Serbian: An Essential Grammar
By Lila Hammond
Routledge – 2004 – 336 pages
Series: Routledge Essential Grammars
Serbian: An Essential Grammar is an up-to-date and practical reference guide to the most important aspects of Serbian as used by contemporary native speakers of the language.
Refreshingly jargon free, it presents an accessible description of the language, focusing on the real patterns of use today. A reference source for the learner and user of Serbian irrespective of level, it sets out the complexities of the language in short, readable sections.
Features of this Grammar include:
* use of Cyrillic and Latin script examples throughout
* a cultural section on the language and its dialects
* clear and detailed explanations of simple and complex grammatical concepts
* detailed contents list and index for easy reference.
Well-presented and easy to use, Serbian: An Essential Grammar is ideal either for independent study or for students in schools, colleges, universities and adult education.
Preface. Acknowledgements. I. The language and its dialects 1. Cultural, literary and linguistic background 2. Dialects II. Alphabet, pronunciation and stress 3. Alphabet 4. Pronunciation 5. Stress 6. Verbs 7. Nouns 8. Pronouns 9. adjectives 10. Adverbs 11. Prepositions 12. Conjunctions 13. Enclitics 14. Numerals 15. Quantifiers 16. Determiners 17. Particles, conjunctions and exclamations IV. Sentence elements and structure 18. A sentence 19. Sentence structure 20. word construction Appendixes. Cyrillic cursive. Formation of the genitive. Declensions of nouns: 1st declension. 2nd declension. 3rd declension. References
Lila Hammond, who used to teach Serbian at the University of Westminster, now teaches at the Defence School of Languages, Beaconsfield.