Generative studies in historical linguistics
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Published by Linguistic Research in Edmonton .
Written in English

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Part of the proceedings of a conference on "The role of generative theory in historical linguistics" held at the University of North Carolina, 25-26 April 1969.

Statementedited by Mária Tsiapera.
SeriesCurrent inquiry into language and linguistics -- 2
ContributionsTsiapera, Mária., Role of generative theory in historical linguistics (Colloquium) (1969 : University of North Carolina)
The Physical Object
Pagination87p. ;
Number of Pages87
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Open LibraryOL20992812M

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