PREPOSITIONS OF TIME IN CROATIAN

Author:
Ivo Pranjković; Filozofski fakultet, Zagreb
Summary
This paper analyses the time meanings of prepositions in Croatian. There are altogether 16 typical meannings of prepositional expressins: 1. simultaneousness (za vrijeme blagdana) 2. pre-temporality (prije blagdana) 3. post-temporality (nakon blagdana) 4. pro-temporality (preko cijele godine) 5. ablative temporality (/Tomu je ostalo/iz djetinjstva) 6. inter-temporality (izmedu petka i subote) 7. intra-temporality (u roku od tjedan dana) 8. circum-temporality (oko Bozica) 9. comparative temporality (preko dva mjeseca) 10. "spatial temporality" (na svadbi) 11. directive temporality (do ove godine) 12. centre temporality (usred bijela dana) 13. extreme temporality (na pocetku/na kraju stoljeca) 14. societal temporality (s godinama) 15. alternant temporality (u subotu mjesto u nedjelju) 16. "casual temporality" (u povodu blagdana).
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