Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian, a Textbook: With Exercises and Basic Grammar

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University of Wisconsin Pres, Mar 1, 2010 - Foreign Language Study - 510 pages
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Three official languages have emerged in the Balkan region that was formerly Yugoslavia: Croatian in Croatia, Serbian in Serbia, and both of these languages plus Bosnian in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian, a Textbook introduces the student to all three. Dialogues and exercises are presented in each language, shown side by side for easy comparison; in addition, Serbian is rendered in both its Latin and its Cyrillic spellings. Teachers may choose a single language to use in the classroom, or they may familiarize students with all three. This popular textbook is now revised and updated with current maps, discussion of a Montenegrin language, advice for self-study learners, an expanded glossary, and an appendix of verb types. It also features:

•    All dialogues, exercises, and homework assignments available in Bosnian, Croatian, and Serbian
•    Classroom exercises designed for both small-group and full-class work, allowing for maximum oral participation
•    Reading selections written by Bosnian, Croatian, and Serbian authors especially for this book
•    Vocabulary lists for each individual section and full glossaries at the end of the book
•    A short animated film, on an accompanying DVD, for use with chapter 15
•    Brief grammar explanations after each dialogue, with a cross-reference to more detailed grammar chapters in the companion book, Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian, a Grammar.
 

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Contents

Prva lekcija Lesson One
1
Druga lekcija Lesson Two
19
Treća lekcija Lesson Three
35
Četvrta lekcija Lesson Four
47
Peta lekcija Lesson Five
63
Šesta lekcija Lesson Six
79
Sedma lekcija Lesson Seven
97
Osma lekcija Lesson Eight
113
Abbreviations used in the Appendices
313
Appendix 1 Latin and Cyrillic alphabets
315
Appendix 2 A selection of womens and mens names
317
Appendix 3 Cyrillic guidelines for use with worksheets on pages 1417
319
paradigms Declension of personal names Adjective declension paradigms Declension of pronouns
331
Appendix 6 Verbal conjugation
333
Appendix 7 Osam malih priča o mojoj ženi David Albahari
341
Appendix 8 Ljubav na španjolski način Muharem Bazdulj
347

Deveta lekcija Lesson Nine
127
Deseta lekcija Lesson Ten
141
Jedanaesta lekcija Lesson Eleven
159
Dvanaesta lekcija Lesson Twelve
177
Trinaesta lekcija Lesson Thirteen
197
Četrnaesta lekcija Lesson Fourteen
215
Petnaesta lekcija Lesson Fifteen
233
Šesnaesta lekcija Lesson Sixteen
243
Sedamnaesta lekcija Lesson Seventeen
261
Osamnaesta lekcija Lesson Eighteen
277
Devetnaesta lekcija Lesson Nineteen
287
Dvadeseta lekcija Lesson Twenty
301
conjugational patterns of verbs introduced in this book
359
Appendix 10 KLJUČ Key to A exercises in Lessons 114
367
Appendix 11 Key to audio recordings
383
General Definitions Different forms Grammatical information Accentuation
385
How to use the English glossary
388
Abbreviations and symbols used in the glossaries
389
BCSEnglish Glossary
391
EnglishBCS Glossary
453
Sources for illustrations
497
Index
499
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About the author (2010)

Ronelle Alexander is professor of Slavic languages and literatures at the University of California, Berkeley. She is author of the two-volume Intensive Bulgarian: A Textbook and Reference Grammar. Ellen Elias-Bursac is a language teacher and a literary translator. She taught BCS for ten years at Harvard University's Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures and now lives in Europe.

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