On the need for experimental syntax

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On the need for experimental syntax. / Christensen, Ken Ramshøj.

A Sound Approach to Language Matters: In Honor of Ocke-Schwen Bohn. ed. / Anne Mette Nyvad; Michaela Hejná; Anders Højen; Anna Bothe Jespersen; Mette Hjortshøj Sørensen. AU Library Scholarly Publishing Services, 2019. p. 373-384.

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Harvard

Christensen, KR 2019, On the need for experimental syntax. in AM Nyvad, M Hejná, A Højen, AB Jespersen & MH Sørensen (eds), A Sound Approach to Language Matters: In Honor of Ocke-Schwen Bohn. AU Library Scholarly Publishing Services, pp. 373-384. https://doi.org/10.7146/aul.322.218

APA

Christensen, K. R. (2019). On the need for experimental syntax. In A. M. Nyvad, M. Hejná, A. Højen, A. B. Jespersen, & M. H. Sørensen (Eds.), A Sound Approach to Language Matters: In Honor of Ocke-Schwen Bohn (pp. 373-384). AU Library Scholarly Publishing Services. https://doi.org/10.7146/aul.322.218

CBE

Christensen KR. 2019. On the need for experimental syntax. Nyvad AM, Hejná M, Højen A, Jespersen AB, Sørensen MH, editors. In A Sound Approach to Language Matters: In Honor of Ocke-Schwen Bohn. AU Library Scholarly Publishing Services. pp. 373-384. https://doi.org/10.7146/aul.322.218

MLA

Christensen, Ken Ramshøj "On the need for experimental syntax"., Nyvad, Anne Mette, Hejná, Michaela Højen, Anders Jespersen, Anna Bothe Sørensen, Mette Hjortshøj (editors). A Sound Approach to Language Matters: In Honor of Ocke-Schwen Bohn. Chapter 17, AU Library Scholarly Publishing Services. 2019, 373-384. https://doi.org/10.7146/aul.322.218

Vancouver

Christensen KR. On the need for experimental syntax. In Nyvad AM, Hejná M, Højen A, Jespersen AB, Sørensen MH, editors, A Sound Approach to Language Matters: In Honor of Ocke-Schwen Bohn. AU Library Scholarly Publishing Services. 2019. p. 373-384 https://doi.org/10.7146/aul.322.218

Author

Christensen, Ken Ramshøj. / On the need for experimental syntax. A Sound Approach to Language Matters: In Honor of Ocke-Schwen Bohn. editor / Anne Mette Nyvad ; Michaela Hejná ; Anders Højen ; Anna Bothe Jespersen ; Mette Hjortshøj Sørensen. AU Library Scholarly Publishing Services, 2019. pp. 373-384

Bibtex

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