Mongghul, Mangghuer and beyond: estimating the proximity
Ilya Gruntov (Institute of Linguistics of the Russian Academy of Sciences / Yandex, Moscow); Olga Mazo (Russian State University for the Humanities / Higher School of Economics, Moscow)
Journal of Language Relationship, № 17/3-4, 2019 - p.210-232
The paperʼs chief goal is to evaluate the intensity of relations between various idioms of Mongolic languages within the Qinghai-Gansu Sprachbund, with special focus on Mangghuer and Mongghul dialects. On the basis of 58 grammatical and phonological shared innovations we attempt to deepen our understanding of the pathways and patterns of language change taking place in this area.
Keywords: Qinghai-Gansu Sprachbund, language contacts, Monguor language, Shirongolic languages, Mangghuer language, Mongghul language, Mongolic languages, shared innovations