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Internationalisation of higher education and nation building : resolving language policy dilemmas in Lithuania. / Bulajeva, Tatjana; Hogan-Brun, Gabrielle.

In: Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, Vol. 35, No. 4, 01.01.2014, p. 318-331.

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Bulajeva, Tatjana ; Hogan-Brun, Gabrielle. / Internationalisation of higher education and nation building : resolving language policy dilemmas in Lithuania. In: Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development. 2014 ; Vol. 35, No. 4. pp. 318-331.

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