AKSELA LAZAROVA LABORATORY OF APPLIED LINGUISTICS (LABLING) at Konstantin Preslavsky University of Shumen
1. About LABLING
LABLING was founded with the aim to provide a discussion forum and support the cooperation between researchers working in different fields of study, including corpus linguistics, computational linguistics, communication analysis, speech research (colloquial and child speech as norm and pathology), bilingualism, psycholinguistics, theory and practice of literary languages, political and media discourse. LABLING team involves scholars, university lecturers and doctoral students from different faculties of Shumen University, who are specialists in linguistics, computer studies, and speech therapy.
Our Laboratory works in close cooperation with the Institute of Information and communication Technologies at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. We have contacts with the Commissions for Slavic literary languages and medialinguistics at the Slavists International committee. We have collaborated in several international projects with Zentrum fur Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft (ZAS) in Berlin. The laboratory has a contract with the Institute for Phonetics and Speech Pathology, and Life Activities Advancement Center in Belgrade, Serbia. University students’ Linguistic Club was founded in 2019 as part of the Laboratory of Applied Linguistics. Each of its members works on their own research project. Projects' results are presented at national and international forums and publications.
The Laboratory regularly organises seminars and workshops which are given by prominent researchers from the Institute of Information and communication Technologies at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and from Sofia University. We plan further cooperation with these institutions aimed at participating in various research projects in different areas of study.
The Laboratory took part in the following research projects:
Members of LABLING are part of the organising committee of annual international forums, such as Cognitive Modeling in Linguistics (CML), Speech and Computer (SPECOM), Fundamental and Applied Aspects of Speech and Language (Belgrade, Serbia)..
2. Laboratory resources
The laboratory has at its disposal linguistic archives for onomastics, dialectology, colloquial speech, and child language. One the researchers’ primary aims is to increase the existing online corpora, and create new databases of linguistic resources.
The laboratory is well equipped with computer technology, dictaphones, and software for speech processing.