THE INTERPRETATION OF VOCATIVE LINGUISTIC FEATURES IN CONTEMPORARY TEXTBOOKS AND SCHOOL GRAMMAR BOOKS OF THE CROATIAN LANGUAGE
Authors: Petra Božanić
Paper categorization: Original scientific paper
This paper aims to analyze the interpretation of vocatives and category of vocativeness within the school subject Croatian language regarding phonetic, phonological morphological, syntactic, orthographic and pragmatic-semantic vocative features on the corpus of contemporary Croatian language textbooks for primary and secondary education selected according to the final result of the selection of textbooks from the “Catalog of approved textbooks for the 2020/2021 school year” for primary and secondary schools, and four contemporary school grammar books of the Croatian language by Silić & Pranjković (2007), Težak & Babić (2016), Ham (2017), and Hudeček & Mihaljević (2019). The study results show the presence of the vocative as a case with the emphasis on its morphological features and syntactic autonomy, and the communicative vocative functions have been almost completely neglected.
cases, Croatian language teaching, vocative