Q-particles and islands in Sinhala wh- and polar questions

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ROMERO, Maribel, Erlinde MEERTENS, 2022. Q-particles and islands in Sinhala wh- and polar questions. In: Acta Linguistica Academica. Akadémiai Kiadó. 69(1), pp. 104-127. ISSN 2559-8201. eISSN 2560-1016. Available under: doi: 10.1556/2062.2022.00470

@article{Romero2022Qpart-57336, title={Q-particles and islands in Sinhala wh- and polar questions}, year={2022}, doi={10.1556/2062.2022.00470}, number={1}, volume={69}, issn={2559-8201}, journal={Acta Linguistica Academica}, pages={104--127}, author={Romero, Maribel and Meertens, Erlinde} }

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