Language change in comparison : The (special) case of Raeto-Romance

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KAISER, Georg A., Franziska Maria HACK, 2013. Language change in comparison : The (special) case of Raeto-Romance. In: FLEISCHER, Jürg, ed. and others. Sprachwandelvergleich - Comparing diachronies. Berlin [u.a.]:De Gruyter, pp. 73-97. ISBN 978-3-11-031072-6. Available under: doi: 10.1515/9783110313468.73

@incollection{Kaiser2013Langu-25372, title={Language change in comparison : The (special) case of Raeto-Romance}, year={2013}, doi={10.1515/9783110313468.73}, number={550}, isbn={978-3-11-031072-6}, address={Berlin [u.a.]}, publisher={De Gruyter}, series={Linguistische Arbeiten}, booktitle={Sprachwandelvergleich - Comparing diachronies}, pages={73--97}, editor={Fleischer, Jürg}, author={Kaiser, Georg A. and Hack, Franziska Maria} }

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