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Name: Zrinka  Jelaska (IPA: zrinka jelaska)
Institution: University of Zagreb
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://www.croatiana.org
State and/or Country: Croatia   
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
General Linguistics
Linguistic Theories
Morphology
Phonology
Pragmatics
Psycholinguistics
Semantics
Sociolinguistics
Lexicography
Cognitive Science
Language Acquisition
Discipline of Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Croatian
Language Family(ies): Indo-European
Selected Publications: SINCE 2001.
BOOKS
Jelaska, Z. (2004) Fonološki opisi hrvatskoga jezika (Phonological description of Croatian Language), Zagreb: HSN
Jelaska, Z., Kovacevic, M. & Dobravac, G. (2004) Zaviri - Mali hrvatski zavičajni rječnik (Little Dictionary of Croatian Dialects), Zagreb, Alfa.
Jelaska, Z. et al (2005) Hrvatski kao drugi i strani jezik (Croatian as a SL & FL), Zagreb: HSN

BOOK CHAPTERS
Jelaska, Z., Kovacevic, M., Andel, M. (2002) Morphology and Semantics - The Basis of Croatian Case, in M. D. Voeikova i W. U. Dressler (eds): Pre- and Protomorphology: Early Phases of Development in Nouns and Verbs, LINCOM studies in Theoretical Linguistics 29, University of Vienna 177-189.
Jelaska, Z. (2003) Croatian Language and Plurilingualism. In: Pavlicevic-Franic, D. & Kovacevic, M.(eds) Communicative Competence in Plurlingual Society II: Zagreb: Naklada Slap i Sveuciliste u Zagrebu, pp.106-125.
Jelaska, Z. (2005) Dvoglasnik ili dva glasa (Diphtong or two sounds), in Pranjković, I. Od fonetike do etike (From Phonetics to Etics), pp. 83-99.
Jelaska, Z. (2006) Hrvatski jezik u visejzicnosti Bosne i Hercegovine (Croatian Laguage in multilingual Bosnia and Herzegovina). In: Musa, S. (ed) Ustavno-pravni polozaj Hrvata u BiH: pravni status, jezik, medij, obrazovanje i kultura, Sveuciliste u Mostaru, pp. 199-212.
Jelaska, Z. (2007) Teorijski okviri jezikoslovnomu znanju u novim skolskim programima hrvatskoga jezika, (Theoretical Framework of Linguistic Knowledge in the New Croatian Syllabus'), in Cesi & Barbarosa-Sikic, M. (eds.) Komunikacija u nastavi hrvatskoga jezika, Jastrebarsko: Slap i Zagreb: Agencija za odgoj i obrazovanje9-33.
Jelaska, Z. (2007) Načela određivanja sinonima (Criteria for Syninimes), in J. Mojceva-Guševa et all (eds) Filološke studije 5, vol. 2, Skopje-Perm-Ljubljana-Zagreb: Sveučilište Sv. Ćirila i Metoda, Skoplje, pp. 209-220.
Jelaska, Z. (2008) Ljubis li me? Ti znas da te volim: O bliskoznacnicama i raznoznacju ('Do You Love Me? You Know That I Love You: On synonimes and different meaning'), in Mirkovic, S. (ed.) Babicev zbornik O 80. obljetnici zivota, Slavonski Brod, Ogranak MH, 125-170.
Jelaska, Z. (2008) Jezikoslovna utemeljenost novina u podrucju hrvatskoga jezika (Linguistics Framework of New Approach to Croatian Language). In: Popovic, S. (ed.) Croatian Education today and future visions, Zagreb: Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts.
Jelaska, Z. Cvikic, L. (2009) Teaching of Croatian as a second language to young learners: Minority language
speakers and their language competnece. In: Nikolov, M. (ur.) Early learning of modern foreign languages: processes and outcomes. Bristol-Buffalo-Torronto: Multiligual Matters, 46-62.
Jelaska, Z., Cvikic, L. (2009) Testing (CSOL) and Various Types of Test Takers, in Urkun, Zeynep (ed IATEFL Testing, Evaluation and Assessment: Cantenbury, Kent: IATEFL, pp. 30-39.
PAPERS
Jelaska, Z. i Hrzica, G. (2002) Poteskoce u ucenju srodnih jezika: prevodenje sa srpskoga na hrvatski (Problems in Learning Closely Related Languages: translation from Serbian to Croatian), Jezik 49/3, pg. 91-104.
Jelaska, Z., Cvikic, L. (2004) Finding Distinction between Synonyms,, in Bracic, S. & Čuden, D. (eds.) Linguistic Studies in the European Year of Languages, Peter Lang: 273-281.
Jelaska, Z., Cvikic, L. (2005) The words for colors in Croatian: Different means of lexicon extension, Zbornik radova,V/5, Zadar, 7-25.
Jelaska, Z. & Gulesic-Machata (2005) Prototypicality and the concept of phoneme, Glossos, 6.
Cvikic. L. i Jelaska, Z. (2007) Slozenost ovladavanja glagolskim vidom u inojezicnome hrvatskome. (Complexity of the acquisition of verbal aspect in Croatian as L2), Lahor, II/4, 190-216
Jelaska, Z. (2009) Dvojcane podjele vrsta rijeci: samoznacnost i promjenljivost ('Two Groups of Words: Meaning and Changes'), in Badurina, L. (ed.), Zbornik u čast Ive Pranjkovića, Rijeka (in press)

Courses Taught: Theory of language
Comparative phonetics and phonology
Introduction to linguistics
Croatian standard language
Croatian as a foreign language
Semantics of Croatian verbs
Meaning relations of Croatian words...



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