From community to conversation - and back: Exploring the interpersonal potentials of two generic pronouns in Danish

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From community to conversation - and back : Exploring the interpersonal potentials of two generic pronouns in Danish. / Fosgerau, Christina Fogtmann; Jensen, Torben Juel; Nielsen, Søren Beck.

I: Acta Linguistica Hafniensia: International Journal of Linguistics , Bind 41, 2009, s. 116-142.

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningfagfællebedømt

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Fosgerau, CF, Jensen, TJ & Nielsen, SB 2009, 'From community to conversation - and back: Exploring the interpersonal potentials of two generic pronouns in Danish', Acta Linguistica Hafniensia: International Journal of Linguistics , bind 41, s. 116-142. https://doi.org/10.1080/03740460903364151

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Fosgerau, C. F., Jensen, T. J., & Nielsen, S. B. (2009). From community to conversation - and back: Exploring the interpersonal potentials of two generic pronouns in Danish. Acta Linguistica Hafniensia: International Journal of Linguistics , 41, 116-142. https://doi.org/10.1080/03740460903364151

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Fosgerau CF, Jensen TJ, Nielsen SB. From community to conversation - and back: Exploring the interpersonal potentials of two generic pronouns in Danish. Acta Linguistica Hafniensia: International Journal of Linguistics . 2009;41:116-142. https://doi.org/10.1080/03740460903364151

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Fosgerau, Christina Fogtmann ; Jensen, Torben Juel ; Nielsen, Søren Beck. / From community to conversation - and back : Exploring the interpersonal potentials of two generic pronouns in Danish. I: Acta Linguistica Hafniensia: International Journal of Linguistics . 2009 ; Bind 41. s. 116-142.

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