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Keyness : words, parts-of-speech and semantic categories in the character-talk of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.

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Keyness : words, parts-of-speech and semantic categories in the character-talk of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. / Culpeper, Jonathan.

In: International Journal of Corpus Linguistics, Vol. 14, No. 1, 2009, p. 29-59.

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Culpeper J. Keyness : words, parts-of-speech and semantic categories in the character-talk of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. International Journal of Corpus Linguistics. 2009;14(1):29-59. doi: 10.1075/ijcl.14.1.03cul

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