Mongghul, Mangghuer and beyond: estimating the proximity
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 lan-
guage change taking place in this area.