Altaicization and De-Altaicization of Japonic and Koreanic

  title={Altaicization and De-Altaicization of Japonic and Koreanic},
  author={Chingduang Yurayong and Pui Yiu Szeto},
This article discusses 40 grammatical features in Japonic and Koreanic in relation to their neighbouring languages in Northeast Asia. The data comprise 66 modern language varieties of 13 different linguistic affinities, and 12 historical languages (including Old and Middle Japanese and Old and Middle Korean). The results generated from a computational phylogenetic tool show a significant distance in the typological profiles of three main clades: Northeast Asian, Japonic-Koreanic, and Sinitic… 
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