Issue 1-2/2009



THE THEME OF THIS ISSUE:

he Life of Language









CONTENTS
Corner Stones of the History

590 Years after the Publik Speech of Metropolitan Gregorius Tsamblak at the Council of Constance page 7
GREGORIUS TSAMBLAK
Eulogy for the Reverend Fathers
page 9
DIMITAR KENANOV
The Council of Constance, the Union and Metropolitan Gregorius Tsamblak
page 13

Theme of This Issue: he Life of Language

he Life of Language page 24
MIHAIL VIDENOV
The City, Its Language and Modern Times
page 26
ANGEL G. ANGELOV
Linguistic Rights and Language Situation in Bulgaria and Some Nighbour Countries
page 32
BOIAN VALTCHEV
Language and the City
page 45
ELKA DOBREVA
The opposition town village
page 70
KRASIMIRA ALEKSOVA
On the Methods of Analysis of Speech Variation Applied in Bulgarian Sociolinguistics and on the Necessity of Combining the Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches of Assessment in Its Research
page 79
KATYA GROZEVA ISSA
Directions of the Diglossia in a Mixed Region in the South East of Bulgaria
page 106
ILINA NACHEVA
Lexicographic Observations on the Meaning of the Word Politician
page 125

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KIRIL DIMCHEV
Language Functions and Functions of Bulgarian Language Teaching
page 142
RASIMIRA LEVA
One European Concept in Bulgarian Cultural Anthropological Discourse: The Danube River
page 153
KIRIL POPOV
Autoidentification and Art-Metisage in the Works of Rumen Stoyanov
page 158
MARGARITA SIMEONOVA
Madness as a Lingual-Cultural Phenomenon
page 173

Book Review

About . from Konstantin Popov (The whole text only in Bulgarian) page 184
About from Maya Veleva (The whole text only in Bulgarian) page 186
About ( . ) from Vanya Yancheva (The whole text only in Bulgarian) page 189
About from Dimitar Kenanov (The whole text only in Bulgarian) page 192

Chronicles

Bulgarian Studies in the Atmosphere of art nouveau: an International Conference in Szeged page 195
Jubilee Conference in Blagoevgrad page 199

In memoriam

Petar Pashov (19312009) page 200

About the Autors