Syntatic Relations in Silba’s Monuments of the 17th and 18th Century

Ivica Vigato
Th e author studies the 17th and 18th century monuments on the island of Silba and the impact that the content and the purpuse of the mention texts have on their particular syntactic relations. Most monuments belongs to administrative functional style and the structure of texts allowes the reader to reach the required data imediately. Th eology manual has a diff erent syntactic structure than other monuments. Th e fi rst part consists of a question sentences and clauses of statement which explain the theological content, and the second part is preparation for a sermon in which many phrases and word repetitions are used to emphasize important parts of the text.
Key words
the Croatian language; history of language; syntax; monuments; island of Silba
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