|Title||Структурните черти на балканския езиков съюз с оглед на съвременния български език|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1981|
|Journal||Съпоставително езикознание / Сопоставительное языкознание / Contrastive linguistics|
The object of study are the common specific features of the Balkan languages which account for the term ‘Balkan Linguistic Union’ and which are considered to be its structural features: postpositive article; formation of the future tense (from an initial model with an auxiliary verb meaning ‘want’); replacement of the infinitive by a subordinate clause; a common form for the genitive and dative; disappearance or reduction of case inflection; analytical forms of the comparative and superlative of adjectives; doubling of the object. The list of Balkanisms is analysed in terms of typology proceeding from the structure of modern Bulgarian. It is established that the approach used so far has been historical with a view to the processes which brought about common results in the structure of the modern Balkan languages, without using typological criteria. An attempt is made to show the importance of the typological approach which shows not only the isomorphism of the Balkanisms but their systematic relevance and interdependence as well.