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Refining current insights into the wh-in-situ interrogative construction in French : the case of Contemporary Hexagonal French

Refining current insights into the wh-in-situ interrogative construction in French : the case of Contemporary Hexagonal French

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ZIMMERMANN, Michael, Katharina KAISER, 2019. Refining current insights into the wh-in-situ interrogative construction in French : the case of Contemporary Hexagonal French. In: Romanistisches Jahrbuch. De Gruyter. 70(1), pp. 123-157. ISSN 0080-3898. eISSN 1613-0413. Available under: doi: 10.1515/roja-2019-0005

@article{Zimmermann2019Refin-49124, title={Refining current insights into the wh-in-situ interrogative construction in French : the case of Contemporary Hexagonal French}, year={2019}, doi={10.1515/roja-2019-0005}, number={1}, volume={70}, issn={0080-3898}, journal={Romanistisches Jahrbuch}, pages={123--157}, author={Zimmermann, Michael and Kaiser, Katharina} }

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