» Dr John Lowe
Dr John Lowe
M.A., M.Phil., D.Phil
Role or Position
Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow in Linguistics
2001-2005: M.A. in Oriental Studies (Classics with Sanskrit), St Hugh's College, Oxford.
I give lectures, classes and tutorials for Prelims linguistics; I give tutorials for FHS Linguistics, and have previously given tutorials in Language for FHS Human Sciences. I teach language classes on Old Avestan and Ancient Greek grammar, and have given tutorials in Classical Philology for FHS Lit. Hum.
I am working on syntactic variation in the conversational language of Sanskrit drama. I have recently completed my D.Phil. on the syntax and semantics of participles in Ṛgvedic Sanskrit; I am also working more widely on syntax within the framework of Lexical Functional Grammar.
My research interests include: Sanskrit language and linguistics, Syntactic theory (primarily Lexical Functional Grammar), the syntax-phonology interface, formal semantics, Indo-Iranian comparative and historical linguistics (Sanskrit, Prakrit, Avestan, Old Persian), Greek and Latin historical linguistics, Indo-European comparative philology, Ancient Indian grammatical tradition, Germanic comparative and historical linguistics (especially Gothic, Old Norse).
(2013), 'Indo-European Caland Adjectives in *-nt- and Participles in Sanskrit', to appear in Historische Sprachforschung 126.
Reading (especially Karl Barth, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Wodehouse); football; running; collecting coins; and, if I ever have the time, playing guitar.
Updated: Monday 22nd October 2012 21:11