Document Type

Book Review

Publication Date

2003

Keywords

Slovene, Grammar.

Abstract

This book lives up to its subtitle of 'comprehensive' in several ways. It provides a thorough, up-to-date introduction to Slovene grammatical structure. It also deals with all facets of the written standard in a straightforward fashion that pays careful attention to the differences between written and spoken Slovene. The sections dealing with phonology and orthography (5-26) are particularly useful as a prelude to the longer grammatical descriptions that follow. There are also sections on word order (333-44) and a general treatment of word formation (345-62), in addition to separate sections on all major and minor parts of speech; no significant aspect of language structure is left without comment. The examples of usage reflect contemporary written sources and represent a fresh new approach rather than a compilation gleaned from older sources.

Publication Title

Language

Volume

79

Issue

2

First Page

438

Last Page

439

Subjects - Topical (LCSH)

Slovenian language--Textbooks for foreign speakers--English; Slovenian language--Grammar

Subjects - Names (LCNAF)

Herrity, Peter. Slovene

Genre/Form

reviews (documents)

Type

Text

Language

English

Format

application/pdf

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