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indefinite

Fr    indéfini

adj

Antonym(s): definite

Source(s):

Brown & Levinson: 197 (indefinite (n.), indefiniteness)
BROWN, Penelope & LEVINSON, Stephen C. (1987) Politeness: Some universals in language usage. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press. (SL)


Crystal 2003: 230 (= non-definite)
CRYSTAL, David. (2003) A Dictionary of Linguistics and Phonetics, 5th Ed Oxford: Blackwell.


DIK 1978: 61
DIK, Simon C. (1978) Functional Grammar. Amsterdam: North-Holland Publishing Co. (FG)


DIK I 1997: 183ff.
DIK, Simon C. (1997) The Theory of Functional Grammar, Part 1, 2nd edition: The Structure of the Clause. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. (FG)


Givon 1984: 399
GIVON, Talmy. (1984) Syntax: A Functional-Typological Introduction, Vols. I & II. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. (SY)


Kuno 1987: 159-160 (indefinite NP)
KUNO, Susumu. (1987) Functional Syntax: Anaphora, Discourse & Empathy. Chicago: University Press. (SY)


Lyons 1971: 276, 296 (also "indefiniteness")
LYONS, John. (1971) Introduction to Theoretical Linguistics. Cambridge: University Press. 


Matthews 1997: 174 (also "indefinite reference")
MATTHEWS, P.H. (1997) The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics. Oxford: Oxford University Press.


Nash 1968: 104, 260 (vague)
NASH, Rose. (1968) Multilingual Lexicon of Linguistics and Philology: English, Russian, German, French. Coral Gables, FL: University of Miami Press. 


Pei & Gaynor 1954: 98 (indefinite conjugation, indefinite declension)
PEI, Mario A. & GAYNOR, Frank. (1954) A Dictionary of Linguistics. New York : Philosophical Library.


Trask 1993: 138
TRASK, R. L. (1993) A Dictionary of Grammatical Terms in Linguistics. New York: Routledge.


Wales 1989: 242
WALES, Katie. (1989) A Dictionary of Stylistics. London: Longman. 


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