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Faculty and Staff

Kurt Goblirsch

Title: Professor of German and Linguistics
German Program Director, Director of USC-Bamberg Exchange
Department: Languages, Literatures and Cultures
College of Arts and Sciences
E-mail: kggoblir@mailbox.sc.edu
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Resources: Curriculum Vitae [pdf]
Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
 
Linguistics Program

Education

Postgraduate Studies, Philipps-Universität Marburg, 1990-91.
Ph.D. in Germanic Philology, 1990, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.
M.A. in Germanic Philology, 1987, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.
A.B. in Germanic Languages, 1984, with honors, Washington University, St. Louis.
Undergraduate Studies, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen, 1982-83.

Bio

Kurt Goblirsch is a specialist in the languages and medieval literature of Germany, Scandinavia, England, and the Low Countries. His courses in linguistics range from comparative Germanic linguistics and English etymology to the structure of Modern German and German sociolinguistics. His courses in literature treat the chivalric poetry of the High Middle Ages in Germany, Germanic heroic poetry, and Scandinavian mythology. Courses in Middle High German, Old High German, Old Saxon, Old Norse, and Gothic provide the foundation for student research in linguistics and literature. Prof. Goblirsch’s own research centers on the comparative study of sound change, word forms, and word origins. He is the Co-editor of the journal NOWELE: North-Western European Language Evolution.

Monographs

Consonant Strength in Upper German Dialects. Odense: Odense UP, 1994.
Lautverschiebungen in den germanischen Sprachen. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter, 2005.
The History of Quantity in Germanic. Cambridge: Cambridge UP. (2016)

Grants

German Academic Exchange Service
Swedish Institute
National Endowment for the Humanities