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The remains of the Danes: The final stages of language shift in Sanpete County, Utah

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The remains of the Danes: The final stages of language shift in Sanpete County, Utah. / Kühl, Karoline; Peterson, Elizabeth.

In: Journal of Language Contact, Vol. 11, No. 2, 2018, p. 208-232.

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Kühl, K & Peterson, E 2018, 'The remains of the Danes: The final stages of language shift in Sanpete County, Utah' Journal of Language Contact, vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 208-232. DOI: doi 10.1163/19552629-01102003

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Kühl, K., & Peterson, E. (2018). The remains of the Danes: The final stages of language shift in Sanpete County, Utah. DOI: doi 10.1163/19552629-01102003

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Kühl K, Peterson E. The remains of the Danes: The final stages of language shift in Sanpete County, Utah. Journal of Language Contact. 2018;11(2):208-232. Available from, DOI: doi 10.1163/19552629-01102003

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Kühl, Karoline ; Peterson, Elizabeth. / The remains of the Danes: The final stages of language shift in Sanpete County, Utah. In: Journal of Language Contact. 2018 ; Vol. 11, No. 2. pp. 208-232

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