john j. lowe

Me Welcome to my website. I am the Associate Professor of Sanskrit at the University of Oxford.

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).

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.

In the podcast below I discuss my research, in particular the underpinnings of the LINGUINDIC project:

I also have a page on Academia, and on ResearchGate. This website is likely to be the most up to date.

My email address is of the form

Last modified 08 July, 2022