Nomenclatural mutations : forms of address in Margaret Atwood's novels

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NISCHIK, Reingard, 1997. Nomenclatural mutations : forms of address in Margaret Atwood's novels. In: Orbis Litterarum. 52(5), pp. 329-351. ISSN 0105-7510. Available under: doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0730.1997.tb00034.x

@article{Nischik1997Nomen-16534, title={Nomenclatural mutations : forms of address in Margaret Atwood's novels}, year={1997}, doi={10.1111/j.1600-0730.1997.tb00034.x}, number={5}, volume={52}, issn={0105-7510}, journal={Orbis Litterarum}, pages={329--351}, author={Nischik, Reingard} }

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