Constitutionalising Language: A Dialogue

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Constitutionalising Language: A Dialogue. / Abat Ninet, Antoni.

In: King´s Law Journal, Vol. 25, No. 2, 01.10.2014, p. 255-270.

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Abat Ninet, A 2014, 'Constitutionalising Language: A Dialogue', King´s Law Journal, vol. 25, no. 2, pp. 255-270. https://doi.org/10.5235/09615768.25.2.255

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Abat Ninet, A. (2014). Constitutionalising Language: A Dialogue. King´s Law Journal, 25(2), 255-270. https://doi.org/10.5235/09615768.25.2.255

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Abat Ninet A. Constitutionalising Language: A Dialogue. King´s Law Journal. 2014 Oct 1;25(2):255-270. https://doi.org/10.5235/09615768.25.2.255

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Abat Ninet, Antoni. / Constitutionalising Language: A Dialogue. In: King´s Law Journal. 2014 ; Vol. 25, No. 2. pp. 255-270.

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