- 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.
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.
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.
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, .
Bowie, Jill and Popova, Gergana. 2019. Grammar and Discourse. In: Bas Aarts; Jill Bowie and Gergana Popova, eds. The Oxford Handbook of English Grammar. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780198755104
Pansegrau, Petra and Popova, Gergana. 2018. Framing Science: Discourses and Representations in UK and Germany. In: Martin Bauer; Petra Pansergrau and Rajesh Shukla, eds. The Cultural Authority of Science: Comparing Across Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas. London: Routledge, pp. 105-121. ISBN 9781138059924
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.
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
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
Popova, Gergana. 2017. Constructions, grammatical status and morphologization. Studies in Language, 41(1), pp. 1-32. ISSN 0378-4177
Conference or Workshop Item
Popova, Gergana. 2016. 'Inflected and periphrastic features: issues of comparison and modelling'. In: Tenth Mediterranean Morphology Meeting (MMM10). Haifa, Israel 7-10 September 2015.