SOME OBSERVATIONS ON THE USE OF NUMERALS  IN MEŠA SELIMOVIĆ’S NOVELS Cover Image

NEKA ZAPAŽANJA O UPOTREBI BROJEVA U ROMANIMA MEŠE SELIMOVIĆA
SOME OBSERVATIONS ON THE USE OF NUMERALS IN MEŠA SELIMOVIĆ’S NOVELS

Author(s): Aleksandar Stefanović
Subject(s): Bosnian Literature, South Slavic Languages
Published by: Bosansko filološko društvo
Keywords: Selimović; novels; use of numbers; declination of numbers; semantics of numbers;

Summary/Abstract: The paper deals with the use of numerals in five novels by Meša Selimović: Derviš i smrt, Tvrđava, Tišine, Krug i Ostrvo. The author mainly analyses the declension (or non-declension) of cardinal and collective numerals, especially when it comes to express the dative and instrumental functions. The author also pays particular attention to certain semantic characteristics of collective numerals (general expression of quantity, gender irrelevance of the quantified subjects) which are very rarely mentioned in the language manuals.

  • Issue Year: 1/2012
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 26-41
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Serbian