In contrast to the aforementioned Nganasan-Evenki parallels which are presumably of older age, Nganasan-Dolgan linguistic contacts continued at least until the mid of the 20th century, especially among the Vadeev Nganasan who have been living in more proximity to Dolgans. Further, ethnological and historical documents as well as reliable ethnographic data from the 1930s collected by Popov and Dolgix make the investigation of Nganasan-Dolgan contacts easier.
Instead, for every instance, a good morphosyntactic parallel in Evenki or Dolgan can be found.
First, the linguistic diversity on the Taimyr Peninsula is clearly greater than the Siberian average because speakers whose languages belong to four different language families, Tundra Nenets, Forest Enets, Tundra Enets, Nganasan (all Samoyedic, Uralic), Dolgan (Turkic), Evenki (Tungusic), Russian (Indo-European) as well as Taimyr Pidgin Russian aka Govorka have met.
For Dolgan and Forest Enets, several grammars and grammar sketches, textual materials and dictionaries are available ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] 1985; [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] 2001a; 2001b; [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] 2010; Siegl 2013; Siegl, Riessler 2015).
For each feature I offer a potential parallel in either Evenki or Dolgan. Whether these features are indeed the outcome of language contact will nevertheless remain speculative, especially for traditional practitioners of historical-comparative Samoyedology.
Predicative conjugation of nouns and adjectives in Nganasan and its Dolgan parallels
They include: Altaians, Buryatians, Dolgans
, Koryaks, Kumandins, Mansi, Selkups, Tuvinians, Khakasians, Nenets, Hunts, Evenks and Russians.
2000 `Land Tenure and Economic Change among the Dolgans
and Nganasan' Paper presented at the workshop on `Postsocialisms in the Russian North', Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle/Salle, Germany, 9 November 2000