Background and activities

My current research lies at the intersection of linguistic theory, language and cognition, language learning and language comprehension across the life-span, and language and cognition in developmental deficits.

My major recent research projects and grants include:

SellSTEM - Horizon2020 MSCA ITN grant (2021-2025) - WP3 Lead -

e-LADDA - Horizon2020 MSCA ITN grant (2019-2023) - Scientific Coordinator -

DCOMM - Horizon2020 MSCA ITN grant (2016-2020) - WP lead

LanPercept - 7 FP MSCA LanPercept Initial Training Network, Coordinator (2013-2016)

NFR Norwegian National Graduate School of Linguistics and Philology, project leader and Scientific Director (2012-2020) - Norwegian Graduate Researcher School in Linguistics and Philology - NTNU

COST Action IS1406 “Enhancing children's oral language skills across Europe and beyond - a collaboration focusing on interventions for children with difficulties learning their first language” Management Committee Member, Training Coordinator (2015-2019)

NFR FRIHUM project “Situated reference in Language Acquisition” (2013-2016)

Scientific, academic and artistic work

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Journal publications


  • Vulchanova, Mila Dimitrova; Vulchanov, Valentin; Milburn, Evelyn Arko. (2019) Speakers and Listeners in the Visual World. Springer Nature. 2019. ISBN 978-981-32-9978-8. Journal of Cultural Cognitive Science (2).
  • Vulchanova, Mila Dimitrova; Vulchanov, Valentin; Nilsen, Randi Alice. (2019) NRDLS – The New Reynell Developmental Language Scales. Hogrefe & Huber Publishers. 2019. ISBN 978-0-9874288-0-6.
  • Vulchanova, Mila Dimitrova; Baggio, Giosuè; Cangelosi, Angelo; Smith, Linda B.. (2017) Language Development in the Digital Age. 2017. ISBN 978-2-88945-313-9.
  • Vulchanova, Mila Dimitrova; Van der Zee, Emile. (2012) Motion Encoding in Language and Space. Oxford University Press. 2012. ISBN 978-0-19-966121-3.
  • Vulchanova, Mila Dimitrova; Miseska Tomic, Olga. (2009) Investigations in the Bulgarian and Macedonian Nominal Expression. Tapir Akademisk Forlag. 2009. ISBN 978-82-519-2473-3.
  • Vulchanova, Mila Dimitrova; Åfarli, Tor Anders. (2005) Grammar and Beyond. Essays in honour of Lars Hellan. Novus Forlag. 2005. ISBN 82-7099-406-5.
  • Vulchanova, Mila Dimitrova. (1999) Verb Semantics, Diathesis and Aspect. 1999. LINCOM Series in theoretical linguistics.
  • Vulchanova, Mila; Hellan, Lars. (1999) Topics in South Slavic Syntax and Semantics,. John Benjamins Publishing Company. 1999.

Part of book/report

  • Vulchanova, Mila Dimitrova; Saldaña, David; Baggio, Giosuè. (2020) Word structure and word processing in developmental disorders. Word Knowledge and Word Usage: A Cross-disciplinary Guide to the Mental Lexicon.
  • Vulchanova, Mila Dimitrova; Feilberg, Julie; Dahl, Trine Lise. (2019) Norway. Managing Children with Developmental Language Disorder Theory and Practice Across Europe and Beyond, 1st Edition.
  • Havas, Viktoria; Vulchanova, Mila Dimitrova. (2018) The nature and effects of Norwegian diglossia. Å skrive nynorsk og bokmål. Nye tverrfaglege perspektiv.
  • Vulchanova, Mila Dimitrova; Vulchanov, Valentin. (2018) Figurative Language Processing in Autism. The Interactive Mind: Language, Vision and Attention.
  • Vulchanova, Mila Dimitrova. (2016) On two types of result: Resultatives revisited. Aspectuality and Temporality.
  • Farukh, Ammara; Vulchanova, Mila Dimitrova. (2015) L1, quantity of exposure to L2, and reading disability as factors in L2 literacy skills. Usage-Based Perspectives on Second Language Learning.
  • Vulchanova, Mila Dimitrova; Åfarli, Tor Anders; Vulchanov, Valentin; Asbjørnsen, Maria. (2014) Flerspråklighet i Norge: en eksperimentell språkprosesseringsstudie. Rom for språk. Nye innsikter i språkleg mangfald.
  • Vulchanova, Mila Dimitrova; Martinez, Liliana Sergueeva Serbezova. (2013) A Basic Level for the Encoding of Biological Motion. The Construal of Spatial Meaning.
  • Vulchanova, Mila Dimitrova. (2012) Voice. The Oxford Handbook of Tense and Aspect.
  • Vulchanova, Mila Dimitrova; Martinez, Liliana Sergueeva Serbezova; Vulchanov, Valentin. (2012) Distinctions in the linguistic encoding of motion: Evidence from a free naming task. Motion Encoding in Language and Space.
  • Vulchanova, Mila Dimitrova; Van der Zee, Emile. (2012) Introduction. Motion Encoding in Language and Space.