Relativna rečenica - gramatičke nedoumice (Relative Clause – Uncertainties in Grammar Books)

In: Andrijašević, Marin; Vrhovac, Yvonne (Eds.), Strani jezik u dodiru s materinskim, Zagreb 8.5.-9.5.1992., Zagreb: Hrvatsko društvo za primijenjenu lingvistiku, 1992. Pp. 151-157

7 Pages Posted: 16 Aug 2019

Date Written: October 7, 1992

Abstract

Serbo-Croatian Abstract: S obzirom na veliku učestalost relativne ili odnosne rečenice u upotrebi, iznenađuje što taj tip zavisne rečenice u domaćim gramatikama nije jasno definiran i postavljen u odnos prema drugim tipovima zavisnih rečenica. U ovome članku prvo se pokazuje da gramatika Instituta za hrvatski jezik i jezikoslovlje i "Sintaksa hrvatskoga književnog jezika" kojoj je autor Radoslav Katičić nezadovoljavajuće opisuju relativne rečenice i da ih čak ne razlikuju dosljedno od npr. izrične rečenice ili od uzročne rečenice. Nakon toga se u članku razrađuje i nudi pristup koji bi omogućio da se u budućim gramatikama izbjegnu nedoumice pri opisu relativnih rečenica.

English Abstract: Great frequency of relative clauses (RCs) in Serbo-Croatian might suggest that they have been a frequent topic of linguistic description and that their status and place in the system of clauses are therefore clearly defined in Serbo-Croatian grammars. However, recent Serbo-Croatian grammars show that this is not so. RCs are presented in the way that could confuse and make the concept vague. In order to make this topic clearer the author suggests that results of typological research on RCs should be applied. The typological approach distinguishes a typical RC from an untypical RC. When the features of the typical RC are differentiated from the features of the untypical RC, the identification of RCs can be easier. Finding out that the typical RC in Serbo-Croatian is connected with the main clause by a pronoun and has an attributive function, the author suggests that these main features should be emphasized in definitions of RCs. Other features should also be quoted, such as that the RC can also be introduced by an adverb or a conjunction, and that the RC can function as a substantive. Those should be analyzed with particular attention in order to avoid controversial claims which can be found in the existing grammars.

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Keywords: Syntax, subordinate clauses, relative clauses, grammar, Radoslav Katičić, connectors, relative pronouns, attributive clauses, Croatian, Serbo-Croatian

Suggested Citation

Kordić, Snježana, Relativna rečenica - gramatičke nedoumice (Relative Clause – Uncertainties in Grammar Books) (October 7, 1992). In: Andrijašević, Marin; Vrhovac, Yvonne (Eds.), Strani jezik u dodiru s materinskim, Zagreb 8.5.-9.5.1992., Zagreb: Hrvatsko društvo za primijenjenu lingvistiku, 1992. Pp. 151-157. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3434566

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