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Garry Davis, Ph.D. Associate Professor of German Curtin Hall 895 Tel. 414-229-4942/4948 (w) Tel. 414-332-1924 (h) 

My office hours for Sem. I, 2008 are: T/R 11:00-11:50 and T 3:00-3:20. 

Courses I often teach:

.      111 Introduction to German Life and Civilization I

.      112 Introduction to German Life and Civilization II

.      488 Topics in German Philology: (Reading older German handwriting)

.      671 German Phonetics

.      681 History and Structure of German

.      672 German for Professional Purposes


Recent German 111 Syllabus


Recent German 112 Syllabus

Recent German Phonetics 671 syllabus


recent History and Structure of German syllabus


German for Professional Purposes Syllabus, fall 2006



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Garry Davis, CRT 895, (414) 229-4942.


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Select Publications

1988.The Origin of Middle Dutch -ster. In: Papers from the Third Interdisciplinary Conference on Netherlandic Studies. Ed. by Ton J. Broos, 231-235. Lanham, MD: University Press of America.

1991.The Word sheep in the West Germanic Languages. Indogermanische Forschungen 96. 118-135.

WGmc. Word for Sheep, pdfversion


1991. Some Apparent Cases of Submorphemic Attractions in Early Dutch and the Older Germanic Languages. In: Berkeley Conference on Dutch Linguistics 1989. Issues and Controversies, Old and New. Ed. by Thomas F. Shannon and Johan P. Snapper. (Publications of the American Association for Netherlandic Studies, 4.), pp. 13-33. Lanham, MD: University Press of America.

1992. What's in a Word? On Integrating Recent Approaches to Secondary Associations, Submorphemic Units, and Morphological Segmentation. Word 43(2).197-216.

What's in a Word?, pdfversion


1992. Old English -estre and Proto-Germanic *-arjaz: The Origin and Development of two Agentive Suffixes in Germanic. American Journal of Germanic Linguistics and Literatures 4 (2) 103-116.

1992. with Gregory K. Iverson. Explanation in Historical Linguistics. (Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 84.) Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

1993. German in Contact with Native American Languages: The Moravians, 1742-1782. In: The German Language in America, 1683-1991. Ed. by Joseph C. Salmons, pp. 1-15. Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies: Madison, WI.

German in Contact with Native American Languages, pdfversion


1994. with Gregory K. Iverson. thl- in Gothic. Historische Sprachforschung (ZVS) 107 (1). 155-64.

1994. with Gregory K. Iverson and Joseph C. Salmons. Blocking Environments in Old High German Umlaut. Folia Linguistica Historica 15 (1-2). 131-148.

1995.with Gregory K. Iverson. Segment Organization in the High German Consonant Shift. American Journal of Germanic Linguistics and Literatures.7.2. 111-127.

Segment Organization, pdfversion


1998. Mini-sound changes and etymology: Gothic bagms, mathl, and auhns. In:Interdigitations: Essays for Irmengard Rauch, pp. 147-154: New York: Peter Lang Publishing.

Mini-sound changes, pdf version


2000. Notes on the etymologies of English 'big' and Gothic 'ga-'. American Journal of Germanic Linguistics and Literatures. 12.1. 41-52.

English 'big' and Gothic 'ga-', pdf version


2005. Entstehung und Alter der hochdeutschen Lautverschiebung in Wermelskirchen. Zeitschrift fuer Dialektologie und Linguistik 72(3). 257-277.

Entstehung paper, pdfversion



 2008. Analogie, Intrinsische Dauer und Prosodie: zur postvokalischen Ausbreitung der ahd. Lautverschiebung im Fraenkischen. PBB 130/3. pdfversion%3C/address%3E%3C/a%3E%3C/P%3E%3Cbr%3E%3Cbr%3E%3Cbr%3E%3Cbr%3E%3Ca href=