Ekaterina Tarpomanova


Evidential strategies and grammatical marking in clauses governed by verba dicendi in Bulgarian
Ekaterina Tarpomanova | Krasimira Aleksova
Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Computational Linguistics in Bulgaria (CLIB 2022)

Thе study explores the interaction between the participants in the communication process with respect to their knowledge about the situation presented in the utterance when transforming direct into indirect speech using a verbum dicendi. The speaker has a choice between firsthand (indicative tenses) which by definition denotes a witnessed situation and non-firsthand which presents the situation as non-witnessed. The interplay between the grammatical marking and the speaker’s evidential strategy is analyzed by applying a corpus method. The data of the Bulgarian National Corpus are used to detect the preferences for a given strategy considering also the grammatical person which indicates the level of knowledge of the communicants about the situation: the 1st person shows the strong knowledge of the speaker, the 2nd person is related to the strong knowledge of the listener, and the 3rd person is associated with a weak knowledge of both participants. Illustrative examples representative for a given situation are extracted from the corpus and subjected to a context analysis.


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Syntactic and morphological features after verbs of perception: Bulgarian in Balkan context
Ekaterina Tarpomanova
Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Computational Linguistics in Bulgaria (CLIB 2020)

The paper analyses the types of constructions that express a subordinate event after a verb of perception in the languages of the Balkan Sprachbund. The subordinate clauses that may follow a verb of perception are a result of common historical processes in Bulgarian, Albanian, Romanian and Greek: the substitution of infinitive by subjunctive and the neutralization of modal and declarative conjunctions after verbs of perception. Additionally, in Albanian and Romanian among the non-finite verbal forms gerund may be found after perception verbs. For the analysed syntactic structures in Bulgarian a corpus approach is further applied in order to support the linguistic analysis with quantitative data.


Coping with Derivation in the Bulgarian Wordnet
Tsvetana Dimitrova | Ekaterina Tarpomanova | Borislav Rizov
Proceedings of the Seventh Global Wordnet Conference


Application of Clause Alignment for Statistical Machine Translation
Svetla Koeva | Svetlozara Leseva | Ivelina Stoyanova | Rositsa Dekova | Angel Genov | Borislav Rizov | Tsvetana Dimitrova | Ekaterina Tarpomanova | Hristina Kukova
Proceedings of the Sixth Workshop on Syntax, Semantics and Structure in Statistical Translation