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Published by Garland Pub. in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Grammar, Comparative and general -- Interrogative.,
  • Montague grammar.,
  • French language -- Interrogative.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. [177]-185.

StatementPaul Hirschbühler.
SeriesOutstanding dissertations in linguistics
Classifications
LC ClassificationsP299.I57 H5 1985
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 185 p. ;
Number of Pages185
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2532515M
ISBN 100824054490
LC Control Number85013192

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