Language-specific perspectives in reference to time in the discourse of Czech, English and Hungarian speakers

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Language-specific perspectives in reference to time in the discourse of Czech, English and Hungarian speakers. / Vanek, Norbert.

Space and Time in Languages and Cultures: Linguistic diversity. ed. / Luna Filipović; Katarzyna Jaszczolt. Amsterdam : John Benjamins, 2012. p. 135-156 (Human Cognitive Processing 36).

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Vanek, N 2012, Language-specific perspectives in reference to time in the discourse of Czech, English and Hungarian speakers. in L Filipović & K Jaszczolt (eds), Space and Time in Languages and Cultures: Linguistic diversity. Human Cognitive Processing 36, John Benjamins, Amsterdam, pp. 135-156. https://doi.org/10.1075/hcp.36.09van

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Vanek, N. (2012). Language-specific perspectives in reference to time in the discourse of Czech, English and Hungarian speakers. In L. Filipović, & K. Jaszczolt (Eds.), Space and Time in Languages and Cultures: Linguistic diversity (pp. 135-156). (Human Cognitive Processing 36). Amsterdam: John Benjamins. https://doi.org/10.1075/hcp.36.09van

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Vanek N. Language-specific perspectives in reference to time in the discourse of Czech, English and Hungarian speakers. In Filipović L, Jaszczolt K, editors, Space and Time in Languages and Cultures: Linguistic diversity. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 2012. p. 135-156. (Human Cognitive Processing 36). https://doi.org/10.1075/hcp.36.09van

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Vanek, Norbert. / Language-specific perspectives in reference to time in the discourse of Czech, English and Hungarian speakers. Space and Time in Languages and Cultures: Linguistic diversity. editor / Luna Filipović ; Katarzyna Jaszczolt. Amsterdam : John Benjamins, 2012. pp. 135-156 (Human Cognitive Processing 36).

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