? Not known 12
A DOS 62
B POS 18
C no distance constrast 4
N/A not applicable 5

Feature NP304: What system of demonstratives is present in the language? (distance-oriented system vs. person-oriented system)

Feature Domain:
NP-Articles, demonstratives
Olga Krasnoukhova
Additional Information:
A language is considered to have a distance-oriented system (DOS), if the middle term “refers to a location in medial distance relative to a deictic center”. In languages with a person-oriented system (POS), the middle term “denotes a referent close to the hearer” (cf. Diessel 1999:39).

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Name Iso-639-3 Family Value Description Source Comment