history of English counterfactuals by RafaЕ‚ Molencki

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Published by Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego in Katowice .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • English language -- Conditionals.,
  • Counterfactuals (Logic),
  • Conditionals (Logic)

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Book details

StatementRafał Molencki.
SeriesNeophilological linguistics,
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPE1441 .M65 1999
The Physical Object
Pagination351 p. ;
Number of Pages351
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6847138M
LC Control Number00349796

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