Publications and presentations

Books

  • Jenny, Mathias and San San Hnin Tun (2016). Burmese: a comprehensive grammar. London: Routledge.

  • Jenny, Mathias (2016). Typology and language contact in Southeast Asia. University of Zurich, Faculty of Arts (habilitation dissertation).

  • Jenny, Mathias (2005). The verb system of Mon. Zurich: University of Zurich, ASAS.

  • P. Nop (1997). Tangay. The setting sun of Ramanya (novel). Bangkok: Song Sayam.

Papers and Book Chapters

  • Lee, Wei-Wei and Mathias Jenny (2022). Syntactic change in Palaungic - Exploring the origins of an atypical Austroasiatic relative construction. Linguistics of the Tibeto-Burman Area 45:1, 23-75.

  • Jenny, Mathias (2022). Syntactic and semantic boundness of noun phrases in Burmese. In Mark Alves and Paul Sidwell (eds.) JSEALS Special Publication 8 - Proceedings of SEALS 30, 2021. (in collaboration with Rudolf Yanson…)

  • Jenny, Mathias (2021). The national languages of Mainland Southeast Asia: Burmese, Thai, Lao, Khmer, Vietnamese. In The Languages and Linguistics of Mainland Southeast Asia. Edited by Paul Sidwell and Mathias Jenny. Berlin/New York: de Gruyter Mouton, 599-622.

  • Jenny, Mathias (2021). Pragmatics and syntax in the languages of Mainland Southeast Asia. In The Languages and Linguistics of Mainland Southeast Asia. Edited by Paul Sidwell and Mathias Jenny. Berlin/New York: de Gruyter Mouton, 825-854.

  • Jenny, Mathias (2021). Writing systems of Mainland Southeast Asia. In The Languages and Linguistics of Mainland Southeast Asia. Edited by Paul Sidwell and Mathias Jenny. Berlin/New York: de Gruyter Mouton, 879-906.

  • Sidwell, Paul and Mathias Jenny (2021). Mainland Southeast Asian epigraphy. In The Languages and Linguistics of Mainland Southeast Asia. Edited by Paul Sidwell and Mathias Jenny. Berlin/New York: de Gruyter Mouton, 855-906.

  • Sidwell, Paul and Mathias Jenny (2021). Introduction. In The Languages and Linguistics of Mainland Southeast Asia. Edited by Paul Sidwell and Mathias Jenny. Berlin/New York: de Gruyter Mouton, 1-20.

  • Sidwell, Paul and Mathias Jenny (2021). History of Tai-Kadai studies. In The Languages and Linguistics of Mainland Southeast Asia. Edited by Paul Sidwell and Mathias Jenny. Berlin/New York: de Gruyter Mouton, 93-110.

  • Pacquement, Jean, Paul Sidwell and Mathias Jenny (2021). French contributions to the study of Mainland Southeast Asian languages and linguistics. In The Languages and Linguistics of Mainland Southeast Asia. Edited by Paul Sidwell and Mathias Jenny. Berlin/New York: de Gruyter Mouton, 149-162.

  • Widmer, Manuel, Mathias Jenny, Wolfgang Behr, and Balthasar Bickel (2020). Morphological structure can escape reduction effects from mass admixture of second language speakers: evidence from Sino-Tibetan. Studies in Language 45:4, 707-752.

  • Alves, Mark, Mathias Jenny, and Paul Sidwell (2020). Austroasiatic Affixes and Grammatical Lexicon. In Austroasiatic syntax in areal and diachronic perspective. Edited by Mathias Jenny, Paul Sidwell, and Mark Alves. Leiden/Boston: Brill, 287-333.

  • Jenny, Mathias (2020). Verb-Initial Structures in Austroasiatic Languages. In Austroasiatic syntax in areal and diachronic perspective. Edited by Mathias Jenny, Paul Sidwell, and Mark Alves. Leiden/Boston: Brill, 21-45.

  • Sidwell, Paul, Mathias Jenny, and Mark Alves (2020). Austroasiatic Syntax in Diachronic and Areal Perspective . In Austroasiatic syntax in areal and diachronic perspective. Edited by Mathias Jenny, Paul Sidwell, and Mark Alves. Leiden/Boston: Brill, 1-18.

  • Jenny, Mathias (2019). Thai. In The Mainland Southeast Asia Linguistic Area. Edited by Alice Vittrant and Justin Watkins. Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter, 559-608.

  • Jenny, Mathias (2019). Mon. In The Mainland Southeast Asia Linguistic Area. Edited by Alice Vittrant and Justin Watkins. Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter, 277-319.

  • Jenny, Mathias (2019). Grammatical Relations in Mon. Syntactic tests in an isolating language. In Argument Selectors : A new perspective on grammatical relations. Edited by Witzlack-Makarevich, Alena and Balthasar Bickel. Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing, 107-129.

  • Jenny, Mathias (2017). Foreign influence in the Burmese language. In A collection of papers on Myanmar language and literature. Edited by Ampika Rattanapitak. Chiang Mai, Thailand: Myanmar Center, Chiang Mai University, 1-34.

  • Jenny, Mathias (2017). Comparative, similative, and equative constructions in Mon. In Similative and Equative Constructions. Edited by Yvonne Treis and Martine Vanhove. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing, 291-319.

  • Jenny, Mathias. (2016) Tai identity in Myanmar and beyond. In: IIAS The Newsletter 75: 32-33.

  • Kerdpol, Karnthida, Volker Dellwo, and Mathias Jenny (2016). Phonetic sources of sound change: The influence of Thai on nasality in Pwo Karen. Manusya: Journal of Humanities 19(1):46-66.

  • Jenny, Mathias (2015). Foreign influence in the Burmese language. In: International Conference on Burma/Myanmar Studies Burma/Myanmar in Transition: Connectivity, Changes and Challenges. Chiangmai, Thailand, 24 July 2015 - 25 July 2015, 1-21.

  • Jenny, Mathias (2015). The far West of Southeast Asia: ‘Give’ and ‘get’ in the languages of Myanmar. In Languages of Mainland Southeast Asia. Edited by Nick Enfield and Bernard Comrie. Berlin: de Gruyter Mouton, 155-208.

  • Jenny, Mathias (2015). Syntactic diversity and change in Austroasiatic languages. In Perspectives on Historical Syntax. Edited by Carlotta Viti. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 317-340.

  • Dellwo, Volker, Peggy Mok, and Mathias Jenny (2014). Rhythmic variability between some Asian languages: results from an automatic analysis of temporal characteristics. In: Interspeech 2014, Singapore, 14 September 2014 - 18 September 2014, 1708-1711.

  • Jenny, Mathias, Tobias Weber, and Rachel Weymuth (2014). The Austroasiatic languages: A typological overview. In The Handbook of Austroasiatic Languages. Edited by Mathias Jenny and Paul Sidwell. Leiden/Boston: Brill, 13-143.

  • Jenny, Mathias (2014). Modern Mon. In The Handbook of Austroasiatic Languages. Edited by Mathias Jenny and Paul Sidwell. Leiden/Boston: Brill, 553-600.

  • Jenny, Mathias and Patrick McCormick (2014). Old Mon. In The Handbook of Austroasiatic Languages. Edited by Mathias Jenny and Paul Sidwell. Leiden/Boston: Brill, 517-552.

  • Jenny, Mathias (2014). Transitivity and affectedness in Mon. Journal of Mon-Khmer Studies 43(1): 57-71.

  • McCormick, Patrick and Mathias Jenny (2013). Contact and convergence: the Mon language in Burma and Thailand. Cahiers de Linguistique - Asie Orientale 42(2):77-116.

  • Jenny, Mathias and San San Hnin Tun (2013). Differential subject marking without ergativity. The case of colloquial Burmese. Studies in Language 37(4): 693-735.

  • Jenny, Mathias (2012). The Mon language: recipient and donor between Burmese and Thai. Journal of Language and Culture 31(2):5-33.

  • Jenny, Mathias (2011). Burmese in Mon syntax: external influence and internal development. In Austroasiatic Studies: papers from ICAAL 4. Edited by Sophana Srichampa, Paul Sidwell, Paul, and Kenneth Gregerson. Dallas, Salaya, Canberra: SIL International, Mahidol University, Pacific Linguistics, 48-64.

  • Næss, Åshild and Mathias Jenny (2011). Who changes language? Bilingualism and structural change in Burma and the Reef Islands. Journal of Language Contact 4(2): 217-249.

  • Jenny, Mathias (2011). The story of Prince Sangada: a Mon legend in Southeast Asian context. In The Mon over two millennia. Monuments, manuscripts, movements. Edited by Patrick McCormick, Mathias Jenny, and Chris Baker. Bangkok: Institute of Asian Studies, Chulalongkorn University, 147-167.

  • Jenny, Mathias (2010). Benefactive strategies in Thai. In Benefactives and malefactives: typological perspectives and case studies. Edited by Fernando Zúñiga and Seppo Kittilä.Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 377-392.

  • Jenny, Mathias (2009). Deixis and information structure in Mon: the multifunctional particle kɔ̀h. Journal of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society 2: 53-72.

  • Jenny, Mathias (2009). Modality In Burmese: ‘May’ Or ‘Must’ – Grammatical Uses Of ‘Get’. Journal of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society 1: 111-126.

  • Jenny, Mathias (2006). Mon ra' and nong: assertive particles?. Journal of Mon-Khmer Studies 36: 21-38.

  • Jenny, Mathias (2003). New infixes in spoken Mon. Journal of Mon-Khmer Studies 33: 183-194.

  • Jenny, Mathias (2001). The aspect system of Thai. In Aktionsart and Aspectotemporality in non-European languages. Edited by Karen H. Ebert and Fernando Zúñiga. Zurich: Seminar für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, Universität Zürich, 97-140.

  • Jenny, Mathias (2001). Extract historic dal velg et nouf testamaint. Analyse eines rätoromanischen Textes aus dem frühen 18. Jh. Annalas da la societad retorumantscha 114/2001: 247-259.

Edited Volumes

  • Sidwell, Paul and Mathias Jenny (eds.) (2021). The Languages and Linguistics of Mainland Southeast Asia. Berlin/New York: de Gruyter Mouton.

  • Jenny, Mathias, Paul Sidwell, Paul and Mark Alves (eds.) (2020). Austroasiatic syntax in areal and diachronic perspective. Leiden/Boston: Brill.

  • Jenny, Mathias and Paul Sidwell (eds.) (2015). The Handbook of Austroasiatic Languages. Leiden/Boston: Brill.

  • McCormick, Patrick, Mathias Jenny, and Chris Baker (eds.) (2011). The Mon over two millennia. Monuments, manuscripts, movements. Bangkok: Institute of Asian Studies, Chulalongkorn University.

Reviews

  • Jenny, Mathias (2018). Book Review: Bunjarat, Songkran and Sabattini, Mario, 2017. Grammatica essenziale della lingua thai. Venice: Cafoscarina. Cahiers de Linguistique - Asie Orientale, 47: 257-260.

  • Jenny, Mathias (2016). Review of Svantesson, Jan-Olof / Ràw, Kàm (Damrong Tayanin) / Lindell, Kristina / Lundström, Håkan: Dictionary of Kammu Yùan Language and Culture. Orientalische Literaturzeitung 111(1): 77-80.

  • Jenny, Mathias (2013). New aspects of aspect in Burmese. Zeitschrift der deutschen Morgenländischen Gesellschaft 163(2): 477-484.

Presentations

  • Foreign influence in the structure of Burmese (Chiang Mai 2021)

  • Verbal categories in Htanaw (Lund/online 2021; with Rachel Weymuth, Alexandra Herdeg, Han Tin)


  • The role of multilingualism in the formation of language and society (Yangon 2020)


  • Anaphoric DE in Austroasiatic (Chiang Mai 2019)

  • The position of Burmese in Myanmar and Southeast Asia (Yangon 2019)

  • Typological features of Burmese - an outsider's perspective (Yangon 2019)

  • The role of Tai in the Greater Burma Zone (Denver 2019)

  • Advances in reconstruction of Austroasiatic clause structure (Chiang Mai 2019; with Hiram Ring)


  • Shan in the Greater Burma Zone (Mandalay 2018)

  • The Languages of the Greater Burma Zone (Yangon 2018)

  • What's in a "word" - the hidden Burmanization of Mon (Bangkok 2018)

  • Towards reconstruction of Austroasiatic syntax (Kaohsiung 2018)


  • Sprachlandschaften Südostasiens - Einheit in der Vielfalt (Zürich 2017)

  • Gorakha in Myanmar - shift and retention under intensive language contact (Helsinki 2017)

  • Comparative constructions in Mon in typological, areal, and diachronic perspective (Kiel 2017)

  • Verb-initiality as an archaic Austroasiatic feature (Canberra 2017)


  • Tai language and identity within and across national boundaries (Leiden 2016)

  • Word order in Austroasiatic - what about verb-initial? (Kiel 2016)

  • Verb-initial word order in Austroasiatic (Manila 2016)

  • Peripheral languages and language contact in Myanmar (Berlin 2016)

  • Verb-initial word order in Austroasiatic (Geneva 2016)

  • proto-Austroasiatic was verb-initial (Chiang Mai 2016)


  • Structural divergence in Burmese varieties (Bangkok 2015)

  • Die Thai-Schrift (Bern 2015)

  • 2000 years of history - the Mon language in Thailand and Myanmar (Yangon 2015)

  • Incorporation as an emergent syntactic phenomenon in Burmese (Chiang Mai 2015)

  • Multiverb predicates in Southeast Asian languages (Paris 2015)

  • 'Give' and 'get' in the languages of Southeast Asia (Paris 2015)

  • Exploring language contact in Burma (Paris 2015)

  • NewSit - an aspectual category in Southeast Asia (Paris 2015)

  • Foreign influence in Burmese (Chiang Mai 2015)

  • Syntactic diversity in Austroasiatic languages - where does it come from? (Siem Reap 2015)


  • Vagueness in possession and possessive expressions in Southeast Asia (New Delhi 2014)

  • Convergence and divergence in the languages of the Greater Burma Zone - the case of Mon (Zurich 2014; with Patrick McCormick)

  • Language diversity and endangerment in Asia - the case of Thailand and Myanmar (Mahasarakham 2014)

  • Tracing pattern of contact and movement in the Greater Burma Zone (Leipzig 2014; with Patrick McCormick and André Müller)


  • New challenges in fieldwork in a changing Southeast Asia - the languages of Myanmar (Bangkok 2013)

  • 'New Situation' (NSIT) - Southeast Asian languages and aspect theory (Bangkok 2013)

  • Myanmar as a (new) field for linguistic fieldwork (Mahasarakham 2013)

  • Linguistic fieldwork in Myanmar - new challenges and prospects (Chiang Mai 2013)

  • Transitive directionals in Mon - form, function, and implications for linguistic typology (Leipzig 2013, Canberra 2013)


  • Northeast India - Southeast Asia connections: the case of 'give' (Guwahati 2012)

  • Differential subject marking in colloquial Burmese - uses and functions of ká (Agay, France 2012; with San San Hnin Tun)

  • Grammatical Relations in Mon - syntactic tests in an isolating language (Stockholm 2012)

  • Language contact and syntactic change in Austroasiatic languages (Zurich 2012)

  • Clause linkage in Mon - form and function (Dubrovnik 2012)

  • Grammar sketch of Mon (Singapore 2012)

  • Subject and subject marking in colloquial Burmese (Singapore 2012)

  • The far northwest of Southeast Asia - 'give' and 'get' in the languages of Myanmar (Leipzig 2012)


  • In search of Austroasiatic 1 (Bangkok 2011)

  • Who changes language? Bilingualism and structural borrowing in Burma and the Reef Islands. (Leiden 2011; with Åshild Næss)

  • Language contact in Myanmar (Bern 2011)

  • Thai and Mon Literature: The Forgotten Role of the Mons of Siam - three examples of shared pieces of literature (Bangkok 2011; with Patrick McCormick)


  • Adverbial clauses in Burmese (Zurich 2010)

  • Non-standard constructions in southern Burmese (Marseilles 2010)

  • Language contact in Thailand and Myanmar (Bangkok 2010)

  • Thai benefactives (Bangkok 2010)

  • Passives around the world and in SE Asia (Bangkok 2010)


  • Differential object marking in Burmese (Helsinki 2009)

  • Object marking in Burmese (Saigon 2009)

  • Burmese influence in Mon (Bangkok 2009)

  • Mon influence in Burmese (Chiang Mai 2009)

  • Serial verbs in Mon (Paris 2009)

  • Birman et môn: 1000 ans de contact (Marseilles 2009)


  • Tense in Burmese (Bamberg 2008)

  • Deixis and information structure in Mon (Kualalumpur 2008)

  • Finiteness in Burmese (London 2008)


  • Benefactive strategies in Thai (Zurich 2007)

  • The story of Prince Sangada (Bangkok 2007)

  • Modality in Burmese (Maryland 2007)

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Workshop at Mahasarakham University, Thailand 2013

ICAAL 9, 2021

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