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Towards a semantics of linguistic time exploring some basic time concepts with special reference to English and Krio by Johan Nordlander

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Published by Umeå Univsity, Disbributed by Swedish Science Press in [Umeå], Uppsala, Sweden .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • English language -- Temporal constructions.,
  • English language -- Grammar, Comparative -- Krio.,
  • Krio language -- Grammar, Comparative -- English.,
  • Krio language -- Temporal constructions.,
  • English language -- Verbals.,
  • Krio language -- Verbals.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementJohan Nordlander.
SeriesActa Universitatis Umensis., 134
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPE1301 .N67 1997
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 196 p. :
Number of Pages196
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL415099M
ISBN 109171912614
LC Control Number98118072
OCLC/WorldCa36667715

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