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How polish children switch from one case to another when using novel nouns: Challenges for models of inflectional morphology. / Krajewski, Grzegorz; Theakston, Anna L.; Lieven, Elena V M; Tomasello, Michael.

In: Language and Cognitive Processes, Vol. 26, No. 4-6, 05.2011, p. 830-861.

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Krajewski, Grzegorz ; Theakston, Anna L. ; Lieven, Elena V M ; Tomasello, Michael. / How polish children switch from one case to another when using novel nouns: Challenges for models of inflectional morphology. In: Language and Cognitive Processes. 2011 ; Vol. 26, No. 4-6. pp. 830-861.

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