A fresh look at root infinitives from a cross-linguistic perspective

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KUPISCH, Tanja, Esther RINKE, 2008. A fresh look at root infinitives from a cross-linguistic perspective. In: Nordlyd : University of Tromsø Working Papers on Language and Linguistics. University of Tromsø. 34(3), pp. 87-109. ISSN 0332-7531. eISSN 1503-8599. Available under: doi: 10.7557/12.124

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