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Dialogues in solitude: the discursive structures and social functions of male toilet graffiti

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Dialogues in solitude : the discursive structures and social functions of male toilet graffiti. / Whiting, Sam; Koller, Veronika.

Lancaster University : Centre for Language in Social Life (CLSL), 2007.

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Whiting S, Koller V. Dialogues in solitude: the discursive structures and social functions of male toilet graffiti. Lancaster University: Centre for Language in Social Life (CLSL). 2007.

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Whiting, Sam ; Koller, Veronika. / Dialogues in solitude : the discursive structures and social functions of male toilet graffiti. Lancaster University : Centre for Language in Social Life (CLSL), 2007.

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