‘It starts to explode.’ Phasal segmentation of contextualised events in L2 English

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‘It starts to explode.’ Phasal segmentation of contextualised events in L2 English. / Vanek, Norbert.

Tense-Aspect-Modality in a Second Language: Contemporary perspectives. ed. / Martin Howard; Pascale Leclercq. Amsterdam : John Benjamins, 2016. p. 143-180 (Studies in Bilingualism; No. 50).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Harvard

Vanek, N 2016, ‘It starts to explode.’ Phasal segmentation of contextualised events in L2 English. in M Howard & P Leclercq (eds), Tense-Aspect-Modality in a Second Language: Contemporary perspectives. Studies in Bilingualism, no. 50, John Benjamins, Amsterdam, pp. 143-180. <https://benjamins.com/#catalog/books/sibil.50.06van/details>

APA

Vanek, N. (2016). ‘It starts to explode.’ Phasal segmentation of contextualised events in L2 English. In M. Howard, & P. Leclercq (Eds.), Tense-Aspect-Modality in a Second Language: Contemporary perspectives (pp. 143-180). (Studies in Bilingualism; No. 50). John Benjamins. https://benjamins.com/#catalog/books/sibil.50.06van/details

Vancouver

Vanek N. ‘It starts to explode.’ Phasal segmentation of contextualised events in L2 English. In Howard M, Leclercq P, editors, Tense-Aspect-Modality in a Second Language: Contemporary perspectives. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 2016. p. 143-180. (Studies in Bilingualism; 50).

Author

Vanek, Norbert. / ‘It starts to explode.’ Phasal segmentation of contextualised events in L2 English. Tense-Aspect-Modality in a Second Language: Contemporary perspectives. editor / Martin Howard ; Pascale Leclercq. Amsterdam : John Benjamins, 2016. pp. 143-180 (Studies in Bilingualism; 50).

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