The Conservativity of Many : Split Scope and Most

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ROMERO, Maribel, 2018. The Conservativity of Many : Split Scope and Most. In: Topoi. 37(3), pp. 393-404. ISSN 0167-7411. eISSN 1572-8749. Available under: doi: 10.1007/s11245-017-9477-5

@article{Romero2018-09Conse-43338, title={The Conservativity of Many : Split Scope and Most}, year={2018}, doi={10.1007/s11245-017-9477-5}, number={3}, volume={37}, issn={0167-7411}, journal={Topoi}, pages={393--404}, author={Romero, Maribel} }

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