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Serbian : An Essential Grammar - Lila Hammond

Serbian

An Essential Grammar

Paperback Published: 27th May 2005
ISBN: 9780415286411
Number Of Pages: 336

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Serbian: An Essential Grammar is an up-to-date and practical reference guide to the most important aspects of Serbian as used by contemporary native speakers of the language.

Refreshingly jargon free, it presents an accessible description of the language, focusing on the real patterns of use today. A reference source for the learner and user of Serbian irrespective of level, it sets out the complexities of the language in short, readable sections.

Features of this Grammar include:

* use of Cyrillic and Latin script examples throughout
* a cultural section on the language and its dialects
* clear and detailed explanations of simple and complex grammatical concepts
* detailed contents list and index for easy reference.

Well-presented and easy to use, Serbian: An Essential Grammar is ideal either for independent study or for students in schools, colleges, universities and adult education.

Preface
Acknowledgements
The language and its dialects
Cultural, literary and linguistic background
Dialects II. Alphabet, pronunciation and stress
Alphabet
Pronunciation
Consonants
Voiced and unvoiced
Soft and hard
Consonantal assimilations
Consonantal contractions
Fleeting a
Change of ? /l to ?/o
J changes
Effects of e/e and ?/i on k/k, ?/g and ?/h
Vowels
Length and stress
Vowel mutations
Stress
Word stress and tone
Shift of stress
Sentence stress III. Parts of speech
Verbs
Infinitives - classification
Infinitive & present tense stems
Type 1 conjugation
Type ii conjugation
Type iii conjugation
Types of verbs and aspects
Imperfective
Perfective
Transitive
Intransitive
Present tense
Past tense
Future tense
Aorist tense
Future ii (future exact)
The conditional
Formation of interrogative
Formation of negative
Imperative
Reflexive verbs
Impersonal verbs
Auxiliary verbs
Present perfect of ????/biti
???/i?i and its derivatives
Modal verbs (need to, should, ought to)
Nouns
Types of nouns
Gender of nouns
Cases of nouns
Nominative case
Genitive case
Dative case
Accusative case
Vocative case
Instrumental case
Locative case
Declensions of nouns
Masculine & neuter nouns
Feminine nouns and masculine nouns ending in -a/a and the noun ????/mati
Feminine nouns ending in consonant or -o/o, -oct/ost, -a?/ad, and the noun k??/k?i
Declension of irregular nouns
Pronouns
Personal pronouns
Declension of personal pronouns
Stressed personal pronouns
Unstressed personal pronouns
Order of unstressed personal pronouns
Reflexive pronouns
Possessive pronouns
Demonstrative pronouns
Relative pronouns
Interrogative pronouns
Universal pronouns
Compounded pronouns
Adjectives
Classification of adjectives
Indefinite adjectives
Definite adjectives
Possessive adjectives
Adjectival declension
Comparative adjectives
Superlative adjectives
Verbal adjectives
Adverbs
Substantival adverbs
Adjectival adverbs
Pronominal adverbs
Verbal adverbs
Prepositions
Simple prepositions
Compound prepositions
Accentuation
Prepositions through the cases
Conjunctions
Coordinating conjunctions
Subordinating conjunctions
Differences in usages of ???/ to and ????/koji
Enclitics
Order and importance of enclitics
Numerals
Cardinal numbers and their declension
Ordinal numbers and their declension
Fractions and decimal numbers
Collective numerals
Number nouns
Multiplicates
Approximatives
Distributives
Weights and measures
Age
Days, months and dates
Time
Quantifiers
Types of quantifiers
Countable quantifiers
Uncountable quantifiers
Countable and unaccountable quantifiers
Determiners
Possessive determiners
Demonstrative determiners
Interrogative determiners
Negative determiners
Particles, conjunctions and exclamations IV.Sentence elements and structure
A sentence
Elements of a sentence
Types of clauses
Sentence structure
Word order
Punctuation
Simple sentences
Complex sentences
Cyrillic cursive
Formation of the genitive
Declensions of nouns: 1st declension. 2nd declension. 3rd declension
References
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ISBN: 9780415286411
ISBN-10: 0415286417
Series: Routledge Essential Grammars
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 27th May 2005
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.9  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.51
Edition Number: 1