Category: Dissertations / Theses / Dissertation Ideas

Three new dissertations

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I would like to thank Matthew Longhorn for bringing three recent dissertations to my attention. All deal with the conjunction γάρ. Sarah Helen Casson, Engaging with γάρ: a relevance-theoretic approach to the connective’s communicative role in Romans, King’s… Read More

Christopher Fresch’s Dissertation

Tyndale Bulletin has published the abstract of Christopher Fresch’s dissertation, “Discourse Markers in the Septuagint and Early Koine Greek with Special Reference to The Twelve.” Christopher has also uploaded a copy of the abstract to Since Dr…. Read More

Monosemy and Polysemy in Biblical Studies: A Minimalist Basis for Empirical Analysis of the Biblical Languages

Ryder Wishart has completed a masters thesis that fits very well into the category of works applying concepts from the field of Linguistics to the study of Ancient Greek. His theses has a broader focus on the biblical languages… Read More

A Linguistic Analysis of the Articular Infinitive in New Testament Greek

I have added Dennis Ray Burk’s doctoral dissertation “A linguistic analysis of the articular infinitive in New Testament Greek” to the bibliography. Dr. Burk wrote this dissertation in 2004, and the data he compiled has contributed positively to the ongoing… Read More

Revisiting Aspect and Aktionsart : a corpus approach to Koine Greek event typology

Brill is publishing a revised version of Francis G.H. Pang’s doctoral dissertation, Revisiting Aspect and Aktionsart: a corpus approach to Koine Greek event typology. Pang completed the dissertation at McMaster Divinity College in May of 2014. As with all things Brill, the… Read More

Marking thought and talk in New Testament Greek: new light from linguistics on the particles ἵνα and ὅτι

I have just added Margaret Sim’s 2011 book, Marking Thought and Talk in New Testament Greek: New Light from Linguistics on the Particles ἵνα and ὅτι to the online bibliography. She presents a new analysis of ἵνα and ὅτι using… Read More

Robert Crellin on the Hellenistic Greek Perfect

Robert Crellin’s PhD thesis and recent book on the Hellenistic Greek Perfect

Update to "A Comprehensive Bibliography of Hellenistic Greek Linguistics"

I have added Mike Aubrey’s thesis, The Greek perfect and the categorization of tense and aspect, to the bibliography at When I finish reading it I’ll add some comments, but I wanted to go ahead and get it… Read More

New Dissertation on Koine Word Order

In November Allison Kirk (Leiden University) completed a doctoral thesis with the title, Word order and information structure in New Testament Greek. I have added her dissertation to the bibliography here at With the entry I included… Read More

Two new items for the bibliography

I’ve added the following two works by Christina Sevdali to my Comprehensive Bibliography of Hellenistic Greek Linguistics. Both address Classical Greek, but I have been unable to find similar works addressing the Hellenistic period. If you know of works… Read More