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Bosanskohercegovački govori i nacionalna pripadnost
Bosnian-Herzegovinian Dialects and Nationality

Author(s): Senahid Halilović
Subject(s): Phonetics / Phonology, Morphology, Sociolinguistics, South Slavic Languages, Nationalism Studies, Politics and Identity
Published by: Institut za jezik
Keywords: Bosnia and Herzegovina; dialect; nationality; phonemes f and h; language and social factors; morphology;

Summary/Abstract: The differences between the dialects of Bosniak, Serbs and Croats in Bosnia and Herzegovina come down to the preservation and substitution of the phonemes h and f, the geminating process and metathesis in a restricted group of words, and also to a few territorially restricted features. Even though they have an emblematic value, these differences are gradually being brought to the same level by interference, since the three ethnic groups have been living together for centuries in mixed settlements, or in the close neighborhood; therefore regional differences remain at the forefront while belonging to a national group is a factor of lower-level significance.

  • Issue Year: 21/2003
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 41-49
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Bosnian