From case to topology: Changes in the Late Middle Danish case system and the reasons for them

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From case to topology : Changes in the Late Middle Danish case system and the reasons for them. / Hansen, Bjarne Simmelkjær Sandgaard.

I: North-Western European Language Evolution (NOWELE), Bind 74, Nr. 1, 2020.

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftKonferenceartikelForskningfagfællebedømt

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Hansen, BSS 2020, 'From case to topology: Changes in the Late Middle Danish case system and the reasons for them', North-Western European Language Evolution (NOWELE), bind 74, nr. 1.

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Hansen, B. S. S. (2020). From case to topology: Changes in the Late Middle Danish case system and the reasons for them. Manuskript afsendt til publicering.

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Hansen BSS. From case to topology: Changes in the Late Middle Danish case system and the reasons for them. North-Western European Language Evolution (NOWELE). 2020;74(1).

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Hansen, Bjarne Simmelkjær Sandgaard. / From case to topology : Changes in the Late Middle Danish case system and the reasons for them. I: North-Western European Language Evolution (NOWELE). 2020 ; Bind 74, Nr. 1.

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