|Title||Пограничните български говори|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1981|
|Journal||Съпоставително езикознание / Сопоставительное языкознание / Contrastive linguistics|
Border dialects is the term used for the dialects spoken on both sides of today’s Bulgarian Yugoslav border. The area of these dialects includes in the east the dialects of Belogradčik, Berkovica, Trăn, Breznik, Caribrod and Bosilegrad; in the south those of Tetovo, Skopie, Kumanovo, Kratovo and Kriva Palanka. In the west the border dialects merge into the socalled dialect of TimošMoravia or Prizren. Timoš which, besides the features of the border dialects, also possesses typical all-Bulgarian features which can be found in the remaining Bulgarian dialects. Therefore, the western border of the border dialects coincides with the western border of the dialects of Prizren and Timoš.