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Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian, a grammar : with sociolinguistic commentary

Author: Ronelle Alexander
Publisher: Madison, WI : University of Wisconsin Press, ©2006.
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Analyzes and clarifies the complex, dynamic language situation in the former Yugoslavia. Addressing the issues connected with the splintering of Serbo-Croatian into component languages, this book  Read more...

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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ronelle Alexander
ISBN: 0299211940 9780299211943
OCLC Number: 67384305
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: xxi, 464 p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm.
Contents: Grammar --
1 Alphabets 1 --
1a The Cyrillic alphabet 1 --
1b The Latin alphabet 2 --
1c Spelling of proper names 3 --
2 Pronunciation 3 --
2a Pronunciation of vowels and consonants 3 --
2b Accent 4 --
3 Ekavian and ijekavian 4 --
4 Conventions of citation used 5 --
5 Nouns and gender 5 --
5a Recognizing a noun's gender 5 --
5b Gender in nouns of profession or nationality 6 --
6 Personal pronouns 7 --
7 Present tense of verbs 8 --
7a Verb conjugation, introduction 8 --
7b The verb biti 8 --
8a Questions with question words 9 --
8b "Yes-no" questions 10 --
9 Presentative statements (ovo je, etc.) 10 --
10 Conjunctions 11 --
11 Adjectives, introduction 11 --
11a Possessive pronominal adjectives 12 --
11b Demonstrative pronominal adjectives (ovaj, taj, onaj) 12 --
12 Word order 13 --
12a The role of clitics 13 --
12b The "XYZ" model of clitic placement 14 --
13 Verb conjugation: the present tense 16 --
14 Relationship between infinitive and present tense 17 --
14a Potential accent shifts 17 --
14b Type pisati 17 --
14c Type vidjeti / videti 18 --
14d Type piti 18 --
14e Type kupovati 18 --
14f The verb moci 18 --
15 Verb forms of politeness 18 --
16 Adjectives, continued 19 --
16a Adjectives with single-syllable stems 19 --
16b "Fleeting -a-" in adjectives; voicing assimilation 19 --
16c Adjectives in -o 19 --
17 Short and long forms of adjectives 20 --
17a "Indefinite" vs "definite" 20 --
17b "Short vs. long" and "indefinite vs. definite" 21 --
18 Cases of nouns, introduction 21 --
19 The vocative case 22 --
20 The nominative case 22 --
21 The accusative case 23 --
21a Endings of nouns and adjectives 23 --
21b Fleeting -a- in nouns, and possible accent shifts 24 --
21c Accusative of interrogative pronouns 25 --
22 The accusative of direct object 25 --
23 The accusative with prepositions 25 --
23a Accentuation of prepositional phrases 26 --
23b The preposition za 26 --
23c The preposition u and days of the week 26 --
23d The preposition na 26 --
24 Object pronouns: clitic and full forms 27 --
24a Clitic (short form) object pronouns 27 --
24b Full (long form) object pronouns 27 --
25 Negation 28 --
25a Negation of present tense verbs 28 --
25b Negation of other parts of speech 29 --
26 The conjunction da 29 --
26a Da used to introduce statements 29 --
26b Da after verbs of desire 30 --
26c "Da + present" as possible infinitive replacement 30 --
27 Infinitives 30 --
27a Infinitives after another verb 31 --
27b Infinitive subjects 31 --
28 Verbal aspect, introduction 31 --
29 Word order 32 --
29a Subordinate clauses 32 --
29b Pronoun objects of infinitives 33 --
30 Present tense, continued 34 --
30a Type davati 34 --
30b Type teci 34 --
31 Feminine nouns ending in a consonant 34 --
31a Nouns with more than one gender 35 --
32 Nominative plural 35 --
32a Endings of nouns and adjectives 36 --
32b Consonant shifts before -i 36 --
32c Fleeting -a- in masculine nouns 37 --
32d Accent shifts in the plural 38 --
32e Addition of -ov- / -ev- 38 --
32f "Soft" consonants 39 --
32g Plurals of nouns ending in -in 39 --
32h Added syllable in neuter plurals 40 --
33 Accusative plural 40 --
34 Prepositions, continued 40 --
34a The preposition kroz 41 --
34b The preposition uz 41 --
34c The preposition na, continued 41 --
35 Adverbs 41 --
36 Pronominal adjectives, continued 42 --
36a Interrogative pronominal adjectives 42 --
36b Descriptive pronominal adjectives 43 --
36c Jedan and the idea "one" 44 --
37 Speaking of and to "people" 44 --
37a Case endings of personal names 45 --
37b Vi: singular or plural agreement? 45 --
37c The Words for "person" and "people" 45 --
38 The particle se and verbal usage, introduction 46 --
39 Word order, continued 46 --
40 Present tense, continued 48 --
40a Type ici 48 --
40b Type kazivati 48 --
40c Type jesti 48 --
40d The verbs sedeti and sjediti 48 --
41 Possessive pronominal adjectives, continued 49 --
41a Possessive adjectives referring to non-humans 49 --
41b Derived possessive adjectives referring to humans 49 --
42 Case forms, continued: the genitive case 50 --
42a Endings of nouns and adjectives 50 --
42b Changes in the stem of masculine nouns 51 --
42c Short, long and longer adjective forms 52 --
42d Genitive forms of pronoun objects 53 --
42e Genitive forms of interrogative pronouns 53 --
43 The genitive with prepositions 53 --
43a Prepositions meaning "from": iz, od, s(a) 53 --
43b Prepositions meaning "to, by": do, pored, kod 54 --
43c The prepositions bez, izmedu and oko 55 --
44 The genitive without prepositions 55 --
44a The adnominal genitive 55 --
44b The idea of possession 56 --
44c Location indicators: evo, nema 57 --
44d Identification of colors 58 --
45 Accusative vs. genitive objects and partitive meaning 58 --
46 Numbers: 2, 3, 4 58 --
46a The "counting form" 59 --
47 Masculine nouns ending in -o 59 --
48 Subjectless sentences, introduction 60 --
49 Adverbs and question words, continued 61 --
50 Conjunctions, continued 62 --
51 Word order: embedded questions 62 --
52 Present tense, continued 64 --
52a Type drzati 64 --
52b Type doci 64 --
52c The budem present of biti 64 --
52d The verb htjeti / hteti 64 --
52e Type pisati, continued 65 --
52f Type uzeti 65 --
53 Aspect, continued 65 --
53a Aspect pairs related by suffixation 65 --
53b Aspect pairs related by prefixation 66 --
53c Usage of aspect in present tense forms 66 --
54 Aspect pairs of motion verbs 67 --
55 Motion verbs used with prepositions and adverbs 68 --
55a Prepositions and the idea of motion 68 --
55b Usage of motion verbs, with and without prepositions 69 --
55c Question words concerning location and direction 69 --
55d Motion verbs and tense meaning 70 --
55e Infinitives following verbs of motion 70 --
56 Negation, continued 70 --
56a Negated verbs, negative pronouns and "double negation" 70 --
56b Contrastive negation, review 71 --
56c Negative conjunctions 72 --
56d Negated questions, "tag" questions 72 --
57 Genitive plural 73 --
57a The genitive plural ending -a 73 --
57b The genitive plural ending -i 74 --
57c Nouns and adjectives in genitive plural 75 --
58 Numbers: 5-10 and beyond 75 --
58a Numbers up to 10, review 75 --
58b Numbers beyond 10 76 --
58c Number phrases as subject 76 --
59 Partitive genitive, continued 77 --
59a Adverbs of measure and count vs. mass nouns 77 --
59b "Existentials": ima and nema 78 --
59c "Distributive" po 79 --
60 Verbs taking genitive objects 79 --
61 Time expressions, continued 79 --
61a Prepositions and adverbs of time and space 80 --
61b Genitive adjective + noun expressions without preposition 80 --
61c Time of the clock 81 --
62 Non-negative pronouns 81 --
63 Subjectless sentences, continued 82 --
64 Clitic ordering within the XYZ model 82 --
65 Present tense, continued 84 --
65a Type pisati, continued 84 --
65b Verbs which make no consonant shift 84 --
65c Type slati 84 --
66 Locative and dative cases 85 --
66a Endings of nouns and adjectives 85 --
66b Short, long, and longer adjective forms 86 --
66c Dative-locative, interrogative pronouns 86 --
66d Full form object pronouns, dative-locative 87 --
66e Clitic form object pronouns: dative only 87 --
66f Names of countries and languages 87 --
67 The prepositions u and na with the locative case 88 --
67a The prepositions u and na in the meaning "location" 88 --
67b Specific nouns as "u-words" or "na-words" 89 --
67c Case choice and ideas of motion vs. location 90 --
67d Time expressions: the preposition u + months of the year 91 --
68 Other prepositions with the locative case 91 --
68a The prepositions o, po and pri 92 --
69 Past tense, introduction 92 --
70 Aspect, continued 93 --
70a Aspect and the past tense 93 --
70b Aspect and conjunctions 94 --
71 Time expressions: the idea of duration 94 --
72 Types of reflexive pronominal forms 95 --
72a The pronominal possessive svoj 95 --
72b The object pronouns sebe and sebi 96 --
72c The pronominal form sam 96 --
73 The dative case 97 --
73a The dative of indirect object 97 --
73b Verbs which take dative objects 98 --
73c Motion verbs, prepositions and the dative 98 --
73d Verbs meaning "like" 99 --
73e Possessive dative 100 --
73f Dative of "affect" 100 --
73g Subjectless sentences and the dative case 101 --
73h The verb ciniti se 102 --
74 Se-verbs, continued 102 --
75 Nouns with plural form but singular meaning: vrata, kola 103 --
76 Word order: object pronouns and the XYZ model 104 --
77 Present tense, continued 106 --
77a Type razumjeti 106 --
77b Type donijeti / doneti 106 --
78 The imperative mood 106 --
78a Endings of the imperative mood 106 --
78b Use of singular and plural imperative forms 107 --
78c The "inclusive" imperative and the form hajde 108 --
78d The form neka 108 --
78e Negative imperatives: aspect choice in the imperative mood 109 --
79 The instrumental case 110 --
79a Endings of nouns and adjectives 110 --
79b The instrumental ending -u in feminine nouns 111 --
79c The instrumental of interrogative pronouns 112 --
79d Instrumental forms of pronoun objects 112 --
80 Prepositions with the instrumental and other cases 113 --
80a The preposition s(a) meaning "with" 113 --
80b Prepositions referring to location 113 --
81 The instrumental without prepositions 114 --
81a The instrumental of means 114 --
81b The instrumental in time expressions 115
Responsibility: Ronelle Alexander.
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