Professor of Linguistics

Gary Holland

Contact Information

Email: gholland@berkeley.edu
Office:
1216 Dwinelle Hall

Biography and Research

Ph.D., Linguistics, University of California, Berkeley, 1980
M.A. French, Florida State University
B.A. French, Florida State University

Languages: Classical and Vedic Sanskrit, Avestan, Old Persian, Greek, Latin, Italic dialects, Hittite, Hieroglyphic Luwian, Gothic, Old Norse-Icelandic, Old English, Old Irish, Lithuanian, Old Church Slavic

Biography and publications: Before joining Berkeley's Department of Linguistics, Holland taught as a Lecturer in Scandinavian Studies and in Near Eastern Studies. His research interests fall into three main areas: comparative Indo-European linguistics (especially syntax and poetics), general historical linguistics, and language typology. His metrical restoration and edition of the Rigveda (co-authored with Barend van Nooten) appeared in 1994. In addition to working on some questions raised by the Rig Veda edition he is currently completing two monographs, one on word order change and the other on relative constructions in the early Indo-European languages.  

Selected Publications