Gender Form Usage of the Bulgarian Pronouns by Non-Native Learners

  • Galina Kurteva
Keywords: Bulgarian as a foreign language, language symmetry, error analysis

Abstract

The article presents results from a large-scale study of several grammatical categories that learners of Bulgarian as a foreign language find challenging. The gender forms of the Bulgarian pronouns are discussed and a number of problems they present to non-native learners of the language are elicited via an extensive research programme. A taxonomy of the problems encountered is developed and each error type is amply exemplified. Cases of asymmetrical grammatical forms are explored between Bulgarian and several learner mother tongues.

Published
2019-12-30
How to Cite
Kurteva, G. (2019). Gender Form Usage of the Bulgarian Pronouns by Non-Native Learners. Yearbook of the Department of Foreign Languages and Cultures, 2, 20-34. https://doi.org/10.33919/flcy.19.2.1