Language atlas of South Africa

a theoretical introduction by EsmeМЃ Du Preez

Publisher: Human Sciences Research Council in Pretoria

Written in English
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Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 75-90.

StatementEsmé du Preez.
SeriesSoling ;, 13, Verslag Soling ;, 13.
LC ClassificationsPL8021.S6 D8 1987
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 90 p. :
Number of Pages90
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2249540M
ISBN 100796905630
LC Control Number89125457

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