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

@article{Szeto2018TypologicalVA,
  title={Typological variation across Mandarin dialects: An areal perspective with a quantitative approach},
  author={Pui Yiu Szeto and Umberto Ansaldo and Stephen Matthews},
  journal={Linguistic Typology},
  year={2018},
  volume={22},
  pages={233 - 275}
}
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 data of 42 Sinitic varieties into the phylogenetic program NeighborNet, we obtained network diagrams suggesting a north-south divide in the Mandarin dialect group, where dialects within the Amdo Sprachbund cluster at one end and those in the Far Southern area cluster at the other end, highlighting… 

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