The Ambivalence of Authenticity, or How the Moldovan Language Was Made

  title={The Ambivalence of Authenticity, or How the Moldovan Language Was Made},
  author={Charles King},
  journal={Slavic Review},
  pages={117 - 142}
  • C. King
  • Published 1 March 1999
  • History
  • Slavic Review
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