Dr Howard Jones

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

Research

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  The Oxford Guide to Middle High German to be published by OUP.

Teaching

German. Finals: History of the German Language (Paper IV), Old High German (Paper V/1), Early Germanic Languages (Paper XII).

Linguistics. Prelims: General Linguistics (Paper VIII); Finals: Historical Linguistics (Paper XII), General Linguistics (Paper XIII).

Teaching resources can be found here.

Publications

Martin Luther, Sermon on Indulgences and Grace & 95 Theses, edition and translation by Howard Jones et al., Oxford: Taylor Institution Library (2018).

The status of passive constructions in Old English’, with Morgan Macleod, Transactions of the Philological Society,  116(1), 59–90 (2018).

Martin Luther: An Open Letter on Translating, edition and translation by Howard Jones et al., 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, 272 pages (2009).

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