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The declension of foreign words and loanwords in Croatian newspapers

Gordana Laco ; Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Split

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This paper deals with the declension of foreign words and loanwords
in Croatian newspapers in the period from 1950 to 1999. The usage of
foreign nouns, of a-type declension, with vowel final sounds in nominative in newspaper texts is compared with Croatian literary-linguistic
norm. This comparison uncovers which forms are either inconsistent in
terms of their usage or not in accordance with the linguistic norm. It can
be seen that the grammatical norms of the second half of the 20th century were insufficient for news writing style incessantly inundated with
new expressions - particularly foreign names which should be adjusted
to Croatian declension system. That also points out the need for more
detailed description in the present morphological norm.


declension; foreign words; loanwords; Croatian grammatical norm; Croatian orthography

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