Author: Mijana Kuburić Macura
University of Banja Luka
Translation from Serbian by Vyara Naydenova
Published in Slavyanski dialozi, XIX, 2022, 29, 62-80. [In Bulgarian]

Abstract: This paper deals, partially, with categorial determination of the lexical unit svejedno in the dictionaries of Serbian language and Serbian linguistic literature, but the focal point of the analysis is the use of this modal adverb in various syntactic positions in Serbian language. In this research (based on contemporary Serbian novels), in the first place, the adverb svejedno has been registered as adverbial predicative, i.e. the non-verbal part of the adverbial predicate in certain types of impersonal sentences. In coordinated sentences, this adverb can appear as concessive semantic concretizer next to adversative conjunctions, and in subordinated sentences it shows very a high potential in forming various types of concessive conjunctions (both causal-concessive and conditional-concessive). Finally, adverb svejedno in Serbian language can be used as a text-cohesion factor, both as an independent textual connector and along with adversative connectors.

Key words: adverb svejedno, adverbial predicative, concessive semantic concretizer, concessive conjunctions, textual connectors