|Title||За адективните словосъчетания в българския и сърбохърватския език|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1980|
|Journal||Съпоставително езикознание / Сопоставительное языкознание / Contrastive linguistics|
The paper is а contrastive study of two closely related South Slavic languages Bulgarian and Serbo-Croatian in the field of word-group syntax. The source language is Bulgarian and the corpus from Serbo-Croatian is used to illustrate the formal and semantic correspondences. After describing the conceptual and syntactic units and their relationship in Bulgarian, the author has tried to juxtapose the results with their distribution in Serbo-Croatian, and partially in some other Slavic languages. The adjectival word-groups are described after the scheme: a class of patterns, a concrete pattern, the meanings expressed by it. The prepositionless patterns in both languages are discussed first, then, the prepositional constructions. The use of the prepositions на, за, от, с, до, към, по, в, поради is analysed. Word-groups with adverbs are also considered. It is concluded that the similarities in word-group syntax between Bulgarian and Serbo-Croatian are essential, while the differences are displayed in the distribution of the structural units and the degree of their use and productivity, rather than in the system itself.