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Typological Interaction in the Qinghai Linguistic Complex

  title={Typological Interaction in the Qinghai Linguistic Complex},
  author={Juha Antero Janhunen},
The Gansu or Hexi Corridor in the Upper Yellow River region forms the natural contact zone between four major cultural and linguistic realms: China þroper) in the east, Mongolia in the north, Turkestan in the west, and Tibet in the south. Populations and languages from these four regions have since ancient times penehated into Gansu, where they have been integrated into the local network of ethnolinguistic variation. In particular, the fragmentated landscape of the southem 

Typological variation across Mandarin dialects: An areal perspective with a quantitative approach

Abstract This study explores the range and diversity of the typological features of Mandarin, the largest dialect group within the Sinitic branch of the Sino-Tibetan family. Feeding the typological

Northwest Mandarin, Standard Chinese, and Tibetan elements in Wutun lexicon

Wutun is a distinct form of Northwest Mandarin spoken by approximately 4000 people in a rural area called Seng ge gshong (‘the valley of the lion’) in the Wutun language, or Wutun 五屯 in Standard

Intertwined model of syntactic borrowing in the Gansu-Qinghai linguistic area

This paper studies two grammatical cases in the Gansu-Qinghai linguistic area. Accusative-dative, a syncretic case largely attested in Sinitic languages, is also found in Bao’an and Tu, even if in a

Sinitic as a typological sandwich: revisiting the notions of Altaicization and Taicization

Abstract Decades of works dedicated to the description of (previously) lesser-known Sinitic languages have effectively dispelled the common myth that these languages share a single “universal Chinese

Revisiting the Amdo Sprachbund: Genes, languages, and beyond

This paper attempts to discuss the convergence phenomena in the Amdo Sprachbund in the light of genetic and cultural/religious factors. As an ethnolinguistically diverse region, the Amdo Sprachbund

On the reflexive-possessive markers in the Dongxiang language

Dongxiang is a language mainly spoken in the Autonomous District of southwest Gansu Province, People’s Republic of China. The Dongxiang nationality (東鄉族), as they are officially called, represents

Tibetan as a “model language” in the Amdo Sprachbund: evidence from Salar and Wutun

Abstract This paper outlines Tibetan morphosyntactic features transferred into two genetically unrelated and typologically distinct languages, Salar (Turkic) and Wutun (Sinitic), both spoken in the

The Transeurasian languages

The present contribution is concerned with the areal concentration of a number of linguistic features in the Transeurasian languages and its historical motivation. The label ‘Transeurasian’ was

Egophoricity and evidentiality: Different categories, similar discourse functions

This article discusses how evidential and egophoric making is used to manage knowledge in interaction. To this end, it analyzes interactional data from Wutun (mixed Sinitic, Northwest China) and

The sound system of Gangou from a comparative perspective

The purpose of this study is to present some aspects of the sound system of Gān’gōu Chinese, a Northwest Mandarin variety of the Amdo Sprachbund, and to compare them with other Northwest Mandarin



Altaic Elements in the Linxia Dialect: Contact-Induced Change on the Yellow River Plateau.

Language contact between the Han and non-Han languages of China has often been assumed to be unidirectional (i.e., Han > non-Han) and limited generally to lexical items, while morphosyntactic

Gangou Chinese Dialect : A comparative study of a strongly altaicized Chinese Dialect and its Mongolic neighbor

The Chinese dialect spoken in Gangou Hui Township, Minhe Hui and Monguor County, Qinghai, China is analyzed. An introduction to the local linguistic and ethnic situation and a discussion of

Aspects of the Phonologt of Amdo Tíbetan: Ndzorge Sæme Xyra Dialect

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Wutunhua chtttan

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