Артикли в рутульском языке
Numeral ‘one’ and demonstratives are usual sources of grammaticalization of articles in the languages of the world. Rutul numeral sa ‘one’ and demonstratives are widely used in texts in functions close to those of articles. Rutul data show that even though it is questionable whether sa can be considered an article, it can be considered a referential marker. On the other hands, demonstratives do not have properties which would be crucial for defining them as articles. They, therefore, are not considered articles.