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Central modals in an aviation corpus : frequency and distribution. / Gabrielatos, Costas; Sarmento, Simone.

In: Letras de Hoje, Vol. 41, No. 2, 2006, p. 215-240.

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Gabrielatos, C & Sarmento, S 2006, 'Central modals in an aviation corpus : frequency and distribution.', Letras de Hoje, vol. 41, no. 2, pp. 215-240.

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Gabrielatos, C., & Sarmento, S. (2006). Central modals in an aviation corpus : frequency and distribution. Letras de Hoje, 41(2), 215-240.

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Gabrielatos C, Sarmento S. Central modals in an aviation corpus : frequency and distribution. Letras de Hoje. 2006;41(2):215-240.

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Gabrielatos, Costas ; Sarmento, Simone. / Central modals in an aviation corpus : frequency and distribution. In: Letras de Hoje. 2006 ; Vol. 41, No. 2. pp. 215-240.

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