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Name: Mark  Janse
Institution: Ghent University
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State and/or Country: Belgium   
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
Language Documentation
Linguistic Theories
Specialty: Language Contact & Language Death
Subject Language(s): Greek, Cappadocian
Greek, Modern
Language Family(ies): Indo-European
Selected Publications: Language Death and Language Maintenance. Theoretical, Practical and Descriptive Approaches (Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 240). Mark Janse & Sijmen Tol (eds.). Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2003, xviii, 244 p.

Bilingualism in Ancient Society. Language Contact and the Written Word. J.N. Adams, Mark Janse & Simon Swain (eds.). Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002, x, 484 p.

Proceedings of the First International Conference of Modern Greek Dialects and Linguistic Theory. Mark Janse, Brian D. Joseph & Angela Ralli (eds.). Patras: University of Patras, 2001, 282 p.

Productivity and Creativity. Studies in General and Descriptive Linguistics in Honor of E.M. Uhlenbeck (Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs, 116). Mark Janse (ed.). Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 1998, xiv, 632 p.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Bibliographie Linguistique De L'Année 1994/Linguistic Bibliography for the Year 1994
 Bibliographie Linguistique De L'Année1993/ LINGUISTIC BIBLIOGRAPHY FOR THE YEAR 1993
 Linguistic Bibliography for the Year 1990 - and Supplement for Previous Years
 Language Death and Language Maintenance
 Bibliographie linguistique de l'année 1999/Linguistic Bibliography for the year 1999
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Language Death and Language Maintenance
Courses Taught: Aristophanes
Classical Mythology
Classical Literature
Greek Art & Archeology
Greek Language & Literature
Greek Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
Introduction to Language & Linguistics
Language Contact & Language Death
Linguistic Theories & Linguistic Practice

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