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Title: Linguistics in the Netherlands 2010
Edited By: Jacqueline van Kampen
Rick Nouwen
URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=AVT%2027
Series Title: Linguistics in the Netherlands 27
Description:

The 41st annual meeting of the Linguistics Society of the Netherlands took
place in Utrecht on February 6th, 2010. The annual meetings provide members
with the opportunity to report on their ongoing research.

At this year's meeting, 103 papers were presented, of which 22 were
submitted to the present volume. This volume contains a selection of these
papers, which present an overview of current research in a variety of
fields of linguistics.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9789027231703
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