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.


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.



Martin Luther, On the Freedom of a Christianedition and translation by Howard Jones and Henrike Lähnemann, Oxford: Taylor Institution Library (2020), 222 pages.

‘Semantics and syntax in Old English mood selection’, with Morgan Macleod, Transactions of the Philological Society,  118(2), 304–39 (2020).


The Oxford Guide to Middle High German, with Martin H. Jones, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 736 pages (2019)

The vocabulary of righteousness in Martin Luther’s New Testament translations Oxford German Studies 47(4), 381–416 (2018).

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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