|Title||Морфологична класификация на определителния член в българския език|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1982|
|Journal||Съпоставително езикознание / Сопоставительное языкознание / Contrastive linguistics|
As а morphological category the definite article in Bulgarian is unusually difficult to classify in a way which is entirely satisfactory. The present paper discusses alternative solutions advocated by other linguists to classify the definite article as: 1) a member of the word class ‘particles’, 2) a derivational suffix, 3) a morphemic class of its own, on the same level as prefixes, roots, suffixes and endings. None of the three classifications is accepted, however, and a conclusion is drawn that the classification of the definite article as a flexional ending remains the best solution.