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Alternative questions : Distinguishing between negated and complementary disjuncts

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BELTRAMA, Andrea, Erlinde Johanne MEERTENS, Maribel ROMERO, 2020. Alternative questions : Distinguishing between negated and complementary disjuncts. In: Semantics and Pragmatics. Linguistic Society of America. 13, 5. eISSN 1937-8912. Available under: doi: 10.3765/sp.13.5

@article{Beltrama2020Alter-59473, title={Alternative questions : Distinguishing between negated and complementary disjuncts}, year={2020}, doi={10.3765/sp.13.5}, volume={13}, journal={Semantics and Pragmatics}, author={Beltrama, Andrea and Meertens, Erlinde Johanne and Romero, Maribel}, note={Article Number: 5} }

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