Prof. Mariana Georgievа, DSc.
Institute for Bulgarian Language Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Abstract. In our opinion, * `logical basis` and *` syntactic basis` are incorrect from a cognitive point of view. The subjunctive is a syntactic category and the qualification `logical` is an oxymoron, or at least a dissonance. In logic, the category
is the subject. And since the subjunctive is the syntactic category, even more disturbing is the tautological * `syntactic subjunctive`. The article substantiates the cognitive reading of the substratum. What is new is the derivation of linguistic ontology as a category of the cognitive method in syntax, of cognitive syntax.
Keywords: language ontology; cognitive claim; cognitive modeling; cognitive reading; subjunctive; cognitive syntax