Establishing a Sprachbund in the Western Lingnan region: conceptual and methodological issues

@article{Szeto2021EstablishingAS,
  title={Establishing a Sprachbund in the Western Lingnan region: conceptual and methodological issues},
  author={Pui Yiu Szeto and Chingduang Yurayong},
  journal={Folia Linguistica},
  year={2021},
  volume={56},
  pages={25 - 55}
}
Abstract It is well-known that Tai-Kadai languages have affected the typological profiles of Southern Sinitic varieties. For example, compared with their northern sisters, Southern Sinitic varieties display a stronger tendency towards head-initial structures, as in the N–N compounds for expressing the sex of animals and in post-verbal temporal adverbs. Given that the Tai-Kadai languages in China have been in contact with Sinitic for over two millennia, it is quite natural to find signs of… 
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