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Definiteness and indefiniteness
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Definite Noun Phrases (NPs) presuppose the existence of the referent of the NP in the discourse context, whereas indefinite NPs do not. so, iindefinite NPs are characteristically used to introduce a new discourse referent. An example is given below:

Example 1

Ik sykje in boek oer spiritualiteit
I look.for a book about spirituality
I am looking for a book about spirituality

In contrast, definite NPs are characteristically used to refer to referents which are familiar in the discourse context. An example is given below:

Example 2

Wêr is dat boek oer spiritualiteit?
where is that book about spirituality
Where is that book about spirituality?
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