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Azeb Amha

Researcher

Name
Dr. A. Amha MA
Telephone
+31 71 527 3364
E-mail
a.amha@asc.leidenuniv.nl

For an overview of Azeb Amha's research and publications, visit her profile on the ASCL website.

Dr. Azeb Amha is a linguist with interest in the morphology and syntax of Afroasiatic languages, linguistic typology and in the interdisciplinary fields of anthropological linguistics and sociolinguistics. Currently she is working on the documentation of the Oyda language and studies Wolaitta and Zargulla, all spoken in Ethiopia.

In 2016, Azeb Amha was awarded a research grant for three years from the SOAS-London run funding initiative (ELDP) for the documentation of endangered cultural practices of the Zargulla people in South-West Ethiopia. The research will focus on traditional house and terrace-farm construction practices.

Researcher

  • Afrika-Studiecentrum
  • Wetenschappelijke staf

Work address

Pieter de la Court Building
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden
Room number 3A15

Contact

  • Amha A. (2017), The Omotic language family. In: Aikhenval A.Y., Dixon R.M.W. (Eds.) The Cambridge handbook of linguistic typology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 815-833.book chapter
  • Amha A. (2017), Commands in Wolaitta. In: Aikhenvald A.Y., Dixon R.M.W. (Eds.) Commands: a cross-linguistic typology. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 283-300.book chapter
  • Meyer R., Treis A. & Amha A. (Eds.) (2014), Explorations in Ethiopian linguistics: complex predicates, finiteness and interrogativity no. 91. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz.editorship of book
  • Amha A. (2014), Complex predicates in Zargulla. In: Meyer R., Treis Y, Amha A. (Eds.) Explorations in Ethiopian linguistics: complex predicates, finiteness and interrogativity. no. 91 Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz. 91-119.book chapter
  • Amha A. (2013), Directives to humans and to domestic animals: the imperative and some interjections in Zargulla. In: Simeone-Senelle M.C., Vanhove M. (Eds.) Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Cushitic and Omotic languages, Paris, 16-18 April 2008. Cushitic and Omotic Studies no. 3 Köln: Rüdiger Köppe Verlag. 211-229.book chapter
  • Ameka F. K. & Amha A. (2013), Member of editorial staff Journal of African Languages and Linguistics 34(1 and 2).editorship of journal
  • Amha A., Ameka F.K. & Kossmann M.G. (2012), Member of editorial staff Journal of African Languages and Linguistics 33(1).editorship of journal
  • Amha A. (2012), Omotic. In: Frajzyngier Zygmunt, Shay Erin (Eds.) The Afroasiatic Languages. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 423-504.book chapter
  • Amha A., Ameka F.K. & Kossmann M.G. (2011), Member of editorial staff Journal of African Languages and Linguistics 32(1-2).editorship of journal
  • Amha A. (2010), Ometo. In: Uhlig Siegbert (Ed.) Encyclopaedia Aethiopica. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag. 17-19.conference paper
  • Amha A., Völlmin S., Rapold C.H.J. & Zaugg-Coretti S. (Eds.) (2010), Converbs, Medial Verbs, Clause Chaining and Related Issues. Special issue of Frankfurter Afrikanistische Blätter 19 (2007). Cologne: Köppe.editorship of book
  • Amha A. (2010), The converb in Wolaitta: form and functions. In: Sascha Völlmin, Azeb Amha, Christian Rapold & Silvia Zaugg-Coretti (Eds.) Converbs, Medial Verbs, Clause Chaining and Related Issues. Köln: Köppe. 139-115.book chapter
  • Amha A. (2010), Compound verbs and ideophones in Wolaitta revisited.. In: Amberber Mengistu, Baker Bret, Harvey Mark (Eds.) Complex Predicates: Cross-linguistic Perspectives on Event Structure. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 259-290.book chapter
  • Amha A. (2010), Gregory D. S. Anderson: Auxiliary Verb Constructions Review of: (2006) Auxiliary Verb Constructions, Journal of African Languages and Linguistics 31: 114-120.book review
  • Amha A. (2010), Wolaitta Language. In: Uhlig Siegbert (Ed.) Encyclopaedia Aethiopica. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag. 1088-1090.conference paper
  • Ameka F.K., Amha A. & Kossmann M.G. (2010), Member of editorial staff Journal of African Languages and Linguistics 31(1 &2).editorship of journal
  • Amha A. (2010), From Gender Identification to Assertion: on the use of -tte and -tta in Zargulla, an endangered Omotic languages, The Journal of West African Languages XXXVII(1): 57-73.article in journal
  • Amha A. (2009), The morpho-syntax of negation in Zargulla. In: Wetzels Leo (Ed.) The Linguistics of Endangered Languages: Contributions to Morphology and Morpho-Syntax. Utrecht: LOT. 199-220.book chapter
  • Ameka F.K., Amha A. & Kossmann M.G. (2009), Member of editorial staff Journal of African Languages and Linguistics 30(1, 2).editorship of journal
  • Amha A. (2009), Participant marking and valence in Wolaitta. In: Dimmendaal Gerrit J (Ed.) Participant Marking: Case Studies from Twelve African Languages. Amsterdam – Philadelphia: John Benjamins. 355-384.book chapter
  • Amha A. (2009), On loans and additions to the Fidel (Ethiopic) script. In: de Voogt Alex, Finkel Irving L. (Eds.) The Idea of Writing: play and complexity. Leiden: Brill. 179-196.book chapter
  • Amha A. (2008), Gender distinction and affirmative copula clauses in Zargulla. In: Bengtson John D. (Ed.) In Hot Pursuit of Language in Prehistory: Essays in the four fields of anthropology in honour of Harold Crane Fleming. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins. 39-48.conference paper
  • Ameka F.K., Amha A. & Kossmann M.G. (2008), Member of editorial staff Journal of African Languages and Linguistics 29(1-2).editorship of journal
  • Amha A. (2007), Boordevol letters: het schrift van Ethiopië, INDIGO: Tijdschrift over inheemse volken 15(2): 11-11.article in magazine/newspaper
  • Amha A. (2007), Kullo language. In: Uhlig Siegbert (Ed.) Encyclopaedia Aethiopica 3. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag. 447-449.conference paper
  • Amha A., Sava Graziano & Mous Maarten (Eds.) (2007), Omotic and Cushitic Languages Studies: Papers from the Fourth Cushitic Omotic Conference, Leiden, 10-12 April 2003. Cologne: Köppe.editorship of book
  • Amha A. (2007), Koorete language. In: Uhlig Siegbert (Ed.) Encyclopaedia Aethiopica 3.. 429-431.conference paper
  • Amha A. (2007), Are -a- and -o- in the indicative verb paradigms of Zargulla nominalizers?. In: Amha Azeb, Sava Graziano, Mous Maarten (Eds.) Omotic and Cushitic Languages Studies: papers from the Fourth Cushitic Omotic Conference, Leiden, 10-12 April 2003. Köln: Rüdiger Köppe Verlag. 1-22.conference paper
  • Amha A. (2007), Non-verbal predication in Wolaitta.. In: Crass Joachim, Meyer Ronny (Eds.) Deictics, Copula and Focus in the Ethiopian Convergence Area. Cologne: Köppe. 99-117.conference paper
  • Ameka F.K., Amha A. & Kossmann M.G. (2007), Member of editorial staff Journal of African Languages and Linguistics 28(1-2).editorship of journal
  • Amha A. (2007), Maale language. In: Uhlig Siegbert (Ed.) Encyclopaedia Aethiopica 3. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag. 607-608.conference paper
  • Amha A. (2007), Malo language. In: Uhlig Siegbert (Ed.) Encyclopaedia Aethiopica 3. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag. 710-711.conference paper
  • Amha A. (2006), Gender and Animacy in Maale in Comparative Perspective. In: Uhlig Siegbert (Ed.) Proceedings of the XVth International Conference of Ethiopian Studies. Hamburg, July 20-25, 2003. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag. 704-714.conference paper
  • Amha A. & Dimmendaal G.J. (2006), Verbal Compounding in Wolaitta. In: Aikhenvald A.Y., Dixon R.M.W. (Eds.) Serial Verb Constructions: A cross-linguistic Typology. Oxford/New York: Oxford University Press. 319-337.book chapter
  • Amha A. (2006), Wolaitta. In: Brown K. (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics, 2nd Ed,. Vol. 13. Oxford: Elsevier. 607-611.conference paper
  • Ameka F.K. & Amha A. (2006), Member of editorial staff Journal of African Languages and Linguistics 27(1-2).editorship of journal
  • Amha A. & Dimmendaal G.J. (2006), The Converb in an African perspective. In: Ameka Felix, Dench Alan, Evans Nicholas (Eds.) Catching Language: the Standing Challenge of Grammar Writing. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. 393-440.conference paper
  • Ameka F.K., Amha A. & Mous Maarten (2005), Member of editorial staff Journal of African Languages and Linguistics 26(1-2).editorship of journal
  • Amha A. (2005), Secondary predicates and adverbials in Nilotic and Omotic: a typological comparision. In: Himmelmann Nikolaus P, Schultze-Berndt Eva (Eds.) Secondary predication and adverbial modification. The typology of depictives. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 299-321.book chapter
  • Amha A. (2005), Dorze. In: Uhlig Siegbert (Ed.) Encyclopaedia Aethiopica, vol. 2 (D-Ha). Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz. 195-196.conference paper
  • Amha A. (2005), Gofa language. In: Uhlig Siegbert (Ed.) Encyclopaedia Aethiopica, vol. 2 (D-Ha). Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz. 822-823.conference paper
  • Amha A. (2007), Questioning forms in Zargulla. In: Voigt Rainer (Ed.) From Beyond the Mediterranean: Akten des 7. internationalen Semitohamitistenkongresses, Berlin 13-15 Septemebr 2004. Aachen: Shaker Verlag. 197-210.conference paper
  • Amha A. & Bustorf D. (2003), Basket Ethnology. In: Uhlig Siebert (Ed.) Encyclopaedia Aethiopica, Vol I a-c. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag. 499-500.conference paper
  • Amha A. (2003), Basketo Language. In: Uhlig Siebert (Ed.) Encyclopaedia Aethiopica, Vol I a-c. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag. 498-499.conference paper
  • Amha A. (2002), Ideophones and Compound Verbs in Wolaitta. In: Kilian-Hatz C., Voeltz F.K.E. (Eds.) Ideophones. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins. 49-62.book chapter
  • Amha A. (2002), Review Review of: Lamberti M. (2002) The Wolayta Language, Journal of African Languages and Linguistics 23.book review
  • Amha A. (2001), The Maale Language CNWS/LDS Publications no. 9. Leiden: Research School CNWS.book
  • Amha A. (2001), Wolaitta. In: Garry J., Rubino C. (Eds.) Facts About the World¿s Languages: An Encyclopaedia of the World¿s Major Languages: Past and Present. New York/Dublin: The H.W. Wilson Co.. 809-815.book chapter
  • Amha A. (1997), Review Review of: Appleyard D. (1997) Colloquial Amharic, Journal of African Languages and Linguistics 18: 171-176.book review
  • Amha A. (1997), The tone system of Maale. In: Fukui K. (Ed.) Ethiopia in Broader Perspective, vol. I. Kyoto: Shokado. 441-455.book chapter
  • Amha A. (1996), Aspects of the Verb in Ometo, Ethiopian Journal of Languages and Literature 6: 43-63.article in journal
  • Amha A. (1996), Tone-accent and prosodic domains in Wolaitta, Studies in African Linguistics 25(2): 111-138.article in journal
  • Amha A. (1995), Case in Basketo, African Languages and Cultures 8(1): 1-17.article in journal
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