|Title||Хърватски и словенски език в контраст|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2003|
|Journal||Съпоставително езикознание / Сопоставительное языкознание / Contrastive linguistics|
The introduction reviews contrastive studies of languages in contact, especially related languages, including the contrastive studies of Croatian and Slovene. The study offers a contrastive description of these two languages on the following levels: phonetic-phonological (the system of vowels, sonants, consonants, stress); morphological (case, comparison of adjectives, verb forms); syntactic (place of clitics); lexical (homonyms) and orthographic (systems of writing). The closeness of the two languages strongly requires the contrastive approach in studying and describing them (contrastive tables). This is the only way to prevent and correct the persistent interference errors on all levels. Finally, theoretical and applied results of contrastive analysis are adduced, which might help not only the successful description and teaching of Croatian and Slovene, but of the other Slavic languages as well.