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Laska Angelova Laskova

Foreign language assistant

Vicepresidenza della Scuola di Lingue e Letterature, Traduzione e Interpretazione - Forlì

Curriculum vitae


2010 Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Sofia, Bulgaria

PhD, Philology, Bulgarian language.

Dissertation: “Tenses in complex sentences with mental predicates (perception predicates)” (in Bulgarian)

2003 Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Sofia, Bulgaria

MA, summa cum laude, Linguistics.

Thesis: “Taxis in complex sentences with predi da and kogato temporal subordinate clauses” (in Bulgarian). Awarded 3rd place in National Graduate Students Competition, 2004.

2002 Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Sofia, Bulgaria

BA, Bulgarian Philology.



Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria

Institute of Information and Communication Technologies

  • 2010-2012 EuroMatrix+ (Bringing machine translation for European languages to the user)

Worked on the construction of a Bulgarian valence lexicon.

Worked on rule-based text segmentation and morphological tagger modules.

Supervised the development of a Bulgarian-English alignment training corpus for machine-based translation and authored an annotation style guide.

Tailored a markup language for the annotation of coreference chains and subsequently created an annotated corpus.

  • 2008-2011 LTfLL (Language Technologies for Lifelong Learning)

Adapted TimeML time and event annotation language for BulTreeBank, the Bulgarian HPSG-based corpus.

  • 2007-2008 LT4eL (Language Technology for eLearning)

Developed semiautomatic definition recognition module for Bulgarian language. Implemented finite-state local grammars for part-of-speech disambiguation of Bulgarian texts using ClaRK, an XML system for corpora development.

Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”

Faculty of Slavic Studies

  • 2009-2011 Basic linguistic terminology for the undergraduate students of Bulgarian Philology and German Philology BA programs

Worked on terminology extraction, database creation, and quality analysis of existing pedagogical resources.

  • 2011-2012 Contrastive study of Bulgarian and German oral academic production

Worked on the creation of a phonetically and pragmatically annotated Bulgarian multimedia corpus, using EXMARaLDA toolkit.



University of Bologna, Forlì, Italia

2012-2017 Bulgarian Foreign Language Assistant

  • Bulgarian (2012-2017), School of Political Sciences (course taught in English)
  • Basics of Bulgarian (2012-2017), Bulgarian Language (2013-2017), Language and Cultural Mediation: Bulgarian (2014-2017), Bulgarian Language: Advanced course I (2015-2016), Bulgarian Language: Advanced course II (2016-2017), School of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Interpreting and Translation (courses taught in Italian)

Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Sofia, Bulgaria

Faculty of Slavic Studies

2010-Present Chief Assistant Professor

  • Bulgarian as a Foreign Language, Morphology, Phonetics, Linguistics

2007-2009 Assistant Professor

  • Bulgarian as a Foreign Language, Morphology

2009 Lecturer

  • Morphology



University of Bologna, Forlì, Italia

Apr 2016, Apr 2017 Organized and chaired the 1st and 2nd international conference “Do you know Bulgaria? Bulgarian Language and Culture Days” in Forlì, Italy (Conosci la Bulgaria? Giornate di lingua e cultura bulgara)

Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Sofia, Bulgaria

Mar 2012 Co-organized the round table “Bulgarian Grammar in Academic Context”

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