Gary Holland

Professor of Linguistics

Gary Holland

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.

Selected Publications