Maria Todorova, Assist. Prof.
Dr. Tsvetana Dimitrova, Assist. Prof.
Dr. Valentina Stefanova, Assist. Prof.
Institute for Bulgarian Language “Prof. Lubomir Andreychin”
Absract. The article offers an approach for tracking the knowledge and skills for the use of verbs that are deemed part of the basic vocabulary of students in the initial stage of education through language tasks. There are 5 types of tasks that will be conducted in the form of an online game in 4 variants. They are aimed at
researching basic competencies in using selected verb meanings and knowledge
of their compatibility with groups of arguments, in order to make generalizations
about the semantic structure of verbs from the basic vocabulary set in children of a
certain age group. The data that will be collected as a result of the tasks’ completion
will be used in further observations and experiments for the purposes of theoretical
semantic description and typology of verb predicates belonging to the basic
conceptual apparatus in Bulgarian.
Keywords: Bulgarian language; verbs, basic vocabulary; semantics; lexicology; grammar