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DET: determiner

####Definition Determiners are words that modify nouns or noun phrases and express the reference of the noun phrase in context. In Norwegian, most determiners agree with the nominal head in terms of gender and number, e.g. min bil “my car”, mitt barn “my child”, mine barn “my children”. We distinguish three main types of determiners: possessive, demonstrative and quantifying.

Possessive

Possessive determiners agree in gender and number with the noun the modify, their form varies depending on person. In Norwegian, possessive determiners usually precede their head noun, but may occur after the head noun when the noun is in the definite form, e.g. bilen hans “his car”

Demonstrative

Demonstrative determiners agree in gender and number with the noun the modify. This group of determiners include the interrogative hvilken “which”. The demonstratives may only precede the noun they modify.

Quantifying

The quantifying pronouns are a heterogenous group of determiners which all occur before the noun they modify. Some of these agree with their nominal head (like articles and indefinite determiners) and some do not.

####References Jan Terje Faarlund, Svein Lie and Kjell Ivar Vannebo. 1997. “Norsk referansegrammatikk”. Universitetsforlaget, Oslo, Norway.


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