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The Oxford Gothic Grammar

D. Gary Miller

Abstract

This reference grammar of Gothic includes much history along with a description of Gothic grammar. Apart from runic inscriptions, Gothic is the earliest attested language of the Germanic family in Indo-European. Specifically, it is East Germanic. Most of the extant Gothic corpus is a 4th-century translation of the Bible, traditionally ascribed to Wulfila. This translation is historically important because it antedates Jerome’s Latin Vulgate. Gothic inflectional categories include nouns, adjectives, and verbs. Nouns are inflected for three genders, two numbers, and four cases. Adjectives also h ... More

Keywords: Gothic, Germanic, East Germanic, Indo-European, reference grammar, history, Wulfila, Latin Vulgate, periphrastic formations, postposed genitives

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198813590
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198813590.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

D. Gary Miller, author
Professor Emeritus of Linguistics and the Classics, Universities of Florida and Colorado, Boulder