oa Botswana Notes & Records - The demonstrative: A comparative survey

Volume 16, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0525-5090



The aim of this paper is twofold. First of all it is aimed at critically evaluating the classification of the demonstrative, considering whether it is a form class or a function class. Using this demonstrative as an example and bearing in mind that linguistic theory should be concerned with the justification of grammar, this paper also aims at attempting to help clear the confusion that exists in our grammars between morphology on the one hand and syntax on the other.

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