Language Change and Language Structure: Older Germanic Languages in a Comparative Perspective

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Toril Swan, Endre Mørck, Endre Moirck, Olaf Jansen, Olaf Jansen Westvik
Walter de Gruyter, 1994 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 346 pages

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