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Towards a theory of description

Towards a theory of description

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Published by Yale University in New Haven (Conn.) .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementwith an introduction by Jeffrey Kittay.
SeriesYale French studies -- 61
ContributionsKittay, Jeffrey.
The Physical Object
Paginationv, 305p.
Number of Pages305
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14151906M

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