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More refined typology and design in linguistic relativity: The case of motion event encoding

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More refined typology and design in linguistic relativity : The case of motion event encoding. / Bernabeu, Pablo; Tillman, Richard.

In: Dutch Journal of Applied Linguistics, Vol. 8, No. 2, 01.12.2019, p. 163 - 171.

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Bernabeu, Pablo ; Tillman, Richard. / More refined typology and design in linguistic relativity : The case of motion event encoding. In: Dutch Journal of Applied Linguistics. 2019 ; Vol. 8, No. 2. pp. 163 - 171.

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