their canonical and non-canonical properties. I am also interested in how data from language acquisition can help understand linguistic phenomena (for example periphrases).  I have worked extensively as a translator and interpreter and this relates to an interest in texts and discourse analysis.

Publications

Edited Book

Fuzzy Grammar: A Reader
Popova, Gergana; Aarts, Bas; Denison, David and Keizer, Evelien, eds. 2004. Fuzzy Grammar: A Reader. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0199262571

Edited Journal

Proceedings of the York-Essex Morphology Meeting 2
Otoguro, Ryo; Popova, Gergana and Spencer, Andrew, eds. 2005. Proceedings of the York-Essex Morphology Meeting 2, Essex Research Reports in Linguistics. Departmenty of Language and Linguistics, .

Book Section

‘Periphrasis and Inflection’
Popova, Gergana and Spencer, Andrew. 2015. ‘Periphrasis and Inflection’. In: Matthew Baerman, ed. The Oxford Handbook of Inflection. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 197-232. ISBN 978-0199591428

‘Integrating Nominalisations into a (Generalised) Paradigm Function Model of Morphology’
Popova, Gergana. 2005. ‘Integrating Nominalisations into a (Generalised) Paradigm Function Model of Morphology’. In: Gergana Popova; Ryo Otoguro and Andrew Spencer, eds. Essex Research Reports in Linguistics 47. Department of Language and Linguistics. University of Essex.

‘The Nature of Grammatical Categories and Their Representation’
Popova, Gergana; Aarts, Bas; Denison, David and Keizer, Evelien. 2004. ‘The Nature of Grammatical Categories and Their Representation’. In: Gergana Popova; Bas Aarts; David Denison and Evelien Keizer, eds. Fuzzy Grammar: A Reader. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 1-28. ISBN 978-0199262571

‘An HPSG-based Syntactic Treebank of Bulgarian (BulTreeBank)’
Popova, Gergana; Simov, Kiril and Osenova, Petya. 2002. ‘An HPSG-based Syntactic Treebank of Bulgarian (BulTreeBank)’. In: Anthony McEnery; Paul Rayson and Andrew Wilson, eds. A Rainbow of corpora: Corpus Linguistics and the Languages of the world. Munich: Lincom Europa, pp. 135-142. ISBN 978-3895868726

Article

Constructions, grammatical status and morphologization
Popova, Gergana. 2017. Constructions, grammatical status and morphologization. Studies in Language, 41(1), ISSN 0378-4177

Bulgarian Aspect in Paradigm-Function Morphology
Popova, Gergana. 2004. Bulgarian Aspect in Paradigm-Function Morphology. York Papers in Linguistics, 2(2), pp. 79-92. ISSN 1758-0315

Conference or Workshop Item

Inflected and periphrastic features: issues of comparison and modelling
Popova, Gergana. 2016. 'Inflected and periphrastic features: issues of comparison and modelling'. In: Tenth Mediterranean Morphology Meeting (MMM10). Haifa, Israel 7-10 September 2015.

Thesis

Aspect In the Morphological Paradigm
Popova, Gergana. 2006. Aspect In the Morphological Paradigm. Doctoral thesis, Goldsmiths, University of London