Impersonal constructions in northern Occitan

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KAISER, Georg A., Michèle OLIVIÉRI, Katerina PALASIS, 2013. Impersonal constructions in northern Occitan. In: CARRILHO, Ernestina, ed. and others. "Current Approaches to Limits. Newcastle upon Tyne:Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 345-367. ISBN 978-1-4438-4757-5

@incollection{Kaiser2013Imper-25371, title={Impersonal constructions in northern Occitan}, year={2013}, isbn={978-1-4438-4757-5}, address={Newcastle upon Tyne}, publisher={Cambridge Scholars Publishing}, booktitle={"Current Approaches to Limits}, pages={345--367}, editor={Carrilho, Ernestina}, author={Kaiser, Georg A. and Oliviéri, Michèle and Palasis, Katerina} }

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