Dr Howard Jones

Howard Jones, M.A. (Oxon), B.A., Ph.D. (London)
Fellow and Lecturer in Linguistics,


Howard Jones’s main research interests are in Germanic,  Old High German, Middle High German, and the semantics of verbs in the Germanic languages. He is currently working with Martin Jones on an Introduction to Middle High German to be published by OUP.


German. The history of German, particularly Old High German and Middle High German, as well as the linguistics of present-day German.

Linguistics. General linguistics, historical linguistics.

Teaching resources can be found here.


‘The status of passive constructions in Old English’, with Morgan Macleod, Transactions of the Philological Society (forthcoming).

Martin Luther: An Open Letter on Translating, translated by Howard Jones, Oxford: Taylor Institution Library (2017).

‘On the early origins of the Germanic preterite presents’, with Will Randall, Transactions of the Philological Society 113(2), 137-176 (2015).

‘Reference time and the English past tenses’, with Wilfried Meyer-Viol, Linguistics and Philosophy 34(3), 223-256 (2011).

‘Aktionsart’ in the Old High German Passive, Beiträge zur germanistischen Sprachwissenschaft, Hamburg/Buske (2009).

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