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**An Application of an Analogue of the Partition Function to the Evolution of Diglossia.** / Wyburn, John; Hayward, John.

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Wyburn, J & Hayward, J 2019, 'An Application of an Analogue of the Partition Function to the Evolution of Diglossia' *Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications*, cyfrol 516, PHYSA-181577, tt. 447-463. DOI: 10.1016/j.physa.2018.10.047

Wyburn, J., & Hayward, J. (2019). An Application of an Analogue of the Partition Function to the Evolution of Diglossia. *Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications*, *516*, 447-463. [PHYSA-181577]. DOI: 10.1016/j.physa.2018.10.047

Wyburn J, Hayward J. An Application of an Analogue of the Partition Function to the Evolution of Diglossia. Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications. 2019 Feb 15;516:447-463. PHYSA-181577. Ar gael o, DOI: 10.1016/j.physa.2018.10.047

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