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Journal Title: Nordic Journal of Linguistics
Volume/Issue:   36/1
Date: 2013
Table of Contents: Note from the Editors
by Gunnar Ólafur Hansson, Matti Miestamo, Catherine Ringen, Marit Westergaard, Sten Vikner
pp 1-2

Relative inversion and non-verb-initial imperatives in Early Modern Swedish
by Erik Magnusson Petzell
pp 27-55

Two types of case variation
by Jóhannes Gísli Jónsson
pp 5-25

Estonian conditional clauses: The degree of hypotheticality and the link to temporal and concessive clauses
by Helen Plado
pp 57-88

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Estonian
Icelandic
Swedish
 
LL Issue: 24.2466