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Definite marking and referential status in Greek, Swedish and Polish

Lindvall, Ann LU (1996) In Working Papers, Lund University, Dept. of Linguistics 45.
Abstract
This article presents an analysis of definiteness from a cognitive and typological approach. The claim is that definiteness is a property based on referential grounds, and that this property goes beyond the language specific variations. First, some theories of the concept of definiteness are presented, together with a brief typological overview. Then follows the analysis of three languages: Greek (modern), Swedish and Polish, first with attention to forms and then to stages of referential status. Finally, the results are discussed and formed into a schema, where one can discern typological patterns.
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  abstract     = {This article presents an analysis of definiteness from a cognitive and typological approach. The claim is that definiteness is a property based on referential grounds, and that this property goes beyond the language specific variations. First, some theories of the concept of definiteness are presented, together with a brief typological overview. Then follows the analysis of three languages: Greek (modern), Swedish and Polish, first with attention to forms and then to stages of referential status. Finally, the results are discussed and formed into a schema, where one can discern typological patterns.},
  author       = {Lindvall, Ann},
  language     = {eng},
  series       = {Working Papers, Lund University, Dept. of Linguistics},
  title        = {Definite marking and referential status in Greek, Swedish and Polish},
  volume       = {45},
  year         = {1996},
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