Pro-drop in interrogatives across older Germanic and Romance languages

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COGNOLA, Federica, George WALKDEN, 2021. Pro-drop in interrogatives across older Germanic and Romance languages. In: WOLFE, Sam, ed., Christine MEKLENBORG, ed.. Continuity and Variation in Germanic and Romance. Oxford:Oxford University Press, pp. 97-136. ISBN 978-0-19-884116-6. Available under: doi: 10.1093/oso/9780198841166.003.0005

@incollection{Cognola2021Prodr-58698, title={Pro-drop in interrogatives across older Germanic and Romance languages}, year={2021}, doi={10.1093/oso/9780198841166.003.0005}, isbn={978-0-19-884116-6}, address={Oxford}, publisher={Oxford University Press}, booktitle={Continuity and Variation in Germanic and Romance}, pages={97--136}, editor={Wolfe, Sam and Meklenborg, Christine}, author={Cognola, Federica and Walkden, George} }

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