Preface Acknowledgments Dating and other conventions Abbreviations 1: The Goths and Gothic 2: Alphabet and phonology 3: The nominal system 4: Case functions 5: The verbal system 6: P-words 7: Compounding 8: Nominal derivation 9: Verbal and sentential syntax 10: Gothic texts 11: Linearization and typology Appendix: supplementary information References Index
D. Gary Miller is Professor Emeritus of Linguistics and the Classics at the Universities of Florida and Colorado, Boulder. His previous books with OUP include Nonfinite Structures in Theory and Change (2002), Latin Suffixal Derivatives in English (2005), Language Change and Linguistic Theory (2 vols; 2010), External Influences on English: From Beginnings to the Renaissance (2012), and English Lexicogenesis (2014).
This comprehensive, authoritative, and thoroughly up-to-date volume
is without equal. I wish I had such a resource when I was learning
Gothic (and teaching it). * Wayne Harbert, Cornell University *
Not since the grammar of von der Gabelentz and Loebe of the first half of the 19th century has there been such a comprehensive account of the Gothic language. Of particular value are the emphasis on word-formation and syntax, and the generous bibliography. * Patrick Stiles, University College London *
This is massive and comprehensive. The patience and knowledge (in addition to first-rate organization of notes and records) is overwhelming: in the best neophilological tradition, with linguistic acumen. I'm truly impressed. Everything is there and it must be the definitive summation of what can be known about Gothic (and what will remain a mystery/question mark). Magisterial. * Dieter Wanner, Ohio State University *