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The Syntax of be like Quotatives

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The Syntax of be like Quotatives. / Haddican, William; Zweig, Eytan; Johnson, Daniel Ezra.

Proceedings of the 29th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics. Cascadilla Proceedings Project, 2012. p. 81-89.

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Haddican, W, Zweig, E & Johnson, DE 2012, The Syntax of be like Quotatives. in Proceedings of the 29th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics. Cascadilla Proceedings Project, pp. 81-89. <http://www.lingref.com/cpp/wccfl/29/paper2690.pdf>

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Haddican, W., Zweig, E., & Johnson, D. E. (2012). The Syntax of be like Quotatives. In Proceedings of the 29th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics (pp. 81-89). Cascadilla Proceedings Project. http://www.lingref.com/cpp/wccfl/29/paper2690.pdf

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Haddican W, Zweig E, Johnson DE. The Syntax of be like Quotatives. In Proceedings of the 29th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics. Cascadilla Proceedings Project. 2012. p. 81-89

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Haddican, William ; Zweig, Eytan ; Johnson, Daniel Ezra. / The Syntax of be like Quotatives. Proceedings of the 29th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics. Cascadilla Proceedings Project, 2012. pp. 81-89

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