Reportative deontic modality in English and German

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BOCHNAK, M. Ryan, Eva CSIPAK, 2018. Reportative deontic modality in English and German. Sinn und Bedeutung 21. Edinburgh, Sep 4, 2016 - Sep 6, 2016. In: TRUSWELL, Robert, ed. and others. Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 21, pp. 199-214

@inproceedings{Bochnak2018Repor-44113, title={Reportative deontic modality in English and German}, url={}, year={2018}, booktitle={Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 21}, pages={199--214}, editor={Truswell, Robert}, author={Bochnak, M. Ryan and Csipak, Eva} }

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