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

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Univ of Wisconsin Press, 2006 - Foreign Language Study - 481 pages
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With the disintegration of Yugoslavia has come a shifting of linguistic boundaries, chiefly along political lines. Out of this complex situation three official languages have emerged: Croatian in Croatia, Serbian in Serbia, and both these languages plus Bosnian in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian, a Textbook introduces the student to all three. Dialogues and exercises appear in each language, presented 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 want to familiarize students with all three. Features of the textbook include:
  • All dialogues, exercises, and homework assignments available in Bosnian, Croatian, or 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 cross-reference to more detailed grammar chapters in Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian, a Grammar

Available separately, the audio supplement (ISBN 0-299-22110-5) offers audio recordings of all dialogues in Bosnian, Croatian, and Serbian, a Textbook.

 

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Bosnian,Croatian and Serbian language are THE SAME LANGUAGES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They used to be one country,but they split,due to the political situations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!The book is clearly political pamphlet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Contents

Abbreviations used in Lessons 1 20
1
VJEZBE J VEZBE E
8
Cyrillic practice sheets
14
A2 KOGA VIDIS?
22
A4 PAPIRNICA
26
Geografska pitanja
34
A3 STA VISE VOUS? BS STO VISE VOLIS? C
41
Cetvrta lekcija Lesson Four
47
A4 UPUTSTVA
204
DOMACI ZADATAK BS DOMACA ZADACA C
211
A2 OLUJA
220
VJEZBE J VEZBE E
226
Petnaesta lekcija Lesson Fifteen
233
DOMACI ZADATAK BS DOMACA ZADACA C
241
Grammar note on aorist and imperfect
247
VJEZBE J VEZBE E
253

A4 TRAZIM NEKE STVARI
53
the Federation and Republic of Srpska
62
A4 IZLAZAK U GRAD
69
Geografska pitanja
78
Sesta lekcija Lesson
79
Map of Croatian regions
96
Aforizmi Dusana Radovica
111
Aforizmi Dusana Radovica
126
A3 STANOVANJE
131
Aforizmi Dusana Radovica
140
A3 BIO JEDNOM JEDAN LAV Dusan Radovic
149
DOMACI ZADATAK BS DOMACA ZADACA C
155
A2 DVARESTORANA
162
A4 TREBA MI POS AO
169
Aforizmi Dusana Radovica
176
A2 KUPOVINA
182
A4 STA SE DOGODILO? BS STO SE DOGODILO? C
188
Aforizmi Dusana Radovica
196
Trinaesta lekcija Lesson Thirteen
197
Sedamnaesta lekcija Lesson Seventeen
259
VJEZBE J VEZBE E
266
Osamnaesta lekcija Lesson Eighteen
269
VJEZBE J VEZBE E
279
A2 PISMO O ISTRAZIVACKOM RADU U HRVATSKOJ
288
A3 ПИCМО О КУРCЕВИМА ЗА УЪЕНЕ JEЗHKA У БЕОГРАДУ
294
DOMACI ZADATAK BS DOMACA ZADACA C
300
VJEZBE J VEZBE E
310
A selection of womens and mens names
317
paradigms Declension of personal names
323
The most common prepositions
331
OSAM MALIH PRTCA O MOJO J ZENI David Albahari
341
LJUBAV NA SPANJOLSKI NACIN Muharem Bazdulj
347
KLJUC Key to A exercises in Lessons 114
357
Key to audio recordings
373
BCSEnglish Glossary
379
EnglishBCS Glossary
431
Sources for illustrations
471
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About the author (2006)

Ronelle Alexander is professor of Slavic languages and literatures at the University of California, Berkeley. She is the 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 the Harvard University Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures and now lives in Europe.

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