The difficult mountain: enriched composition in adjective-noun phrases.

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The difficult mountain: enriched composition in adjective-noun phrases. / Frisson, Steven; Pickering, MJ; McElree, B.

In: Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, Vol. 18, No. 6, 09.08.2011, p. 1172-1179.

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Frisson, Steven ; Pickering, MJ ; McElree, B. / The difficult mountain: enriched composition in adjective-noun phrases. In: Psychonomic Bulletin & Review. 2011 ; Vol. 18, No. 6. pp. 1172-1179.

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