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“28 Palestinians Die”: A Cognitive Grammar Analysis of Mystification in Press Coverage of State Violence on the Gaza Border.

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“28 Palestinians Die” : A Cognitive Grammar Analysis of Mystification in Press Coverage of State Violence on the Gaza Border. / Hart, Christopher.

New Directions in Cognitive Grammar and Style. ed. / Marcello Giovanelli; Chloe Harrison; Louise Nuttall. Bloomsbury, 2020.

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Harvard

Hart, C 2020, “28 Palestinians Die”: A Cognitive Grammar Analysis of Mystification in Press Coverage of State Violence on the Gaza Border. in M Giovanelli, C Harrison & L Nuttall (eds), New Directions in Cognitive Grammar and Style. Bloomsbury.

APA

Hart, C. (Accepted/In press). “28 Palestinians Die”: A Cognitive Grammar Analysis of Mystification in Press Coverage of State Violence on the Gaza Border. In M. Giovanelli, C. Harrison, & L. Nuttall (Eds.), New Directions in Cognitive Grammar and Style Bloomsbury.

Vancouver

Hart C. “28 Palestinians Die”: A Cognitive Grammar Analysis of Mystification in Press Coverage of State Violence on the Gaza Border. In Giovanelli M, Harrison C, Nuttall L, editors, New Directions in Cognitive Grammar and Style. Bloomsbury. 2020

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Hart, Christopher. / “28 Palestinians Die” : A Cognitive Grammar Analysis of Mystification in Press Coverage of State Violence on the Gaza Border. New Directions in Cognitive Grammar and Style. editor / Marcello Giovanelli ; Chloe Harrison ; Louise Nuttall. Bloomsbury, 2020.

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