Transient multilingual communities as a field of investigation: Challenges and opportunities

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Transient multilingual communities as a field of investigation : Challenges and opportunities. / Mortensen, Janus.

I: Journal of Linguistic Anthropology, Bind 27, Nr. 3, 19.12.2017, s. 271-288.

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Mortensen, J 2017, 'Transient multilingual communities as a field of investigation: Challenges and opportunities', Journal of Linguistic Anthropology, bind 27, nr. 3, s. 271-288. https://doi.org/10.1111/jola.12170

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Mortensen, J. (2017). Transient multilingual communities as a field of investigation: Challenges and opportunities. Journal of Linguistic Anthropology, 27(3), 271-288. https://doi.org/10.1111/jola.12170

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Mortensen J. Transient multilingual communities as a field of investigation: Challenges and opportunities. Journal of Linguistic Anthropology. 2017 dec 19;27(3):271-288. https://doi.org/10.1111/jola.12170

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Mortensen, Janus. / Transient multilingual communities as a field of investigation : Challenges and opportunities. I: Journal of Linguistic Anthropology. 2017 ; Bind 27, Nr. 3. s. 271-288.

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