Rob Howell

German

Emeritus

rbhowell@wisc.edu


Language(s): Dutch, German, Gothic, Old High German, Old Saxon, Old Frisian, Old English, Middle Dutch

Research/Language Interests: Historical Linguistics, Historical Sociolinguistics, Dialectology, Morphology, Phonology.

About: Since coming to Madison in 1984 I have enjoyed working with the growing number of undergraduates and graduates interested in all aspects of Germanic linguistics. My own interests range from early Germanic phonology and morphology to the development of Dutch and German urban vernaculars in the Early Modern period. The size and vitality of our program has afforded me many opportunities for collaborative work with colleagues and graduate students. In addition to teaching courses in early Germanic (Gothic, Old High German, Old Saxon), dialectology and historical linguistics I enjoy teaching courses in Dutch and German language. My major current project is the Cambridge History of the Germanic Languages, which I am co-authoring with Joe Salmons and Paul Roberge (UNC-Chapel Hill).

Education:
• Cornell University, PhD in Germanic Linguistics (1983)
• Cornell University, MA in Germanic Linguistics (1982)
• Stanford University, MEd in Secondary Education (1977)
• Stanford University, MA in German Literature (1976)
• Stanford University, BA in German Literature (1976)