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Turkisms in South Slavonic Literature : Turkish Loanwords in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Bosnian and Bulgarian Franciscan Sources

By: Graham, Florence Lydia (Independent researcher)

Part of the Oxford modern languages and literature monographs series
019885773X / 9780198857730
Hardback
14/05/2020
Published 14/05/2020
United Kingdom
156 x 234 mm 496 pages, 30 Illustrations, 36 Tables
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Turkisms in South Slavonic Literature is a comparative analysis of Turkish loanwords in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Bosnian and Bulgarian Franciscan sources.

The introduction gives historical information on the Order of the Bosnian Franciscans (Bosna Srebrena), Bulgarian Catholic communities, Turkish presence in Bosnia and in Bulgaria, as well as short biographies of each of the writers whose works are analysed.

The second half of the introductiondeals with language background: defining the local language, phonology, and orthography.

Chapter two discusses the complications regarding the chronology of turkisms in Bosnian and Bulgarian.

The third chapter looks at nominal morphology in Bosnian and Bulgarian.

Among other things, this chapter analyses whyturkisms borrowed from a language where gender is not a category developed the genders that they did.

Chapter four addresses the verbal morphology of turkisms in Bosnian and Bulgarian.

It discusses aspect, Slavonic verbal prefixes, verbal roots, and Turkish voiced suffixes.

The fifth chapter focuses on adjectives and adverbs: Turkish root adjectives and adverbs, derived adverbs and adjectives, and their agreement with the nouns that they modify are discussed.

The sixth chapter addresses the useof Turkish conjunctions in in Bosnian and Bulgarian.

The seventh chapter looks at the motivation, semantics, and context of turkisms in Bosnian and Bulgarian.

The conclusion addresses how the morphology, semantics, motivation, and context of turkisms relate to their chronology in Bosnian andBulgarian, as well as how these points differ from language to language.

It also provides suggestions for further study.

BIC:

1DV Eastern Europe, CFH Phonetics, phonology, CFK Grammar, syntax & morphology, DSBD Literary studies: c 1500 to c 1800

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