Lidiya SHAMOVA - Tokyo College
Visiting Scholar


Affiliation Paisii Hilendarski University of Plovdiv Research interests Bilingualism, Intercultural communication, Interdisciplinary science (Linguistics, Medicine, Music), Bilingual Brain, Cultural Heritage, Translation studies, Catalonia Period of stay 21 November 2022 - 20 November 2024 Website
01 Description of Research

My dissertation was related to language interference, based on historical and cultural processes in a bilingual community. It also includes studies of the findings of structural and functional changes in a bilingual human brain. Therefore, I was passionate about continuing with interdisciplinary research. The new direction of my scientific interest is in the field of humanities, which is related to an interdisciplinary study of linguistics and music. The idea came from the findings of the well-known linguists Noam Chomsky and Ferdinand de Saussaure. And it was inspired by the contemporary composers Ludovico Einaudi and Yiruma. The research is based on the representation of unidimentional, bidimentional and multidimentional lexical fields with music signs. The lexical and morpheme structure of the Japanese language and the lexical structure of  Spanish and Bulgarian are a good basis for parallel trilingual interdisciplinary research. However, more languages can be used as well. The results of this type of research might find applications in modern linguoculturology and linguodidactics; in various fields of musicology, pedagogical practice, music production and text writing; in medical and psychological therapy.

02 Short Biography

2022– JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow, Tokyo College, The University of Tokyo

2019–22 Philology Specialist, University centre for young scholars, PhD candidates, and post-doctoral researchers, Paisii Hilendarski University of Plovdiv

2016–22 Lecturer, Centre for Languages and Intercultural communication, Paisii Hilendarski University of Plovdiv

2014–22 Assistant Professor, Faculty of Philosophy and History, Paisii Hilendarski University of Plovdiv

2020 PhD in Philology – Bilingualism in Catalonia, Paisii Hilendarski University of Plovdiv

2018 International fellow, Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia, Moscow

2014 MA in Applied linguistics of Contemporary Spanish language, Paisii Hilendarski University of Plovdiv

2010 BA in Slavic Philology, Universitat de Barcelona

03 Publications and Other Research Activities

Shamova L., Bulgarova B. Attitude and Stance in Discourse in a Bilingual Community. The Case of Present-Day Sociolinguistic Situation in Catalonia, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, p.402–423, UK, February 2022.

Shamova L., Delev D. Survey based sociolinguistic research for foreign language domination in the population of Bulgaria with accent on Spanish and Catalan, Scientific works of the Union of Scientists in Bulgaria – Plovdiv. Series А. Public sciences, art and culture. Vol. V, p.72–76, Plovdiv, October 2019.

Bulgarova B.A., Bragina M.A., Bondareva V.V., Zetkina A.V., Zolotykh E.A., Shamova L.D. Mobile technologies, information and communication technologies in the teaching of foreign languages and cultures, 10th International Conference “Science and Technology”, SCIEURO, p.81–90, London, October 2018.

Shamova L, Kanchev I., Delev D. The Bilingual Brain – A Review, Paisii Hilendarski University of Plovdiv – Bulgaria Research Papers, Vol. 55, Book 1, Part В – Languages and Literature, p.7–19, Plovdiv, October 2017.

Shamova L. Catalan elements in the contemporary Spanish language, Paisii Hilendarski University of Plovdiv – Bulgaria Research Papers, Vol. 54, Book 1, Part B – Languages and Literature, p.364–380, Plovdiv, October 2016.

Freixa P., Shamova L. Bulgària, nou membre de la Unió Europea, Les noticies de llengua i treball, UGT Catalunya, No. 25, p.44–47, Barcelona, December 2007.