Effects of disfluency in writing

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Effects of disfluency in writing. / Medimorec, Srdan; Risko, Evan F.

In: British Journal of Psychology, Vol. 107, No. 4, 01.11.2016, p. 625-650.

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Medimorec, Srdan ; Risko, Evan F. / Effects of disfluency in writing. In: British Journal of Psychology. 2016 ; Vol. 107, No. 4. pp. 625-650.

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