10 Position of indefinite article in the noun phrase

This feature is described more fully in chapter 10.

Summary

An element is considered an indefinite article if it occurs commonly with indefinite noun phrases and signals that the noun phrase is indefinite (not definite, not uniquely not identifiable by the hearer). Indefinite articles are often identical to the numeral 'one'.

Authors

Martin Haspelmath and the APiCS Consortium

Values

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Indefinite article is preposed63164
Indefinite article is postposed213
The language has no indefinite article10010
Representation:76

Language Value % Lexifier Details Source
Id Primary text Analyzed text Gloss Translation Type Language Audio Details