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Definiteness (Morphological)
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Definiteness is a discourse-semantic property of the noun phrase that distinguishes identifiable and nonidentifiable referents. It is closely intertwined with the referential properties of a noun phrase, on the one hand, and the grammatical category, on the other hand. Discourse-pragmatic definiteness in Slavic languages is expressed by a variety of linguistic means, not only by a rich…

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Mendoza, Imke, “Definiteness (Morphological)”, in: Encyclopedia of Slavic Languages and Linguistics Online, Editor-in-Chief: Marc L. Greenberg, General Editor: Lenore A. Grenoble. Consulted online on 29 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-6229_ESLO_COM_036092>
First published online: 2020

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