Performance and competence in usage-based construction grammar

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Performance and competence in usage-based construction grammar. / Jensen, Kim Ebensgaard.

Towards a Multidisciplinary Perspective on Language Competence. red. / Rita Cancino; Lotte Dam. Aalborg : Aalborg Universitetsforlag, 2014. s. 157-188.

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Jensen, KE 2014, Performance and competence in usage-based construction grammar. i R Cancino & L Dam (red), Towards a Multidisciplinary Perspective on Language Competence. Aalborg Universitetsforlag, Aalborg, s. 157-188.

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Jensen, K. E. (2014). Performance and competence in usage-based construction grammar. I R. Cancino, & L. Dam (red.), Towards a Multidisciplinary Perspective on Language Competence (s. 157-188). Aalborg: Aalborg Universitetsforlag.

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Jensen KE. Performance and competence in usage-based construction grammar. I Cancino R, Dam L, red., Towards a Multidisciplinary Perspective on Language Competence. Aalborg: Aalborg Universitetsforlag. 2014. s. 157-188

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Jensen, Kim Ebensgaard. / Performance and competence in usage-based construction grammar. Towards a Multidisciplinary Perspective on Language Competence. red. / Rita Cancino ; Lotte Dam. Aalborg : Aalborg Universitetsforlag, 2014. s. 157-188

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