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Research

Howard Jones's main research interests are in the early Germanic languages and in linguistic aspects of the work of Martin Luther.

Teaching

Undergraduate

German. Finals: Old High German (Paper V/1), Germanic Philology (Paper XII).

Linguistics. Prelims: Linguistic Theory (L2); Finals: Historical Linguistics (Paper XII), Linguistic Theory (Paper XIII).

Postgraduate

MSt, MPhil, and DPhil in Germanic and in German historical linguistics.

Publications

Linguistics (mainly historical)

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

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

'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).

The language of Martin Luther

Martin Luther, An Open Letter on Translating and the Intercession of Saints, second enlarged edition by Howard Jones and Henrike Lähnemann, translated by Howard Jones, Oxford: Taylor Institution Library (2022), 156 pages.

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

'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).

Martin Luther, An Open Letter on Translating, edition and translation by Howard Jones et al., Oxford: Taylor Institution Library (2017).

Reference works/textbooks

An Introduction to Middle High German, with Martin H. Jones, Oxford: Oxford University Press, in press.

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