Resolving ambiguity of demonstrative use in Kamas

  • Gerson Klumpp Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics, University of Tartu
Keywords: Kamas, demonstratives, discourse pragmatics


The purpose of the present paper is to establish pragmatic criteria which help in parsing syntactically ambiguous instances of a sequence of demonstrative pronoun and noun (D_N) in the Kamas text corpus. The paper also gives an account of the Kamas demonstrative system as encountered in the grammatical, lexical and text records.