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Native and nonnative English abstracts in contrast: a multidimensional move analysis

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Native and nonnative English abstracts in contrast : a multidimensional move analysis. / Xiao, Richard; Cao, Yan.

In: Belgian Journal of Linguistics, Vol. 27, No. 1, 2013, p. 111-134.

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Xiao, Richard ; Cao, Yan. / Native and nonnative English abstracts in contrast : a multidimensional move analysis. In: Belgian Journal of Linguistics. 2013 ; Vol. 27, No. 1. pp. 111-134.

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