Syntactic Microvariation

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BRANDNER, Eleonore, 2012. Syntactic Microvariation. In: Language and Linguistics Compass. 6(2), pp. 113-130. ISSN 1749-818X. eISSN 1749-818X. Available under: doi: 10.1002/lnc3.320

@article{Brandner2012Synta-24529, title={Syntactic Microvariation}, year={2012}, doi={10.1002/lnc3.320}, number={2}, volume={6}, issn={1749-818X}, journal={Language and Linguistics Compass}, pages={113--130}, author={Brandner, Eleonore} }

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