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Word classes. / Hollmann, Willem Bernardus.

The Oxford Handbook of English Grammar. ed. / Bas Aarts; Jill Bowie; Gergana Popova. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2019. (Oxford Handbooks).

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Hollmann, WB 2019, Word classes. in B Aarts, J Bowie & G Popova (eds), The Oxford Handbook of English Grammar. Oxford Handbooks, Oxford University Press, Oxford. <https://global.oup.com/academic/product/the-oxford-handbook-of-english-grammar-9780198755104>

APA

Hollmann, W. B. (2019). Word classes. In B. Aarts, J. Bowie, & G. Popova (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of English Grammar (Oxford Handbooks). Oxford University Press. https://global.oup.com/academic/product/the-oxford-handbook-of-english-grammar-9780198755104

Vancouver

Hollmann WB. Word classes. In Aarts B, Bowie J, Popova G, editors, The Oxford Handbook of English Grammar. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2019. (Oxford Handbooks).

Author

Hollmann, Willem Bernardus. / Word classes. The Oxford Handbook of English Grammar. editor / Bas Aarts ; Jill Bowie ; Gergana Popova. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2019. (Oxford Handbooks).

Bibtex

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