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Origins of language

Origins of language

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Published by Collegium Budapest in Budapest .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Language and languages -- Origin.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementedited by Jürgen Trabant.
    SeriesCollegium Budapest workshop series,, no. 2
    ContributionsTrabant, Jürgen.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsP116 .O75 1996
    The Physical Object
    Pagination219 p. :
    Number of Pages219
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL100302M
    ISBN 109638463473
    LC Control Number99214659

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