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Slavonski dijalekt: između autohtonosti i utjecaja
The Slavonian Dialect: Between Autochtony And Influence

Author(s): Josip Lisac
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Institut za migracije i narodnosti
Keywords: phonology; morphology; syntax; vocabular; genesis; subdivision;

Summary/Abstract: The paper examines the Slavonian dialect on all linguistic levels. Special attention is given to the genesis of this štokavian dialect, and to the problems of its subdivision. The subgroups of the Slavonian dialect have been located since the mediaeval period on the extreme North-East of the Croatian language area, i.e. they are located on the North-West of the štokavian area within the Central South Slavic dialect continuum, which means that they have a peripheral position and peripheral traits, traits which the Slavonian dialect (and other West štokavian dialects) shares with the čakavian and kajkavian dialects. To a great degree the Slavonian dialect still preserves the combinations šć, jt, jd, somewhat less čr-; exceptionally -l; the acute is practically always preserved, often also old case endings in the plural.

  • Issue Year: 2003
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 5-14
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Croatian