Information Structure and Language Change

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ECKARDT, Regine, Augustin SPEYER, 2014. Information Structure and Language Change. In: FÉRY, Caroline, ed., Shinichiro ISHIHARA, ed.. The Oxford Handbook of Information Structure. Oxford:Oxford University Press, pp. 503-519. ISBN 978-0-19-964267-0. Available under: doi: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199642670.013.23

@incollection{Eckardt2014Infor-37839, title={Information Structure and Language Change}, year={2014}, doi={10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199642670.013.23}, isbn={978-0-19-964267-0}, address={Oxford}, publisher={Oxford University Press}, booktitle={The Oxford Handbook of Information Structure}, pages={503--519}, editor={Féry, Caroline and Ishihara, Shinichiro}, author={Eckardt, Regine and Speyer, Augustin} }

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