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By Matias Hellman

This monograph employs a substantialist procedure in studying the explicit use of the verbs znati and um(j)eti within the Serbian, Croatian and Bosnian language(s) as auxiliaries that denote ordinary, attribute or sporadic job. Drawing from corpus and questionnaire facts, the research presents a syntactic description of such use and analyses its semantic content material within the mild of common different types of demanding, temper and element. Theories of grammaticalisation are utilized in a dialogue of attainable motives for the advance of this use from different meanings of the lexemes znati and um(j)eti.

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