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When can a language have adjectives? An implicational universal

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When can a language have adjectives? An implicational universal. / Rijkhoff, Jan.

Approaches to the Typology of Word Classes. red. / Petra M. Vogel; Bernard Comrie. Hardback. udg. Berlin/New York : Mouton de Gruyter, 1999. s. 217–257 (Empirical Appoaches to Language Typology, Bind 23).

Publikation: Bidrag til bog/antologi/rapport/proceedingBidrag til bog/antologiForskningpeer review

Harvard

Rijkhoff, J 1999, When can a language have adjectives? An implicational universal. i PM Vogel & B Comrie (red), Approaches to the Typology of Word Classes. Hardback udg, Mouton de Gruyter, Berlin/New York, Empirical Appoaches to Language Typology, bind 23, s. 217–257.

APA

Rijkhoff, J. (1999). When can a language have adjectives? An implicational universal. I P. M. Vogel, & B. Comrie (red.), Approaches to the Typology of Word Classes (Hardback udg., s. 217–257). Mouton de Gruyter. Empirical Appoaches to Language Typology Bind 23

CBE

Rijkhoff J. 1999. When can a language have adjectives? An implicational universal. Vogel PM, Comrie B, red. I Approaches to the Typology of Word Classes. Hardback udg. Berlin/New York: Mouton de Gruyter. s. 217–257. (Empirical Appoaches to Language Typology, Bind 23).

MLA

Rijkhoff, Jan "When can a language have adjectives? An implicational universal". og Vogel, Petra M. Comrie, Bernard (red.). Approaches to the Typology of Word Classes. Hardback udg., Berlin/New York: Mouton de Gruyter. (Empirical Appoaches to Language Typology, Bind 23). 1999, 217–257.

Vancouver

Rijkhoff J. When can a language have adjectives? An implicational universal. I Vogel PM, Comrie B, red., Approaches to the Typology of Word Classes. Hardback udg. Berlin/New York: Mouton de Gruyter. 1999. s. 217–257. (Empirical Appoaches to Language Typology, Bind 23).

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Rijkhoff, Jan. / When can a language have adjectives? An implicational universal. Approaches to the Typology of Word Classes. red. / Petra M. Vogel ; Bernard Comrie. Hardback. udg. Berlin/New York : Mouton de Gruyter, 1999. s. 217–257 (Empirical Appoaches to Language Typology, Bind 23).

Bibtex

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