john j. lowe

Me Welcome to my website. I am the Associate Professor of Sanskrit in the Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of 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 am currently PI on two projects: LINGUINDIC, a five-year ERC funded project; and Uncovering Sanskrit Syntax, a three-year Leverhulme Trust funded project (2019-2022); please follow the links to the project webpages.
My most recent monograph on 'transitive' nouns and adjectives in Sanskrit and Pali was 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.

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

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Last modified 21 October, 2020