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The nature of explanation in linguistic theory

The nature of explanation in linguistic theory

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Published by Center for the Study of Language and Information in Stanford, CA .
Written in English


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Statementedited by John Moore, Maria Polinsky.
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LC ClassificationsP
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 309 p. :
Number of Pages309
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Open LibraryOL22558738M
ISBN 101575864541


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