Assoc. Prof. Elena Andonova, DSc
Assoc. Prof. Elena Andonova, PhD works in the interdisciplinary field of cognitive science. Graduated from Sofia University with a Major in English Studies and after that she defended her PhD in Linguistics at Cardiff University, Wales, in 1999. From 1990 to 1994 she worked as a tutor at Atlantic College, UK, and then began working in the Department of Cognitive Science and Psychology at New Bulgarian University. From 2005 to 2010 she worked at the University of Bremen, Germany. Her main academic research interests and contributions are in three research fields:
(а) psycholinguistics, including interlanguage comparisons of language information processing;
(b) spatial knowledge and communication;
(c) Childhood Language Acquisition;
Elena Andonova is engaged in fifteen research projects as lead researcher, consultant or international partner. She has participated in dozens of research conferences and has authored more than forty publications, including ten papers published in international peer-reviewed journals.
Her main research interests are in the field of: Psycholinguistics, Spatial Cognition and Communication, Language Learning, Dialogue, Bilinguals’ Linguistic Information Processing, Crosslinguistic Comparisons, Cognitive Linguistics.
Her additional research interests are in the field of: Discourse Analysis, Social Psychology of Language and Communication, Language Disorders, etc.
Her expertise is in the field of: Psychology and Language/Communication, Bilingualism, Childhood Language Development, Spatial Knowledge and Skills.
Her teaching interests are in the field of: Psycholinguistics, Spatial Cognition and Communication, Language Acquisition, Dialogue, Bilinguals’ Processing of Linguistic Information, Crosslinguistic Comparisons, Cognitive Linguistics; Life-Cycle Psychology; Clinical Linguistics.
Social activity: Member of the International Society of Cognitive Science
Assoc. Prof. Elena Andonova participates in a number of international projects and has numerous publications in both Bulgarian and international specialized media.