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Multiple wh-interrogatives in child heritage Romanian : On-line comprehension and production

Multiple wh-interrogatives in child heritage Romanian : On-line comprehension and production

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BENTEA, Anamaria, Theodoros MARINIS, 2022. Multiple wh-interrogatives in child heritage Romanian : On-line comprehension and production. In: Frontiers in Psychology. Frontiers Research Foundation. 13, 1018225. eISSN 1664-1078. Available under: doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2022.1018225

@article{Bentea2022Multi-59408, title={Multiple wh-interrogatives in child heritage Romanian : On-line comprehension and production}, year={2022}, doi={10.3389/fpsyg.2022.1018225}, volume={13}, journal={Frontiers in Psychology}, author={Bentea, Anamaria and Marinis, Theodoros}, note={Article Number: 1018225} }

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