john j. lowe

Me Welcome to my website. I am a Departmental Lecturer in Syntax and a Departmental Lecturer in Indo-Iranian Philology in the Faculty of Linguistics, Philology & Phonetics, University of Oxford. Prior to this I held a three-year postdoctoral research fellowship, funded by the Leverhulme Trust, also at Oxford.

Besides this website, I have a page on Academia, where you can find some additional talks and papers. If you are a member of Academia, you can also 'follow' me to keep up with my work. I also have a page on ResearchGate. This website is likely to be the most up to date.

I have recently finished a monograph on 'transitive' nouns and adjectives in Sanskrit and Pali, published by Oxford University Press in June 2017. My previous monograph, based on my D.Phil. research on the syntax and semantics of participles in Ṛgvedic Sanskrit, was published in 2015, also by Oxford University Press. I am also working more widely on syntax, semantics, and historical linguistics. You can download my CV here.

My research interests include: Sanskrit language and linguistics, syntactic theory, formal semantics, Indo-Iranian comparative and historical linguistics (Sanskrit, Prakrit, Avestan, Old Persian), Greek and Latin historical linguistics, Indo-European comparative philology, the Ancient Indian grammatical tradition, Germanic comparative and historical linguistics (especially Gothic, Old Norse).

I 'know' the following languages: Ancient: Vedic Sanskrit, Classical Sanskrit, Prakrit, Avestan, Old Persian, Middle Persian, Greek, Latin, Gothic, Old Norse, Old English, Aramaic. Modern: French & German; a bit of Russian and Hindi. I am currently learning Biblical Hebrew.

My departmental email address is of the form

Last modified 13 July, 2017