? Not known 8
A no 61
B one of the demonstratives is used as a marker of definiteness 16
C definiteness marker distinct in realization from a demonstrative 10
D both demonstrative and a different definiteness marker in use with neither being dominant 6

Feature NP302: Are there definite articles in use?

Feature Domain:
NP-Articles, demonstratives
Olga Krasnoukhova
Additional Information:
A definite article is defined as “a morpheme which accompanies nouns and which codes definiteness or specificity” (Dryer, WALS, Ch.38)

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Name Iso-639-3 Family Value Description Source Comment