This book investigates the interaction of the morphology and syntax of some deverbal suffixes in Gothic in synchronic and diachronic perspectives. The suffixes under examination include: the past participle forming suffixes
-pa-/-na-, the fourth class weak verb forming suffixes
-nõ-/-na-, and action/state noun forming suffixes
-pi-/-ni-. Demonstrating 'detransitivization' to be a primary function underlying these suffixes, the book presents a principled explanation for the systematic interrelationship among the suffixes in formal and functional dimensions.