Language contact and V3 in Germanic varieties new and old

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WALKDEN, George, 2017. Language contact and V3 in Germanic varieties new and old. In: The Journal of Comparative Germanic Linguistics. 20(1), pp. 49-81. ISSN 1383-4924. eISSN 1572-8552. Available under: doi: 10.1007/s10828-017-9084-2

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