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Phonological and morphological characteristics of Voloder speech


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Nikić, Kristina. (2017). Phonological and morphological characteristics of Voloder speech. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Croatian Language and Literature. [mentor Menac-Mihalić, Mira].

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Voloder is a district of the town of Popovača, located in the area called Moslavina. According to the map of Kajkavian dialect of Mijo Lončarić (Kajkavian dialect, 1996), Voloder belongs to the South Moslavina Kajkavian vernaculars. This thesis shows the phonological and morphological characteristics of the Voloder speech, based on the author's own field research and available literature. The goal of the thesis is to research the new, so far „uncharted“, speech area, thus contributing to the previous dialectological studies of Croatian speech. Apart from the lack of exploration of the aforementioned speech area, the reason for choosing the topic of Voloder speech is a certain interplay between Kajkavian and Štokavian influences, as a result of the modified population structure due to migrations. The thesis shows the basic information about the town as well as the orators, which acted as the cornerstone for the analysis; the characteristics of Kajkavian dialect are pointed out and the speech was phonologically and morphologically analyzed. Phonologically, the analysis encompasses vowel, consonant and stress system and each of them determines inventory, realization, distribution and diachronicity. Morphologically, the changeable and unchangeable types of words were analyzed, including some of the lexical characteristics of speech, as well as the examples of the influence of the Štokavian dialect and the standard language on Voloder speech.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: Kajkavian dialect, morphology, phonology, South Moslavina, Voloder
Subjects: Slavic languages and literatures > Croatian language and literature
Departments: Department of Croatian Language and Literature
Supervisor: Menac-Mihalić, Mira
Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2018 13:25
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2018 13:25

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