Mark Janse on Hellenistic Greek

I have added eight works by Mark Janse to my Comprehensive Bibliography of Hellenistic Greek Linguistics. (Thanks to Mike Aubrey for providing the bibliographic information on six of them and a lead to the seventh.)

Dr. Janse is Research Professor in Asia Minor and Ancient Greek at Ghent University. He has written extensively about the history of Greek and related issues in Linguistics. The publications that I have added to the bibliography are ones that consciously apply a specific insight from Linguistics to the study of Greek from the Hellenistic period, or in one case from the Classical period where no similar work has yet been published for Hellinistic Greek.

Here are the items I added:

Janse, Mark. “Aspects of Bilingualism in the History of the Greek Language.” In: J.N. Adams, Mark Janse & Simon Swain (eds.), Bilingualism in Ancient Society. Language Contact and the Written Word. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002, 332-390.

________. “The Distribution of the Enclitic Personal Pronouns in New Tetament Greek in the Light of the Septuagint and the Modern Greek Dialects of Asia Minor: A Structural-Functional Analysis.” PhD. dissertation: Ghent University, Department of Latin and Greek.

This dissertation is available from Dissertations Abstracts International 58 (1997) 776-C. Ann Arbor, MI: University Microfilms International.

________. “La phrase segmentée en grec ancien. Le témoignage des enclitiques.” Bulletin de la Société de Linguistique de Paris 86.1 (1991) XIV-XVI. Paris: Klinck sieck.

________. “La position des pronoms presonnels enclitiques en grec neo-testamentaire a la lumiere des dialectes neo-helleniques. In C. Brixhe ed. La koine grecque antique I (1993), 83-121. Nancy: Presses Universitaires de Nancy.

________. “Phonological Aspects of Clisis in Ancient and Modern Greek.” Glotta 73 (1995-1996) 155-167. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht.

________. “The Prosodic Basis of Wackernagel’s Law.” In André Crochetière, Jean-Claude Boulanger & Conrad Ouellon (eds.), Les langues menacées. Actes du XVe Congrès international des linguistes, Québec, Université Laval, 9-14 août 1992. Sainte-Foy: Presses de l’Université Laval, 1993, Vol. 4, 19-22.

Originally presented as a paper at the 15th International Congress of Linguists, Quebec, August 9 to 14, 1992.

Creve, Sam, Mark Janse, and Kristoffel Demoen, “The Pauline Key Words πνεῦμα and σάρξ and their Translation.” Filología Neotestamentaria. Vol. 20 (2007), 15-31.

Mike Aubrey has himself done a good amount of work on Hellenistic Greek Clitics and reached similar conclusions. He has posted several discussions at ΕΝ ΕΦΕΣΩ.

5 Replies to “Mark Janse on Hellenistic Greek”

  1. I’m still trying to get something on to that bibliography…but Janse took my journal article topic! I’m looking to getting a hold of his dissertation to see if I can still make an original contribution. We’ll see.

    In other bibliographic news, there’s a new journal in town for 2011 with a Greek linguist as its editor:

    Journal of Historical Linguistics, edited by Silva Luraghi and Jóhanna Barðdal.

    Luraghi’s publications are HERE. Since most of her work on Greek is diachronic it almost always touches on the Hellenistic and Early Roman periods of the LXX and NT.

    1. Unfortunately, I have not had time to read Silva Luraghi’s publications. They look intriguing, especially this one:

      On the Meaning of Prepositions and Cases: The expression of semantic roles in Ancient Greek. Amsterdan/Philadelphia, Benjamins, 2003.

      The abstract strongly implies that it includes discussion of the Hellenistic Period. I hope it does.

      1. The final chapter contains a brief section on the Hellenistic Period, though its not terribly long. Unfortunately, there is no comparable work focusing only on Hellenistic Greek. I don’t own the book, but I did read it last summer after checking it out from a university library.

        Pietro Bortone’s brand new Greek Prepositions: From Antiquity to the Present may fill the gap slightly better, but I haven’t read enough of it to say for sure.

        1. I’ve been looking at Bartone’s book on Google Books. It’s surprisingly accessible. At nearly $100, though, I’m going to have to find it in a library to read the whole book.

          It is a very welcome addition, though, and I hope to find a copy soon.

        2. I hear you. The only reason I have a copy is because Oxford, quite graciously, sent me a review copy.

          I’m about 100 pages into it and I can confirm. It is probably the most accessible introduction to cognitive linguistic research on prepositions I’ve seen.

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