The prosodic domain of Italian troncamento is not the clitic group

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MEINSCHAEFER, Judith, 2005. The prosodic domain of Italian troncamento is not the clitic group

@techreport{Meinschaefer2005proso-3788, series={Arbeitspapiere / Fachbereich Linguistik (bis 2018 Fachbereich Sprachwissenschaft)}, title={The prosodic domain of Italian troncamento is not the clitic group}, year={2005}, number={118}, author={Meinschaefer, Judith} }

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