Bibliography

  • Bakker, Egbert J., ed. 2010. A companion to the Ancient Greek language. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Thirty-seven essays in seven sections, which provide an up-to-date and reliable account of core linguistic areas and a range of related literary, cultural, and sociolinguistic topics.
  • Christidis, Anastasios-Phoivos, ed. 2007. A history of Ancient Greek: From the beginnings to Late Antiquity. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge Univ. Press.
  • A massive volume of around 130 essays on every conceivable subject. Some of the essays are very short, however, and quality is uneven: some are by international experts and give an excellent overview, while others contain errors and absurdities.
  • Colvin, Stephen C. 2007. A historical Greek reader: Mycenaean to the koiné. Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press.
  • A selection of epigraphic and literary texts with translation and linguistic commentary.
  • Horrocks, Geoffrey. 2010. Greek: A history of the language and its speakers. 2d ed. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.
  • An excellent account of the language in three sections: Ancient (Mycenae to the Roman Empire), Byzantium (Constantine I to 1453), and Modern. Linguistic developments are illustrated by copious numbers of texts with translation and discussion.
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  • Acson, Veneeta. "A diachronic view of case-marking systems in Greek: a localistic-lexicase analysis." Ph.D. dissertation, University of Hawaii, 1979.
  • Download this dissertation (PDF) or read it online.
  • Adrados, Francisco R. Nueva Syntaxis del Griego Antiguo. Madrid: Editorial Gredos, 1992.
  • Covers classical Greek using European structuralist assumptions.
  • Allan, Rutger J. The Middle Voice in Ancient Greek: A Study of Polysemy. Amsterdam Studies in Classical Philology. Brill Academic Publishers, 2003.
  • This book, the published version of Dr. Allan's dissertation, treats the middle voice in Homer and the classical period. No similar work has yet been done on the hellenistic period. Download the dissertation (PDF).
  • Allen, W. Sidney. Accent and Rhythm: Prosodic Features of Latin and Greek: A Study in Theory and Reconstruction (Cambridge Studies in Linguistics)  . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009.
  • Allen, W. Sidney. Vox Graeca: The Pronunciation of Classical Greek . 3rd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1987.
  • Although this book treats the pronunciation of Classical Greek, it represents a type of work that needs to be applied to Hellenistic Greek.
  • Andrews, Avery. "Case agreement of predicate modifiers in ancient Greek." Linguistic Inquiry, 2 (1971), 127-152.
  • Apollonius Dyscolus, 2nd century.Apollonius Dyscolus: The Syntax of Apollonius Dyscolus (Studies in the History of the Language Sciences) . Amsterdam: Benjamins, 1981.
  • The 2nd century Syntax of Apollonius Dyscolus is included here because of the insight it can provide into the way certain grammatical issues were viewed at that time.
  • Armstrong, D. "The ancient Greek aorist as the aspect of countable action." In Syntax and Semantics, Volume 14: Tense and Aspect . Ed. P. Tedeschi and A. Zaenen. New York: Academic Press, 1981.
  • Aubrey, Michael G. The Greek perfect and the categorization of tense and aspect: Toward a descriptive apparatus for operators in Role and Reference Grammar, Masters Thesis, Trinity Western University, 2014.
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  • Bailey, Nicholas Andrew. "Thetic Constructions in Koine Greek, with special attention to clauses with εἰμί ‘be’, γίνομαι ‘occur’, ἔρχομαι ‘come’, ἰδοῦ/ἴδε ‘behold’, and complement clauses of ὀράω ‘see.’" Doctoral Thesis. Amsterdam: Vrije Universiteit, 2009.
  • Download this dissertation from Vrije Universiteit (PDF).
  • Bakker, Egbert J. "Boundaries, Topics, and the Structure of Discourse: An Investigation of the Ancient Greek Particle DE." Studies in Language: International Journal Sponsored by the Foundation 'Foundations of Language.' 17 no. 2 (1993), 275-311.
  • Bakker treats classical Greek.
  • Bakker, Egbert J. "Foregrounding and Indirect Discourse: Temporal Subclauses in a Herodotean Short Story." Journal of Pragmatics: An Interdisciplinary Monthly of Language Studies. 16 no. 3 (1991), 225-247.
  • Bakker, Egbert J. "Voice, Aspect and Aktionsart: Middle and Passive in Ancient Greek." In Voice: Form and Function (Typological Studies in Language) . Ed. Barbara Fox and Paul J. Hopper. Amsterdam: Benjamins, 1994, pp. 23-47.
  • Bakker treats classical Greek. I am not aware of a comparable work on Hellenistic Greek.
  • Barr, James. "The nature of linguistic evidence in the text of the Bible." In Language & Texts: The Nature of Linguistic Evidence . Ed. Robert Austerlitz and Herbert H Paper. Ann Arbor : Center for Coordination of Ancient and Modern Studies, University of Michigan, 1975.
  • Basile, Nicola. Sintassi storica del greco antico (Femio) (2nd Italian Edition). Bari : Levante, 2001.
  • Beekes, Robert S.P. "The Historical Grammar of Greek: A Case Study in the Results of Comparative Linguistics". In Linguistic Change And Reconstruction Methodology. Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs [Tilsm] Book 45. Ed. Philip Baldi. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 1990.
  • Biraud, Michele. La determination du nom en grec classique. Nice: Faculte des Lettres, 1991. 
    Biraud treats classical Greek. There is no parallel work for the hellenistic period.
  • Biraud, Michele. "Syntaxe des demonstratifs en attique classique." L'Information Grammaticale. 17 (1983), 42-46.
  • This brief note is limited to classical Attic. There is no parallel work for the hellenistic period.
  • Black, David Alan. Linguistics for Students of New Testament Greek: A Survey of Basic Concepts and Applications. 2nd. Ed. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 2000.
  • Black, Cheryl A. and Stephen Marlett. "On generating the Greek noun phrase." Work Papers of the Summer Institute of Linguistics, University of North Dakota Session. 40: 89-105, 1996.
  • Download a PDF version of this article.
  • Black, Stephanie L. "The Historic Present in Matthew: Beyond Speech Margins." In Stanley Porter and Jeffrey T. Reed, eds. Discourse Analysis and the New Testament: Approaches and Results (Library of New Testament Studies). Journal for the Study of the New Testament Supplement Series 170. Sheffield, England: Sheffield Academic Press, 1999, pp. 120-139.
  • Black, Stephanie L. Sentence Conjunctions in the Gospel of Matthew: kai, de, tote, gar, oun and Asyndeton in Narrative Discourse (Library of New Testament Studies). Library of New Testament Studies. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 2002.
    Read a review of this book by Daniel Gurtner.
  • Blomqvist, Jerker. "Diglossifenomen i den hellenistiska grekiskan," in T. Engberb-Pendersen. P. Bilde, L. Hannestad, and J. Zahle, eds., Spraget i Hellenismen. Hellenismestudier, 10. Aarhus: Aarhus Universitetsforlag, 1995. 25-38.
  • Blomqvist, Jerker. Greek Particles in Hellenistic Prose. Lund: Gleerup, 1969.
  • Bortone, Pietro. Greek Prepositions: From Antiquity to the Present. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010.
    Read a review of this book by Mike Aubrey. 
  • While Bortone applies prototype theory and cognitive semantics to the entire sweep of the history of the Greek language, chapter 5 is dedicated specifically to the Hellenistic Period.
  • Bradley, Charles H. "The Greek cases of II Corinthians from the standpoint of descriptive linguistics." M.A. thesis, Wheaton College, 1956.
  • Browning, Robert. Medieval and Modern Greek . 2nd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1983.
  • See especially chapter 2: "Greek in the hellenistic world and the Roman empire."
  • Bubenik, Vit. "Dialect Contact and Koineization: The Case of Hellenistic Greek." International Journal of the Sociology of Language. 99 (1993) 9-23.
  • Bubenik, Vit. Hellenistic and Roman Greece as a Sociolinguistic Area. Current Issues in Linguistic Theory. Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Co., 1989.
  • Bubenik, Vit. "The Persistence of Dialect and the Diffusion of Koine." Studies in Greek Linguistics 29 (2009) pp. 315-324.
  • Studies in Greek Linguistics is hosted by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. You can read this article online there.
  • Bubenik, Vit. The Phonological Interpretation of Ancient Greek: A Pandialectal Analysis. Tome supplementaire 19. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1983.
  • Buth, Randall. "Verbs Perception and Aspect: Greek Lexicography and Grammar: Helping Students to Think in Greek." In Bernard a. Taylor, John A. L. Lee, Peter R. Burton, and Richard E. Whitaker, eds. Biblical Greek Language and Lexicography . Grand Rapids, Michigan: William B. Eerdmans, 2004, pp. 177—198. Kindle Version
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  • Callow, John. "Where Does 1 John 1 End?" In Stanley Porter and Jeffrey T. Reed, eds. Discourse Analysis and the New Testament: Approaches and Results. Library of New Testament Studies. Journal for the Study of the New Testament Supplement Series 170. Sheffield, England: Sheffield Academic Press, 1999, pp. 392-406.
  • Campbell, Constantine R. Verbal Aspect and Non-Indicative Verbs: Further Soundings in the Greek of the New Testament. Studies in Biblical Greek. Peter Lang Publishing, 2008.
  • Campbell, Constantine R. Verbal Aspect, the Indicative Mood, and Narrative: Soundings in the Greek of the New Testament. Studies in Biblical Greek. Peter Lang Publishing, 2007.
  • Caragounis, Chrys C. Development of Greek and the New Testament, The: Morphology, Syntax, Phonology, and Textual Transmission. Baker Academic, 2007.
  • Caragounis, Chrys C. "The Error of Erasmus and Un-Greek Pronunciation of Greek." Filologia Neotestamentaria. 8:151-185 November 1995.
  • Carson, D.A. "An introduction to the Porter/Fanning debate." In Biblical Greek Language and Linguistics: Open Questions in Current Research. Journal for the Study of the New Testament. Supplement Series, 80. Ed. D.A. Carson and Stanley Porter. Sheffield: JSOT Press, 1993.
  • Carson, D.A. and Stanley Porter, eds. See below, Stanley Porter and D.A. Carson.
  • Cervin, Richard S. "Word order in ancient Greek." Ph.D. dissertation, University of Illinois, 1990.
  • Cirafesi, Wally V. "ἔχειν πίστιν in Hellenistic Greek and its Contribution to the πίστις Χριστοῦ Debate." Biblical and Ancient Greek Linguistics. 1:5-38, 2012.
  • Chaski, Carole E. "Syntactic Theories and Models of Syntactic Change: A Study of Greek Infinitival Complementation." Ph.D. dissertation, Brown University, 1988.
  • Clark, David J. "Vocative Displacement in the Gospels: Lexico-Syntactic and Sociolinguistic Influences." The Bible Translator [Technical Papers]. 47:313-321 July 1996.
  • Collinge, N.E. "Thoughts on the pragmatics of ancient Greek." Proceedings of the Cambridge Philological Society. No. 214. [New Series, No. 34] (1988), 1- 13.
  • Conrad, Carl. "New Observations on Voice in the Ancient Greek Verb."
  • This article by Carl Conrad, published online, violates the criteria for inclusion in this bibliography in that it does not consciously apply a clearly stated form of modern linguistics to the problem it address. An exception has been made in this case, however, because of the strong challenge this article presents to more traditional ways of understanding Greek Voice.
  • Read this paper online.
  • Cotterell, Peter and Max Turner. Linguistics & Biblical Interpretation . Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 1989.
  • Creider, Chet and Richard Hudson, "Case Agreement in Ancient Greek: implications for a theory of covert elements."
  • This paper was originally intended for publication in a volume edited by Kensei Sugayama slated to appear in 2003. As far as I know, that volume has still not appeared, but you can read the paper online. Click on the title, then choose "Word" or "PDF" for the format in which you would like to view the file.
  • Download this paper (Word or PDF).
  • Crellin, Robert. "Basics of Verbal Aspect in Biblical Greek." Journal for the Study of the New Testament. 35: 196-202, 2012.
  • Crellin, Robert. The Greek Perfect Active System: 200 BC - AD 150. PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 2012.
  • Read this dissertation online or download the PDF at Academia.edu.
  • Crellin, Robert. "The Greek perfect through Gothic eyes: evidence for the existence of a unitary semantic for the Greek perfect in New Testament Greek." Journal of Greek Linguistics. 14: 5-42.
  • Crellin, Robert. The Syntax and Semantics of the Perfect Active in Literary Koine Greek. Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2016.
  • Crespo, Emilio. "La expresión de la función manera en griego." Emerita: Revista de Lingüística y Filologia Clasica. 56 no. 1 (1988), 43-64.
  • Crespo discusses the function 'means' in Classical Greek.
  • Creve, Sam, Mark Janse, and Kristoffel Demoen, “The Pauline Key Words πνεῦμα and σάρξ and their Translation.” Filología Neotestamentaria. Vol. 20 (2007), 15-31.
  • Read this article online.
  • Culy, Martin M. "A typology of Koine relative clauses." Work Papers of the Summer Institute of Linguistics, University of North Dakota. 33 (1989) 67-92.
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  • Danker, Frederick William. "A Linguistic-Cultural Approach to Alleged Pauline and Lukan Christological Disparity." In Reflections on Lexicography: Explorations in Ancient Syriac, Hebrew, and Greek Sources. Ed. Richard A. Taylor & Craig E. Morrison. Perspectives on Linguistics and Ancient Languages 4. Pages 267-288.
  • Danove, Paul. "A Comparison Of The Usage Of Akouw And Akouw- Compounds In The Septuagint And New TestamentFilologia Neotestamentaria. 14:65-86. 2001.
  • Click the title to read this article online.
  • Danove, Paul. “Distinguishing Goal and Locative Complements of New Testament Verbs of TransferenceFilologíá Neotestamentaria. 20:51-66. 2007
  • Click the title to read this article online.
  • Danove, Paul. "Features of the Conceptualization of Transference in the New Testament." Biblical and Ancient Greek Linguistics. 2:5-28. 2014.
  • Danove, Paul. A Grammatical and Exegetical Study of New Testament Verbs of Transference: A Case Frame Guide to Interpretation and Translation. Library of New Testament Studies. T & T Clark International, August 18, 2009.
  • Danove, Paul. Linguistics and Exegesis in the Gospel of Mark: Applications of a Case Frame Analysis and Lexicon. Journal for the Study of the New Testament Supplement Series, 218. Sheffield, England: Sheffield Academic Press, 2001.
  • Danove, Paul. "The theory of construction grammar and its application to New Testament Greek." In Biblical Greek Language and Linguistics: Open Questions in Current Research. Journal for the Study of the New Testament. Supplement Series, 80. Ed. D.A. Carson &;Stanley Porter. Sheffield: JSOT Press, 1993.
  • Danove, Paul. "Verbs of Experience: Toward a Lexicon Detailing the Argument Structures Assigned by Verbs." Paper presented to the Biblical Greek Grammar and Linguistics Section of the Society of Biblical Literature, November 25, 1996.
  • Danove, Paul. "Verbs of Experience: Toward a Lexicon Detailing the Argument Structures Assigned by Verbs." In Linguistics and the New Testament: Critical Junctures. Ed. D.A. Carson and Stanley Porter. Journal for the Study of the New Testament Supplement Series 168. Studies in New Testament Greek 5. Sheffield Academic Press, 1999.
  • This is a revised and published version of the SBL paper listed above.
  • Davis, Casey W. "Oral Biblical Criticism: Raw Data in Philippians." In Stanley Porter and D.A. Carson, eds. Linguistics and the New Testament: Critical Junctures. Journal for the Study of the New Testament Supplement Series 168. Studies in New Testament Greek 5. Sheffield Academic Press, 1999.
  • Davison, M.E. "New Testament Greek Word Order." Literary and Linguistic Computing. 4(1) (1989), 19-28.
  • De la Villa, Jesus. "Caracterisation fonctionnelle du datif grec." Glotta: Zeitschrift fur griechische und lateinische Sprache. 67 no. 1-2 (1989), 20-40.
  • De la Villa treats classical Greek. I am not aware of a work on Hellenistic Greek that treats the dative case from a similar perspective.
  • De la Villa, Jesus. "Variantes en la expresion de las funciones semanticas tiempo y causa en griego antiguo." Revista Española de Lingüistica. 19 no. 1 (1989), 25-47.
  • Treats classical Greek.
  • Decker, Rodney J. Temporal Deixis of the Greek Verb in the Gospel of Mark with Reference to Verbal AspectStudies in Biblical Greek, v.10, ed. D. A. Carson. New York: Peter Lang, 2000.
  • Decker, Rodney J. "The Semantic Range of nun in the Gospels as Related to Temporal Deixis," Trinity Journal. 16 n 2 (Fall 1995) 187 217.
  • Decker, Rodney J. "The Use of euthus ("immediately") in Mark," Journal of Ministry and Theology.1.1 (Spring 1997), 90-121.
  • De Lacey, D.R. "Word-Order and Emphasis: A Study of Koine Greek." In Emanuel Tov, ed. Proceedings of the Second International Colloquium: Bible and Computer: Methods, Tools, Results. Travaux de Linguistique Quantitative (TLQ): 43 Champion Slatkine, 1989, pages 223-242.
  • Devine, A.M. and Laurence D. Stephens. Discontinuous Syntax: Hyperbaton in Greek. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000.
  • Treats classical Greek. No equivalent work for hellenistic Greek exists.
  • Devine, A.M. and Laurence D. Stephens. The Prosody of Greek Speech. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1994.
  • Treats classical Greek as a "dead" language, but shows great awareness of linguistic theory. This work is included here because no equivalent work for hellenistic Greek exists.
  • Devine, A. and L. Stephens. "Semantics, syntax, and phonological organization in Greek: aspects of the theory of metrical bridges." Classical Philology. 78 (1983), 1-25.
  • Diaz Tejera, A. "Categoria causal y factor semantico: Ejemplificación con el acusativo de dirección." Emerita: Revista de Linguistica y Filologia Clasica. 60 no. 1 (1992), 41-50.
  • Treats classical Greek.
  • Dobrov, Gregory. "The syntax of coreference in Greek." Classical Philology. 83 (Oct. 1988), 275-288.
  • Du Plessis, J.G. "Pragmatic meaning in Matthew 13:1-23." Neotestamentica. 21 (1987), 33-56.
  • Du Plessis, J.G. "Speech act theory and New Testament interpretation with special reference to G.N. Leech's pragmatic principles." In Text and Interpretation: New Approaches in the Criticism of the New Testament. Ed. P.J. Hartin and J.H. Petzer. New York: E.J. Brill, 1991.
  • Du Plessis, J.G. "Why did Peter ask his question and how did Jesus answer him? or: Implicature in Luke 12:35-48." Neotestamentica. 22 (1988), 311-324.
  • Du Toit, Hermanus Carel. "Syntax and Semantics of Relative Sentences in the Greek New Testament." [Africans Text] Ph.D. dissertation, University of Pretoria (???), 1985.
  • Duhoux, Yves. Le verbe grec ancien: Elements de morphologie et de syntaxe historiques. 2nd Ed. Bibliotheque des Cahiers de l'Institut de linguistique de Louvain. Peeters Publishers, 2000.
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  • Egli, Urs. "Stoic Syntax and Semantics." Historiographia Linguistica: International Journal for the History of the Language Sciences. 13 no. 2-3 (1986), 281-306.
  • Erickson, R.J. "Biblical semantics, semantic structure, and biblical lexicography: a study of methods with special reference to the pauline lexical field of 'cognition'." Ph.D. dissertation, Fuller Theological Seminary, 1980.
  • Erickson, R.J. "OIDA and GINOSKO and verbal aspect in pauline usage." Westminster Theological Journal. 44 (1982), 110-122.
  • Erickson, Richard J. "The Damned and the Justified in Romans 5.12-21: An Analysis of Semantic Structure." In Stanley Porter and Jeffrey T. Reed, eds. Discourse Analysis and the New Testament: Approaches and Results. Library of New Testament Studies. Journal for the Study of the New Testament Supplement Series 170. Sheffield, England: Sheffield Academic Press, 1999, pp. 282-315.
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  • Fanning, Buist. Verbal Aspect in New Testament Greek. Oxford Theological Monographs. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1990.
  • Fanning, Buist. "Approaches to verbal aspect in New Testament Greek: issues in definition and method. In Biblical Greek Language and Linguistics: Open Questions in Current Research. Journal for the Study of the New Testament. Supplement Series, 80. Ed. D.A. Carson &;Stanley Porter. Sheffield: JSOT Press, 1993.
  • Fantin, Joseph D. The Greek Imperative Mood in the New Testament: A Cognitive and Communicative Approach. Studies in Biblical Greek. Peter Lang Publishing, 2010.
  • Filologia Neotestamentaria. Cordoba, Spain: Ediciones el Almendro de Cordoba, S.L., twice annually.
  • Read this journal online.
  • Fox, Barbara. "The discourse function of the participle in ancient Greek." In Discourse Perspectives on Syntax. Ed. Flora Klein-Andreu. New York: Academic, 1983, pp. 23-41.
  • Franklin, Karl J. "Speech Act Verbs and the Words of Jesus." In Hwang, Shin Ja J., and William R. Merrifield, eds. Language in Context: Essays for Robert E. Longacre. Dallas: Summer Institute of Linguistics &; University of Texas at Artlington, 1992.
  • Friberg, Timothy. "New Testament Greek word order in light of discourse considerations." Ph.D. dissertation, University of Minnesota, 1982. University Microfilms order number: AAC 8213977
  • Funk, Robert W. A Beginning-Intermediate Grammar of Hellenistic Greek. Missoula: Society of Biblical Literature, 1973.
  • In 2013 Polbridge Press issued a reprint of this book billed as the 3rd Edition.
  • Funk, Robert W. "The syntax of the Greek article: its importance for critical pauline problems." Ph.D. dissertation, Vanderbilt University, 1953. University Microfilms order number: AAC 0007171
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  • Gianollo, Chiara, and Nikolaos Lavidas. Cognate Adverbials and Case in the History of Greek. Studies in Greek Linguistics 33 (2013) pp. 61-75.
  • While the title implies coverage of a broad time range, the argument is made based on Biblical Greek. Read the article online or download it.
  • Goetchius, Eugene Van Ness. The Language of the New Testament. New York: Charles Schribner's Sons, 1965.
  • Graber, Philip. "Context in Text: A Systemic Functional Analysis of the Parable of the Sower." Ph.D. dissertation. Emory University, Program in Linguistics, 2001.
  • Download this dissertation or read it online.
  • Green, Valeria A. "A semantic description of reciprocity and motion verbs prefixed by 'APO', 'EK,' 'PROS,' and 'PARA' in Attic and koine Greek (Preverbs, Lexical Semantics, Prepositions)." Ph.D. dissertation, University of Michigan, 1985.
  • Groce, William W., Jr. "A salience scheme approach to the narrative of Matthew in the Greek New Testament." M.A. thesis. University of Texas at Arlington, 1991.
  • Guardiano, Cristina. "The Greek Definite Article Across Time" Studies in Greek Linguistics 33 (2013) pp. 76-91.
  • This paper describes the diachronic variability seen in the use of the definite article across the history of the Greek language. Read it online.
  • Guthrie, George H. "Boats in the Bay: Reflections on the Use of Linguistics and Literary Analysis in Biblical Studies." In D.A. Carson and Stanley Porter, eds. Linguistics and the New Testament: Critical Junctures. Librarly of New Testament Studies. Journal for the Study of the New Testament Supplement Series, 168. Studies in New Testament Greek 5. Sheffield Academic Press, 1999.
  • Guthrie, George H. "Cohesion Shifts and Stitches in Philippians." In Discourse Analysis and Other Topics in Biblical Greek. Ed. D.A. Carson and Stanley Porter. Journal for the Study of the New Testament Supplement Series, 113. Sheffield, England: Sheffield Academic Press, 1995.
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  • Haas, Wim de. A Formal Theory of Vowel Coalescence: A Case Study of Ancient Greek. Publications in Language Sciences. Dordrecht: Foris, 1988.
  • Haspelmath, Martin. “From resultative to perfect in Ancient Greek”. In: Iturrioz Leza, José Luis (ed.) Nuevos estudios sobre construcciones resultativos. (= Función 11-12) Universidad de Guadalajara: Centro de Investigación de Lenguas Indígenas, 187-224, 1992.
  • Haspelmath covers Homeric Greek through Koine. He argues that the late Classical and Koine perfect is not stative. 
    Download the article (PDF).
  • Hauff, Thomas R. "An assessment and application of the systemic linguistic model of verbal aspect in the New Testament proposed by Stanley E. Porter," Dissertation submitted at Western Conservative Baptist Seminary, 1996.
  • Healey, Alan. "The Role of Function Words in the Paragraph Structure of Koine Greek." Notes on Translation. 69:2-16, 1978.
  • Healey, Alan. "Split phrases and clauses in Greek." Selected Technical Articles Related to Translation. 11: 3-9, 1984.
  • Heath, David M. "A hypothesis concerning the inferential use of ARA, DIO, and OUN in Romans (Greek)." M.A. thesis, Univerity of Texas at Arlington, 1993.
  • Heimerdinger, Jenny, and Stephen Levinsohn. "The use of the definite article before names of people in the Greek text of Acts with particular reference to Codex Bezae." Filologia Neotestamentaria. 5 (1992), 15-44.
  • Hess, H. Harwood. "Dynamics of the Greek noun phrase in Mark." Occasional Papers in Translation and Textlinguistics 4: 353-70, 1990.
  • Hessinger, James J. "The case pattern of ancient Greek: a theoretical study of verbs, case endings and preposition preverbs." Ph.D. dissertation, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1974.
  • Hird, David W. "An analysis of government and binding rules for classical Greek analysis of selected pronouns in Xenophon's Memorabilia." M.A. thesis, University of North Dakota, 1990.
  • While this dissertations treats Classical Greek, no equivalent work exists for the Hellenistic Period.
  • Hodot, R., Ed. La koiné grecque antique 5: Alternances codiques et changements de code. Presses universitaires de Nancy: ADRA and Paris: De Boccard, 2004.
  • Horsley, G.H.R. "A Lexicon of the New Testament with Documentary Parallels: Some Interim Entries, 1." Filologia Neotestamentaria, 10 (1997), 55-84.
  • Horsley, G.H.R. "A Lexicon of the New Testament with Documentary Parallels: Some Interim Entries, 2." Filologia Neotestamentaria, 11 (1998), 57-84.
  • Householder, Fred W. "Distinctions and generalizations." International Journal of American Linguistics. 51 (Oct. 1985), 457-461.
    Deals with Apollonius Dyscolus, 2nd century.
  • Howard, Adrian. "Cohesion in New Testament Greek." D.Litt. dissertation, University of Pretoria, 1982.
  • Hudgins, Thomas W. "An Application of Discourse Analysis Methodology in the Exegesis of John 17." Eleutheria: 2: Iss. 1, Article 4, 2012.
  • Hudgins applies discourse analysis methodology to the seventeenth chapter of John’s Gospel. The familiar prayer of Jesus in that chapter has traditionally been analyzed in terms of the three referents (Jesus, his contemporary disciples, and future disciples). Hudgins, however, gives greater attention to the “mainline verbs,” shifting the focus to Jesus' requests and final commitment. By giving greater structural significance to these verbs, he is able to present a fresh understanding of the structural division and natural outline of Jesus' prayer.
  • Huffman, Douglas H. Verbal Aspect Theory and the Prohibitions in the Greek New Testament. 2nd Ed. Studies in Biblical Greek. Peter Lang, 2014.
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  • 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.
  • Janse, Mark. “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.
  • Janse, Mark. “La phrase segmentée en grec ancien. Le témoignage des enclitiques.” Bulletin de la Société de Linguistique de Paris 86.1 (1991) XIV-XVI. Paris: Klincksieck.
  • Janse, Mark. "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 (Collection Etudes anciennes). I:83-121. Nancy: Presses Universitaires de Nancy. 1993.
  • Janse, Mark. “Phonological Aspects of Clisis in Ancient and Modern Greek.” Glotta 73 (1995-1996) 155-167. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht.
  • Janse, Mark. “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 9-14, 1992.
  • Janse, Mark, Sam Creve, and Kristoffel Demoen. See above under Creve, Sam.
  • Johnson, Carl E. "A Discourse Analysis of the Periphrastic Imperfect in the Greek New Testament Writings of Luke." Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Texas Arlington, 2010.
  • The full text of this dissertation is available online here.
  • Joseph, Brian D. Morphology and Universals in Syntactic Change: Evidence from Medieval and Modern Greek. Outstanding Dissertations in Linguistics. Bloomington: Indiana University Linguistics Club, 1978.
  • Despite the title, this work covers Classical to Modern Greek.
  • Joseph, Brian D. "On Some Control Structures in Hellenistic Greek: A Comparison with Classical and Modern Greek", Linguistic Discovery. 1, issue 1, 2002.
  • Read this article online or download it (PDF).
  • Journal of Greek Linguistics. John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2000-Present.
  • This journal focusses on Modern Greek, but includes occasional articles on Classical and Hellenistic Greek. The online version has titles and abstracts for all volumes, with links to purchase them. The same articles are available for purchase here.
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  • Karleen, Paul S. "The syntax of the participle in the Greek New Testament." Ph.D. dissertation, University of Pennsylvania, 1980.
  • Read the abstract at the University of Pennsylvania's Scholarly Commons Repository.
  • Katona, Andrew. "Opening of the Voiced Stops /b d g/ in Greek." Ph.D. dissertation, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Department of Linguistics, 2000.
  • Read the abstract at the Linguist List site.
  • Kiparsky, Paul. “Accent, Syllable Structure, and Morphology in Ancient Greek.” In Elizabeth Mela Athanasopoulou (ed.), Selected Papers from the 15th International Symposium on Theoretical and Applied Linguistics. Thessaloniki, 2003.
  • Kiparsky’s article discusses the pitch accent in Classical Greek. No similar work discussing the stress accent system of the Hellenistic period is yet available.
  • Kirk, Allison. Word order and information structure in New Testament Greek. Doctoral Thesis, Leiden University, 2012.
  • Abstract: The dissertation examines word order variation in the Koine Greek of the New Testament in declarative clauses, questions and relative clauses. Kirk examines the way word order corresponds to information structure. She argues that although New Testament Greek shows a variety of possible permutations of the sentence elements subject (S), verb (V) and object (O), in declarative clauses, questions and relative clauses; the word order is not free. Rather, it is partly governed by phrase structure and partly by information structural considerations such as Topic and Focus. The basic word order is described as VSO with an SVO alternative. Marked clauses, such as SOV, OVS, OSV, and some SVO clauses, involve topicalization or focus movement of the arguments.
  • You can download this dissertation from the Leiden University Repository.
  • Kiss, Katalin E. Universal Grammar in the Reconstruction of Ancient Languages. Studies in Generative Grammar. Berlin, New York: Mouton de Gruyter, 2005.
  • The authors of this volume analyze Older Egyptian, Coptic, Sumerian, Akkadian, Biblical Hebrew, Classical Greek, Latin, and Classical Sanskrit as instantiations of Universal Grammar. They offer explanations for descriptive problems that proved to be unsolvable for more traditional approaches. The ancient languages examined also provide crucial new data for syntactic and morphosyntactic theory - concerning e.g. discourse-motivated movement operations, the correlation of movement and agreement, a shift from lexical case to structural case marking, the licensing of structural case in infinitives, the structure of coordinated phrases, possessive constructions with an external possessor, and the role of event structure in syntax.
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  • Klutz, Todd. "Naked and Wounded: Foregrounding, Relevance and Situation in Acts 19.13-20." In Stanley Porter and Jeffrey T. Reed, eds. Discourse Analysis and the New Testament: Approaches and Results. Library of New Testament Studies. Journal for the Study of the New Testament Supplement Series, 170. Sheffield, England: Sheffield Academic Press, 1999, pp. 258-279.
  • Köstenberger, Andreas J. "The Two Johannine Verbs for Sending: A Study of John's Use of Words with Reference to General Linguistic Theory." In D.A. Carson and Stanley Porter, eds. Linguistics and the New Testament: Critical Junctures. Library of New Testament Studies. Journal for the Study of the New Testament Supplement Series 168. Studies in New Testament Greek 5. Sheffield Academic Press, 1999.
  • Kruger, Veroni. "A linguistic semantic analysis of the discourse relations in the Greek text of Ephesians." D.Litt. dissertation, University of Pretoria, 1983.
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  • Larson, Donald N. A Structuralist Approach to Greek, with Special Emphasis on Learning to Read the Koine Dialect. Lincoln, IL: Lincoln Christian College Press, 1971.
  • Larson, Iver. "Notes on the function of gar, men, de, kai and te in the Greek New Testament." Notes on Translation. 5(1) (1991), 35-47.
  • Larson, Iver. "Word order and relative prominence in New Testament Greek." Notes on Translation. 5(1) (1991), 29-34.
  • Lavadas, N."How Does a Basic Word Order Become Ungrammatical? SOV from Classical to Koine Greek," Studies in Greek Linguistics 35 (2015) pp. 323-335.
  • While constituent order was quite flexible in both Classical and Koine Greek, sound arguments can be made for considering certain orders as more basic than others. In "How Does a Basic Word Order Become Ungrammatical? SOV from Classical to Koine Greek," N. Lavadas argues that the Hellenistic Koine was pivotal in the eventual disappearance of SOV as a grammatical order.
  • Read the article online at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
  • LeBlanc, MaryEllen A. Inheritance and Inflectional Morphology: Old High German, Latin, Early New High German, and Koine Greek. Berkeley Insights in Linguistics and Semiotics. New York: Peter Lang, 2015.
  • Leddusire, Frank E.B. A Comparative Study of Middle Voice in Koine Greek and Reflexive Verbs in Old Russian Through Case Grammar Description. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Washington, 1973.
  • Ledgerwood, L.W. III. "What does the Greek first class conditional imply? Gricean methodology and the testimony of the ancient Greek grammarians." Grace Theological Journal. 12 (1992), 99-118.
  • Lee, John A.L. A History of New Testament Lexicography. Studies in Biblical Greek. Peter Lang International Academic Publisher, 2003.
  • Levinsohn, Stephen H. Discourse Features of New Testament Greek: A Coursebook on the Information Structure of New Testament Greek. Dallas: Summer Institute of Linguistics, 1992.
  • Levinsohn, Stephen H. "A Discourse Study of Constituent Order and the Article in Philippians." In Discourse Analysis and Other Topics in Biblical Greek. Ed. D.A. Carson and Stanley Porter. Journal for the Study of the New Testament Supplement Series 113. Sheffield, England: Sheffield Academic Press, 1995.
  • Levinsohn, Stephen H. "Οτι Recitativum in John’s Gospel: a stylistic or a pragmatic device?." Work Papers of the Summer Institute of Linguistics, University of North Dakota Session 43, 1999.
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  • Levinsohn, Stephen H. "Participant Reference in Koine Greek Narrative." In David Alan Black, Katharine Barnwell, and Stephen Levinsohn, eds. Linguistics and New Testament Interpretation: Essays on Discourse Analysis. Nashville: Broadman; 1992, pages 31-44.
  • Levinsohn, Stephen H. "Some Constraints on Discourse Development in the Pastoral Epistles." In Stanley Porter and Jeffrey T. Reed, eds. Discourse Analysis and the New Testament: Approaches and Results. Library of New Testament Studies. Journal for the Study of the New Testament Supplement Series, 170. Sheffield, England: Sheffield Academic Press, 1999, pp. 316-333.
  • Levinsohn, Stephen H. "'Therefore' or 'Wherefore': What's the Difference?" In Reflections on Lexicography: Explorations in Ancient Syriac, Hebrew, and Greek Sources Ed. Richard A. Taylor & Craig E. Morrison. Perspectives on Linguistics and Ancient Languages 4. Pages 349-368.
  • Levinsohn, Stephen H. “Towards a Unified Linguistic Description of οὗτος and ἐκεῖνος.” Paper presented at Biblical Greek and Linguistics Section of the SBL Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA. 2003. Subsequently published in The Linguist as Pedagogue: Trends in the Teaching and Linguistic Analysis of the Greek New Testament. New Testament Monographs. Sheffield Phoenix Press Ltd, 2009.
  • Longacre, Robert E. "A Top-Down, Template-Driven Narrative Analysis, Illustrated by Application to Mark's Gospel." In Stanley Porter and Jeffrey T. Reed, eds. Discourse Analysis and the New Testament: Approaches and Results. Journal for the Study of the New Testament Supplement Series 170. Sheffield, England: Sheffield Academic Press, 1999, pp. 140-168.
  • Longacre, Robert E. "Mark 5.1-43: Generating the Complexity of a Narrative from its Most Basic Elements." In Stanley Porter and Jeffrey T. Reed, eds. Discourse Analysis and the New Testament: Approaches and Results. Journal for the Study of the New Testament Supplement Series 170. Sheffield, England: Sheffield Academic Press, 1999, pp. 169-196.
  • Louw, J.P. "Discourse analysis and the Greek New Testament." Bible Translator. 30 (1979), 108-117.
  • Louw, J.P. "New Testament Greek: the present state of the art." Neotestamentica. 29 (1990), 159-172.
  • Louw, J.P. "On Greek prohibitions." Acta Classica. 2 (1959), 43-57.
  • Louw, J.P. Semantics of New Testaments Greek. Society of Biblical Literature Semeia Studies. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1982. [also Chico, CA: Scholars Press, 1982, now named Society of Biblical Literature Press].
  • Louw, J.P. "Verbal aspect in the first letter of John." Neotestamentica. 9 (1975), 98-104.
  • Louw, Johannes P., Eugene Nida, Rondal B. Smith, and Karen A. Munson, eds. Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament: Based on Semantic Domains. New York: United Bible Societies, 1988, 1999.
  • Luraghi, Silva. On the Meaning of Prepositions and Cases: The expression of semantic roles in Ancient Greek. Studies in Language Companion Series. Amsterdan/Philadelphia, Benjamins, 2003.
  • Luraghi provides synchronic descriptions for Homeric Greek and the Classical period. She does not address the Hellenistic period, but her work is included here because it consciously applies a clearly defined form of linguistic theory (Cognitive Linguistics), and no work focussing on the Hellenistic period yet does the same.
  • Read a review of this book by Mike Aubrey.
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  • Maniet, Albert. "Linguistique fonctionnelle et verbe grec." In Melanges d'etudes anciennes offerts a Maurice Lebel. Ed. Jean-Benoit Caron, Michel Fortin, &;Gilles Maloney. Quebec: 'Editions du Sphinx, 1980.
  • Maniet’s article treats classical Greek.
  • Manolessou, Io. "The Evolution of the Demonstrative System in Greek." Journal of Greek Linguistics. 2:119-148, 2001.
  • Read an abstract of the article.
  • Markey, T.L. "Deixis and diathesis: the case of the Greek k perfect." Indogermanische Forschungen. 85:279-297, 1980.
  • Marlett, Stephen A. "Copy-raising in Koine Greek." M.A. thesis, University of North Dakota, 1976.
  • Marlett, Stephen A. "Extraction from complement clauses in koine Greek." Work Papers of the Summer Institute of Linguistics, University of North Dakota Session. 31 (1987), 65-72.
  • Martin-Asensio, Gustavo. "Participant Reference and Foregrounded Syntax in the Stephen Episode." In Stanley Porter and Jeffrey T. Reed, eds. Discourse Analysis and the New Testament: Approaches and Results. Journal for the Study of the New Testament Supplement Series, 170. Sheffield, England: Sheffield Academic Press, 1999, pp. 235-257.
  • Martin-Asensio, Gustavo. Transitivity-Based Foregrounding in the Acts of the Apostles: A Functional-Grammatical Approach to the Lukan Perspective. Journal for the Study of the New Testament Supplement. Sheffield, England: Sheffield Academic Press, 2000.
  • Martín García, José A. El campo semántico del sonido y la voz en la Biblia griega de los LXX. Málaga: Universidad de Málaga, 1986.
  • Matthews, Peter. "Greek and Latin Linguistics." In History of Linguistics II: Classical and Medieval Linguistics. Ed. Giulio Lepschy. Longman Linguistics Library. London: Longman, 1994.
  • Matthewson, Dave. "Verbal Aspect in Imperitival Constructions in Pauline Ethical Injunctions." Filologia Neotestamentaria. 9:21-35 May 1996.
  • McGaughy, Lane C. "Towards a descriptive analysis of EINAI as a linking verb in New Testament Greek." Ph.D. dissertation, Vanderbilt University, 1970. [Reprinted in SBL Dissertation Series, 6, 1972.]
  • McKay, K.L. "Aspect in imperatival constructions in New Testament Greek." Novum Testamentum. 27 (1985), 201-226.
  • McKay, K.L. "Aspects of the imperative in ancient Greek." Antichthon. 20: 41-58, 1986.
  • McKay, K.L. "Aspectual usage in timeless contexts in ancient Greek." In In the Footsteps of Raphael Kuhner. Ed. A. Rijksbaron et al. Amsterdam: J.C. Gieben [now Brill Academic Pub], 1988, pp. 193-208.
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  • McKay, K.L. A New Syntax of the Verb in New Testament Greek: An Aspectual Approach. Studies in Biblical Greek, 5. New York: Peter Lang, 1994.
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  • McKay, K.L. "On the perfect and other aspects in New Testament Greek." Novum Testamentum. 23 (1981), 289-329.
  • McKay, K.L. "On the perfect and other aspects in non-literary papyri." Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies. 27 (1980), 23-49
  • McKay, K.L. "Repeated action, the potential and reality in ancient Greek." Antichthon. 15 (1981), 36-46.
  • McKay, K.L. "Time and aspect in New Testament Greek." Novum Testamentum. 34 (1992), 209-228.
  • McKay, K.L. "The use of the ancient Greek perfect down to the end of the second century." Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies. 12 (1965), 1-21.
  • Mets, Roy. "Greek sentence structure: a traditional, descriptive and generative study." Th.D. dissertation, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1977.
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  • Mieale, Helen L. "Theme in Greek hortatory discourse: Van Dijk and Beekman-Callow approaches applied to I John." Ph.D. dissertation, University of Texas at Arlington, 1981.
  • Moorhouse, A.C. Studies in Greek Negatives. University of Wales Press, 1959.
  • Morrel, Kenneth S. "Studies on the phrase structure of early Attic prose." Ph.D. dissertation, Harvard University, 1989.
  • Mueller, Theodore. New Testament Greek: A case grammar approach. Fort Wayne: Concordia Seminary Press, 1978.
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  • Nida, Eugene A. "The Role of Context in the Understanding of Discourse." In Stanley Porter and Jeffrey T. Reed, eds. Discourse Analysis and the New Testament: Approaches and Results. Library of New Testament Studies. Journal for the Study of the New Testament Supplement Series 170. Sheffield, England: Sheffield Academic Press, 1999, pp. 20-27.
  • Nida, Eugene A. and Johannes P. Louw. Lexical Semantics of the Greek New Testament. SBL Resourses for Biblical Study, 25. Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1992.
  • Nida, E.A., J.P. Louw, A.H. Snyman, and J.v W. Cronje. Style and Discourse with Special Reference to the Text of the Greek New Testament. Cape Town: Bible Society, 1983.
  • Niehoff-Panagiotidis, J. "Dialect and Register in the Greek of the New Testament: Theory." In M.D. Carroll R., ed. Rethinking Contexts, Rereading Texts: Contributions from the Social Sciences to Biblical Interpretation. JSOT Supplement 299. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 2000. 190-208.
  • Niehoff-Panagiotidis, Johannes. Koine Und Diglossie. Mediterranean Language and Culture Monograph Series, 10. Wiesbaden : Harrassowitz, 1994.
  • Niehoff-Panagiotidis, J. "Register in the Greek of the New Testament: Application with Reference to Mark's Gospel." In M.D. Carroll R., ed. Rethinking Contexts, Rereading Texts: Contributions from the Social Sciences to Biblical Interpretation. JSOT Supplement 299. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 2000. 209-229.
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  • O'Donnell, Matthew Brook. Corpus linguistics and the Greek of the New Testament. Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2005.
  • O'Donnell, Matthew Brook. "Designing and Compiling a Register-Balanced Corpus of Hellenistic Greek for the Purpose of Linguistic Description and Investigation." In Stanley Porter, ed. Diglossia and Other Topics in New Testament Linguistics. Library of New Testament STudies. Journal for the Study of the New Testament Supplement Series 193. Studies in New Testament Greek 6. Sheffield, England: Sheffield Academic Press, 2000, pp. 255-297.
  • O'Donnell, Matthew Brook. "Linguistic Fingerprints or Style by Numbers? The Use of Statistics in the Discussion of Authorship of New Testament Documents." In Linguistics and the New Testament: Critical Junctures. Ed. D.A. Carson and Stanley Porter. Library of New Testament STudies. Journal for the Study of the New Testament Supplement Series 168. Studies in New Testament Greek 5. Sheffield Academic Press, 1999.
  • O'Donnell, Matthew Brook. "The Use of Annotated Corpora for New Testament Discourse Analysis: A Survey of Current Practice and Future Prospects." In Stanley Porter and Jeffrey T. Reed, eds. Discourse Analysis and the New Testament: Approaches and Results. Journal for the Study of the New Testament Supplement Series 170. Sheffield, England: Sheffield Academic Press, 1999, pp. 71-117.
  • Olsen, Mari Broman. A Semantic and Pragmatic Model of Lexical and Grammatical Aspect. Outstanding Dissertations in Linguistics. New York: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1997.
  • Olsen, Mari Broman. "The semantics and pragmatics of the Koine Greek 'tense' forms." Northwestern University Working Papers, 6 (1994).
  • Read the abstract at the Linguist List site.
  • Olsson, Birger. "First John: Discourse Analysis and Interpretations." In Discourse Analysis and the New Testament: Approaches and Results. Ed. Stanley Porter and Jeffrey T. Reed. Journal for the Study of the New Testament Supplement Series 170. Sheffield, England: Sheffield Academic Press, 1999, pp. 369-391.
  • Ong, Hughson. "Language Choice in Ancient Palestine: A Sociolinguistic Study of Jesus' Language Use Based on Four 'I Have Come'" Sayings" Biblical and Ancient Greek Linguistics. 1.3 (2012).
  • Ong discusses language authenticity to address a problem in historical Jesus research—the lingua franca of Jesus’ social environment. Using sociolinguistic principles he argues that Palestine was a multilingual society and that various social groups necessitate the use of language varieties, raising the issue of language choice (the occasions and reasons multilingual people use their native tongue over and against their second language). Ong's objective is to show in four “I have come” sayings in the Synoptic Gospels that, with high probability, Jesus’ internal language was Aramaic, and his public language was Greek.
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