Prof. Mariana Georgievа, DSc.
Institute for Bulgarian Language
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (Bulgaria)
Absract. The explanation of merged and / or separate writing of words and phrases can only be achieved as a principled research position when the third axis in the coordinate system of language – the human consciousness, is taken into account. The syntactic orthographic principle explicitly introduces the cognitive
approach, as the syntax expresses the cognitive need. This is a extremely sufficient
justification for taking out of the vocabulary those supposedly complex words, but in fact word combinations, whose spelling is entirely and only syntactically justified – only separate writing.
Keywords: syntactic spelling principle; cognitive approach; merged and / or separate writing of words and phrases