Word order variation and foregrounding of complement clauses: Exploring the meaning of sentence adverbials as signals of word order

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Word order variation and foregrounding of complement clauses : Exploring the meaning of sentence adverbials as signals of word order. / Christensen, Tanya Karoli; Jensen, Torben Juel.

Language variation - European Perspectives: Selected papers from the Seventh International Conference on Language Variation in Europe (ICLaVE 7), Trondheim, June 2013. ed. / Eivin Thorgersen; Stian Hårstad; Brit Mæhlum; Unn Røyneland. Vol. V Amsterdam/Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2015. p. 69–86 (Studies in Language Variation).

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Christensen, TK & Jensen, TJ 2015, Word order variation and foregrounding of complement clauses: Exploring the meaning of sentence adverbials as signals of word order. in E Thorgersen, S Hårstad, B Mæhlum & U Røyneland (eds), Language variation - European Perspectives: Selected papers from the Seventh International Conference on Language Variation in Europe (ICLaVE 7), Trondheim, June 2013. vol. V, John Benjamins Publishing Company, Amsterdam/Philadelphia, Studies in Language Variation, pp. 69–86, 7th International Conference on Language Variation in Europe , Trondheim, Norway, 26/06/2013. https://doi.org/10.1075/silv.17.06kar

APA

Christensen, T. K., & Jensen, T. J. (2015). Word order variation and foregrounding of complement clauses: Exploring the meaning of sentence adverbials as signals of word order. In E. Thorgersen, S. Hårstad, B. Mæhlum, & U. Røyneland (Eds.), Language variation - European Perspectives: Selected papers from the Seventh International Conference on Language Variation in Europe (ICLaVE 7), Trondheim, June 2013 (Vol. V, pp. 69–86). Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company. Studies in Language Variation https://doi.org/10.1075/silv.17.06kar

Vancouver

Christensen TK, Jensen TJ. Word order variation and foregrounding of complement clauses: Exploring the meaning of sentence adverbials as signals of word order. In Thorgersen E, Hårstad S, Mæhlum B, Røyneland U, editors, Language variation - European Perspectives: Selected papers from the Seventh International Conference on Language Variation in Europe (ICLaVE 7), Trondheim, June 2013. Vol. V. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company. 2015. p. 69–86. (Studies in Language Variation). https://doi.org/10.1075/silv.17.06kar

Author

Christensen, Tanya Karoli ; Jensen, Torben Juel. / Word order variation and foregrounding of complement clauses : Exploring the meaning of sentence adverbials as signals of word order. Language variation - European Perspectives: Selected papers from the Seventh International Conference on Language Variation in Europe (ICLaVE 7), Trondheim, June 2013. editor / Eivin Thorgersen ; Stian Hårstad ; Brit Mæhlum ; Unn Røyneland. Vol. V Amsterdam/Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2015. pp. 69–86 (Studies in Language Variation).

Bibtex

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