Datapoint Kriol/Pronominal and adnominal demonstratives

Kriol has a "long" set of demonstrative pronouns (proximal dijan~diswan (sg.) and dis-lot (pl.); distal tharran~jarran~jadan and that-lot~jat-lot (pl.)) and a "short" set of adnominal demonstratives (proximal dij~dis and distance-neutral that~jet~det, the latter also used as recognitional determiner, akin to a definite article (see Feature 28 "Definite articles").
While the adnominal demonstratives are only used adnominally, except for a textdeictic use of the distance-neutral form, the pronominal demonstratives have both a pronominal and an adnominal use (much more frequent for the proximal form, however). A third set of adverbial demonstratives theya 'there (distal)' and hiya 'here (proximal)' also have an adnominal use.

Values

Different forms

Example 25-179:
Im frait, dijan.
Im
3sg
frait,
get.frightened
dijan.
prox:adj
He gets frightened, this one.
Example 25-180:
Wot dijan mangarra?
Wot
what
dijan
prox:adj
mangarra?
plant.food
What’s this food?
Example 25-181:
I meka hani tharran.
I
3sg
meka
make
hani
honey
tharran.
dist:adj
It makes honey, that one. (Referring to bees in picture book.)
Example 25-27:
Blanga hu jadan waya?
Blanga
dat/poss
hu
who
jadan
dist:adj
waya?
wire/spear
Whose is that fishing spear?

Source: Sandefur 1979: 98

Example 25-36:
Mi bin groap dij kantri.
Mi
1sg
bin
pst
groap
grow.up
dij
prox
kantri.
country
I grew up in this country.
Example 25-178:
Wi noim bla thet kantri.
Wi
1pl.excl
no-im
know-tr
bla
dat/poss
thet
dem
kantri.
country
We know about that country.
Example 25-32:
Nunggubuyu-bala, dis blakbala im wokwok.
Nunggubuyu-bala,
Nunggubuyu-adj
dis
prox
blakbala
Aboriginal.person
im
3sg
wok~wok.
red.walk
This Nunggubuyu person, this Aboriginal person he walks.

Source: Nicholls 2006: 2

Example 25-177:
Imin stilimbat brom dat awus.
Im=in
3sg=pst
stil-im-bat
steal-tr-prog
brom
from
dat
dem
awus.
house
He stole (them) from the house.

Source: Sandefur & Sandefur 1982: 65

Example 25-37:
Buji ai ani girrim dijan eig.
Buji
cond
ai
1sg
ani
only
girr-im
get-tr
dijan
prox:adj
eig.
egg
If I only take this egg [...]

Source: Sandefur & Sandefur 1982: 65

Example 25-182:
Hu dijan hiya?
Hu
who
dijan
prox:adj
hiya?
here
Who is this?

Source: Nicholls 2013

Confidence:
Certain