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STECHOW, Arnim von, Doris PENKA, Svetlana KRASIKOVA, 2006. Anankastic conditionals again. In: SOLSTAD, Torgrim, ed. and others. A Festschrift for Kjell Johan Sæbø : in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the celebration of his 50th birthday. Oslo:[Forfatterne], pp. 151-171. ISBN 978-82-997289-0-4

@incollection{Stechow2006Anank-17696, title={Anankastic conditionals again}, year={2006}, isbn={978-82-997289-0-4}, address={Oslo}, publisher={[Forfatterne]}, booktitle={A Festschrift for Kjell Johan Sæbø : in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the celebration of his 50th birthday}, pages={151--171}, editor={Solstad, Torgrim}, author={Stechow, Arnim von and Penka, Doris and Krasikova, Svetlana} }

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