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Topic, focus and generative semantics by Petr Sgall

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Published by Scriptor Verlag in Kronberg Taunus .
Written in English


  • Semantics.,
  • Generative grammar.

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Bibliography: p. 259-281.

Statement[by] Petr Sgall, Eva Hajičová [and] Eva Benešová.
SeriesForschungen Linguistik und Kommunikationswissenschaft,, 1
ContributionsHajičová, Eva, joint author., Benešová, Eva, joint author.
LC ClassificationsP325 .S45
The Physical Object
Pagination327 p.
Number of Pages327
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5087839M
ISBN 103589000341
LC Control Number74159188

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