An Article is a special kind of determiners. In English the and a/an are articles. They typically indicate if we are talking about some specific referent (e.g. 'the table'), or some item that hasn't been identified with a specific referent in the discourse (e..g a table). There are two major kinds of articles: definite and indefinite.
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- Crystal, D. (2008) Dictionary of Linguistics and Phonetics. 6th Edition. Wiley-Blackwell.