Corpus-methodology and discursive conceptualizations of depression

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Corpus-methodology and discursive conceptualizations of depression. / Jensen, Kim Ebensgaard.

Reimagining Communication : Meaning. red. / Michael Filimowicz; Veronika Tzankova. London : Routledge, 2020. s. 64-82 (Reimagining Communication).

Publikation: Bidrag til bog/antologi/rapportBidrag til bog/antologiForskningfagfællebedømt

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Jensen, KE 2020, Corpus-methodology and discursive conceptualizations of depression. i M Filimowicz & V Tzankova (red), Reimagining Communication : Meaning. Routledge, London, Reimagining Communication, s. 64-82.

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Jensen, K. E. (2020). Corpus-methodology and discursive conceptualizations of depression. I M. Filimowicz, & V. Tzankova (red.), Reimagining Communication : Meaning (s. 64-82). London: Routledge. Reimagining Communication

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Jensen KE. Corpus-methodology and discursive conceptualizations of depression. I Filimowicz M, Tzankova V, red., Reimagining Communication : Meaning. London: Routledge. 2020. s. 64-82. (Reimagining Communication).

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Jensen, Kim Ebensgaard. / Corpus-methodology and discursive conceptualizations of depression. Reimagining Communication : Meaning. red. / Michael Filimowicz ; Veronika Tzankova. London : Routledge, 2020. s. 64-82 (Reimagining Communication).

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