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Pro-drop in interrogatives and declaratives : A parallel study of Old High German and Old Italian

Pro-drop in interrogatives and declaratives : A parallel study of Old High German and Old Italian

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COGNOLA, Federica, George WALKDEN, 2019. Pro-drop in interrogatives and declaratives : A parallel study of Old High German and Old Italian. In: Linguistik Online. 100(7), pp. 95-140. eISSN 1615-3014. Available under: doi: 10.13092/lo.100.6020

@article{Cognola2019Prodr-48172, title={Pro-drop in interrogatives and declaratives : A parallel study of Old High German and Old Italian}, year={2019}, doi={10.13092/lo.100.6020}, number={7}, volume={100}, journal={Linguistik Online}, pages={95--140}, author={Cognola, Federica and Walkden, George} }

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