Cross-domain variation in the X itself as a grammatical construction

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Cross-domain variation in the X itself as a grammatical construction. / Jensen, Kim Ebensgaard.

I: Cognitive Linguistic Studies, Bind 3, Nr. 2, 2016, s. 177–206.

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Jensen, KE 2016, 'Cross-domain variation in the X itself as a grammatical construction', Cognitive Linguistic Studies, bind 3, nr. 2, s. 177–206. https://doi.org/10.1075/cogls.3.2.01ebe

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Jensen, K. E. (2016). Cross-domain variation in the X itself as a grammatical construction. Cognitive Linguistic Studies, 3(2), 177–206. https://doi.org/10.1075/cogls.3.2.01ebe

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Jensen KE. Cross-domain variation in the X itself as a grammatical construction. Cognitive Linguistic Studies. 2016;3(2):177–206. https://doi.org/10.1075/cogls.3.2.01ebe

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Jensen, Kim Ebensgaard. / Cross-domain variation in the X itself as a grammatical construction. I: Cognitive Linguistic Studies. 2016 ; Bind 3, Nr. 2. s. 177–206.

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