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Title: Actes du XXIXème Colloque International de Linguistique Fonctionnelle, Helsinki 2005
Edited By: Juhani Härmä
Eva Havu
Mervi Helkkula-Lukkarinen
Meri Larjavaara
Mari Lehtinen
Ulla Susanna Tuomarla
URL: http://www.helsinki.fi/romaanisetkielet/pdf_laitos/SILF_mainos.pdf
Series Title: Publications du Département des langues romanes de l'Université de Helsinki, vol. 18
Description:

Le XXIXème Colloque International de Linguistique Fonctionnelle s'est tenu
à Helsinki du 21 au 24 septembre 2005. Il avait pour thèmes principaux
"Créativité et figement" et "Situations linguistiques complexes et contacts
de langues".

Ce volume contient 51 articles basés sur les communications présentées au
colloque, dont deux conférences plénières faites par Christiane
Marchello-Nizia et Jan-Ola Östman.

Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: Department of Romance Languages, University of Helsinki
Review: Not available for review. If you would like to review a book on The LINGUIST List, please login to view the AFR list.
BibTex: View BibTex record
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Sociolinguistics
Typology
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9789521038150
Pages: 277
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