Name and title: Dr. Snezha Tsoneva-Mathewson


Any additional position: Senior Lecturer


E-mail: sttm96 [at]


Research interests: Cognitive Linguistics, Historical Linguistics


Subjects taught:

BA Courses:

MA Courses:

  • Cognitive Linguitics




  • "The Semantics of the Preposition 'with' across Frameworks." Cross-linguistic Interaction: Translation, Contrastive and Cognitive Studies: Liber Amicorum in Honour of Professor Bistra Alexieva, published on the occasion of her eightieth birthday. Ed. Diana Yankova. Sofia: St. Kliment Ohrisdki University Press, 2014. 511-521. Print.

  • "Can Cognitive Linguistics Help in Teaching Prepositions?" Чуждоезиковото обучение в контекста на интеркултурната комуникация. Велико Търново: Издателство ИВИС, 2014. 198-207. Print.

  • "The semantic map of intransitive property predication in Bulgarian and Russian." Paisii Hilendarski University of Plovdiv Research Papers – Languages and Literature. Plovdiv: Plovdiv University Press, 2013, Vol. 51, Book 1, Part B, 23-32. Print.

  • "Polysemy of the Bulgarian Preposition 'na'". Paisii Hilendarski University of Plovdiv Research Papers – Languages and Literature. Plovdiv: Plovdiv University Press, 2012, Vol. 50, Book 1, Part B, 152-159. Print.

  • "Colour Predication in Russian and Bulgarian." Boundaries, Boundary Crossing, Cross-boundary Transfer: Proceedings of the 2007 BSBS and BASA Annual Conference. eds. Vladimir Trendafilov and Irena Vassileva. Blagoevgrad: South-Western University Neofit Rilski Philological Faculty. 2009. 364-380. Print.

  • "Cognitive Linguistics." Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems. Oxford: EOLLS Publishers, 2004. On-line.

  • "Bydeshteto v starobylgarskiya ezik i teoriyata za prototipite" (The future in Old Bulgarian and ptototype theory). Sypostavitelno ezikoznanie (Contrastive Linguistics) XXIV, 4. Sofia: St. Kliment Ohridski University Press, 1999. 82-96. Print.

  • "How the Camel Got Its .Hump: Bringing Literature Back into the ESL Classroom." TESOL Arabia '98. Conference Proceedings, vol. 3. 1999.

  • "The Symbiosis of Choice and Control: Toward a discourse-based account of CAN. (co-authored with A. He) Journal of Pragmatics 1998. 615-637

  • "CAN: The Symbiosis of Choice and Control. He, A.W. Reconstructing Institutions. Language Use in Academic Counseling Encounters." Greenwich, CT and London, UK: Ablex, 1998.

  • "Elizaveta Karamihailova : Bulgarian pioneer of radioactivity" . Rayner-Canham, M. F and Rayner-Canham, G. A devotion to science: pioneer women in radioactivity. Philadelphia : Chemical Heritage Foundation ; Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, 1997

  • Language and Gender. Curriculum Agenda on Women, Women's Awareness Project: Issues and Accomplishments. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Women's Studies Program #6518, 1996

  • "Elision of final -e in repetitive pairs of the type far and wide, whole and sound, etc. " Late Old English and Early Middle English Texts. Scientific works, vol. 29, 1. Plovdiv: Philology, Plovdiv University Paissii Hilendarski.





  • Честър Хаймз 'От Любов към Имабел' Издателство 'Христо Г. Данов', 1986

  • A Culture at Cossroads, Lettera Publishers, 2009

  • The Cultural Diversity of Bulgaria. Lettera Publishers, 2012





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Membership in Academic and Professional Institutions, Bodies and Organizations:

  • Bulgarian Society of English Studies



Awards and Fellowships:

  • Arts and Humanities Research Council Award, UK, Sept 2003 - Sept 2005

  • Russel Trust Award, St. Andrews University, Scotland, 2003

  • Runner-up, Gray Prize, St. Andrews University, Scotland, 2003

  • Post-Graduate Award, School of Modern Languages, St. Andrews University, 2002

  • Fulbright scholarship, USA, January 1993 - January 1995.

  • Travel Grant TESOL Conference, Baltimore, March 1994