Interactive Inner Asia Project
The project aims to provide a model lexicographic, demographic, and grammatical feature infrastructure, giving users tools to explore Inner Asia, its individual languages, and their contact and change. The convergence of unrelated languages in Inner Asia is as striking as that of the Balkans, yet the features of the area’s languages have hardly been compared. The area remains largely undocumented as a Sprachbund. Since most of the relevant Inner Asian languages are endangered, we have a narrow temporal opportunity in which to understand these interactions, in order to contribute to typological and contact theory.