List of John Benjamins publications for which Georg Bossong plays a role.
Divergence, convergence, contact: Challenges for the genealogical classification of languages Convergence and Divergence in Language Contact Situations, Braunmüller, Kurt and Juliane House (eds.), pp. 13–402009
The genealogical paradigm, classically formulated by Meillet, still dominates language classification. Despite of its weaknesses, the tree model is at the base of all global or particular language lists. Distinguishing common heritage from subsequent borrowing is a matter of hot debates in all… read more | Article
The Typology of Tupi-Guarani as Reflected in the Grammars of Four Jesuit Missionaries: Anchieta (1595), Aragona (c.1625), Montoya (1640) and Restivo (1729) Quot homines tot artes: New Studies in Missionary Linguistics, Zwartjes, Otto and E.F.K. Koerner † (eds.), pp. 225–2582009
Some fundamental typological peculiarities of Guarani, namely the inclusive-exclusive distinction, transnumerality, the nominal tense, the (non)-distinction of subjects and objects, and duality (active-stative alignment) are presented and analyzed from both a modern and a historical perspective:… read more | Article
The influence of missionary descriptions of far eastern languages on western linguistic thought: The case of Cristoforo Borri, S.J. and Tommaso Campanella Missionary Linguistics III / Lingüística misionera III: Morphology and Syntax, Zwartjes, Otto, Gregory James and Emilio Ridruejo (eds.), pp. 123 ff.2007
Differential Object Marking in Romance and Beyond New Analyses in Romance Linguistics: Selected papers from the Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages XVIII, Urbana-Champaign, April 7–9, 1988, Wanner, Dieter and Douglas A. Kibbee (eds.), pp. 143 ff.1991