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Discourse presentation and point of view in "Cheating at Canasta" by William Trevor

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Discourse presentation and point of view in "Cheating at Canasta" by William Trevor. / Short, M.

Style, Rhetoric and Creativity in Language: In memory of Walter (Bill) Nash (1926-2015). ed. / Paul Simpson. Amsterdam : John Benjamins, 2019. p. 101-111 (Linguistic Approaches to Literature; Vol. 34).

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Short, M 2019, Discourse presentation and point of view in "Cheating at Canasta" by William Trevor. in P Simpson (ed.), Style, Rhetoric and Creativity in Language: In memory of Walter (Bill) Nash (1926-2015). Linguistic Approaches to Literature, vol. 34, John Benjamins, Amsterdam, pp. 101-111. https://doi.org/10.1075/lal.34.08sho

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Short, M. (2019). Discourse presentation and point of view in "Cheating at Canasta" by William Trevor. In P. Simpson (Ed.), Style, Rhetoric and Creativity in Language: In memory of Walter (Bill) Nash (1926-2015) (pp. 101-111). (Linguistic Approaches to Literature; Vol. 34). John Benjamins. https://doi.org/10.1075/lal.34.08sho

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Short M. Discourse presentation and point of view in "Cheating at Canasta" by William Trevor. In Simpson P, editor, Style, Rhetoric and Creativity in Language: In memory of Walter (Bill) Nash (1926-2015). Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 2019. p. 101-111. (Linguistic Approaches to Literature). https://doi.org/10.1075/lal.34.08sho

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Short, M. / Discourse presentation and point of view in "Cheating at Canasta" by William Trevor. Style, Rhetoric and Creativity in Language: In memory of Walter (Bill) Nash (1926-2015). editor / Paul Simpson. Amsterdam : John Benjamins, 2019. pp. 101-111 (Linguistic Approaches to Literature).

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