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Debating the European constitution. On representations of Europe/the EU in the press. / Oberhuber, F.; Barenreuter, C.; Krzyzanowski, M.; Schonbauer, H.; Wodak, Ruth.

In: Journal of Language and Politics, Vol. 4, No. 2, 2005, p. 227-271.

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Oberhuber, F, Barenreuter, C, Krzyzanowski, M, Schonbauer, H & Wodak, R 2005, 'Debating the European constitution. On representations of Europe/the EU in the press.' Journal of Language and Politics, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 227-271. https://doi.org/10.1075/jlp.4.2.05obe

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Oberhuber, F., Barenreuter, C., Krzyzanowski, M., Schonbauer, H., & Wodak, R. (2005). Debating the European constitution. On representations of Europe/the EU in the press. Journal of Language and Politics, 4(2), 227-271. https://doi.org/10.1075/jlp.4.2.05obe

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Oberhuber, F. ; Barenreuter, C. ; Krzyzanowski, M. ; Schonbauer, H. ; Wodak, Ruth. / Debating the European constitution. On representations of Europe/the EU in the press. In: Journal of Language and Politics. 2005 ; Vol. 4, No. 2. pp. 227-271.

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