The Independent Partitive as an Eastern Circum-Baltic isogloss

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SERŽANT, Ilja A., 2015. The Independent Partitive as an Eastern Circum-Baltic isogloss. In: Journal of Language Contact. 8(2), pp. 341-418. ISSN 1877-4091. eISSN 1955-2629. Available under: doi: 10.1163/19552629-00802006

@article{Serzant2015-02-27Indep-45121, title={The Independent Partitive as an Eastern Circum-Baltic isogloss}, year={2015}, doi={10.1163/19552629-00802006}, number={2}, volume={8}, issn={1877-4091}, journal={Journal of Language Contact}, pages={341--418}, author={Seržant, Ilja A.} }

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