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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 senior researcher and lecturer at the African Studies Centre Leiden. Her interest is in grammar, linguistic typology and in the interdisciplinary fields of anthropological linguistics and sociolinguistics.

Azeb did her BA and MA in linguistics at Addis Ababa University. She obtained her PhD in Linguistics from Leiden University, with her thesis on the grammar of the Maale language of Ethiopia. She publishes on Amharic, Maale, Oyda, Woalitta and Zargulla languages as well as on comparative research on the Omotic languages of the Afroasiatic phylum. Through her linguistic documentation projects, Azeb has produced audio-visual digital archives on various cultural practices, including work-songs, animal-directed speech, whistled-names, narratives and conversations on cultural and technical knowledge on house construction and farming among the Oyda and Zargula people in southern Ethiopia.

Azeb teaches in the BA and Research MA African Studies programmes on the topics language and power, linguistic diversity and language policy, research methods and inter-cultural communication. She served for 15 years as editor of the Journal of African Languages and Linguistics (JALL). Azeb is chair of the Research Master in African Studies at Leiden University and since 2020, she is head of the Netherlands Association of African Studies (NVAS).

Researcher

  • Afrika-Studiecentrum
  • Wetenschappelijke staf

Work address

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

Contact

  • Rasenberg M., Amha A., Coler M., Koppen M. van, Miltenburg E. van, Rijk L. de, Stommel W. & Dingemanse M. (2023), Reimagining language: towards a better understanding of language by including our interactions with non-humans. , Linguistics in the Netherlands 40(1): 309-317. 'Refereed' artikel in tijdschrift
  • Amha A. & Leyew Z. (2023), Language endangerment in Ethiopia. In: Meyer R. & Wakjira B. Leyew Z. (Eds.), The Oxford handbook of Ethiopian languages. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 45-64. Boekdeel
  • Ameka F.K. & Amha A. (2022), Research on language and culture in Africa. In: Völkel S. & Nassenstein N. (Eds.), Approaches to language and culture . Anthropological Linguistics no. 1. Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter Mouton . 339-383. Boekdeel
  • Amha A., Slotta J. & Sarvasy H.S. (2021), Singing the individual: name tunes in Oyda and Yopno, Frontiers in Psychology 12: 667599. 'Non-refereed' artikel in tijdschrift
  • Ameka F.K. & Amha A. (Eds.) (2021), Journal of African languages and linguistics. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. Boekredactie
  • Ameka F. & Amha A. (Eds.) (2017), Journal of African languages and linguistics. Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter Mouton. Boekredactie
  • Amha A. (2017), Commands in Wolaitta. In: Aikhenvald A.Y. & Dixon R.M.W. (Eds.), Commands: a cross-linguistic typology. Explorations in linguistic typology. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 283-300. Boekdeel
  • Amha A. (2017), The Omotic language family. In: Aikhenvald A.Y. & Dixon R.M.W. (Eds.), The Cambridge handbook of linguistic typology. Cambridge Handbooks in Language and Linguistics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 815-833. Boekdeel
  • Amha A. (2014), Complex predicates in Zargulla. In: Meyer R., Treis Y. & Amha A. (Eds.), Explorations in Ethiopian linguistics: complex predicates, finiteness and interrogativity. Abhandlungen für die Kunde des Morgenlandes no. 91. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz. 91-119. Boekdeel
  • Meyer R., Treis A. & Amha A. (Eds.) (2014), Explorations in Ethiopian linguistics: complex predicates, finiteness and interrogativity. Abhandlungen für die Kunde des Morgenlandes no. 91. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz. Boekredactie
  • 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. Boekdeel
  • Ameka F.K. & Amha A. (Eds.) (2013), (Co-)Editor. Journal of African Languages and Linguistics. Boekredactie
  • Amha A. (2012), Omotic. In: Frajzyngier Zygmunt & Shay Erin (Eds.), The Afroasiatic Languages. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 423-504. Boekdeel
  • Amha A., Ameka F.K. & Kossmann M.G. (Eds.) (2012), (Co-)Editor. Journal of African Languages and Linguistics. Boekredactie
  • Amha A., Ameka F.K. & Kossmann M.G. (Eds.) (2011), (Co-)Editor. Journal of African Languages and Linguistics. Boekredactie
  • 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. Boekredactie
  • Amha A. (2010), The converb in Wolaitta: form and functions. In: Völlmin Sascha, Amha Azeb, Rapold Christian & Zaugg-Coretti Silvia (Eds.), Converbs, Medial Verbs, Clause Chaining and Related Issues. Köln: Köppe. 139-115. Boekdeel
  • Ameka F.K., Amha A. & Kossmann M.G. (Eds.) (2010), . Journal of African Languages and Linguistics. Boekredactie
  • 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. Boekdeel
  • Amha A. (2010), Wolaitta Language. Uhlig Siegbert (Ed.), Encyclopaedia Aethiopica. . Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag. 1088-1090. Non-refereed' congrespublicatie
  • 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. 'Non-refereed' artikel in tijdschrift
  • Amha A. (2010) Gregory D. S. Anderson: Auxiliary Verb Constructions. Review of: (2006), Auxiliary Verb Constructions no. 1. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Journal of African Languages and Linguistics 31: 114-120. Boekbespreking
  • Amha A. (2010), Ometo. Uhlig Siegbert (Ed.), Encyclopaedia Aethiopica. . Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag. 17-19. Non-refereed' congrespublicatie
  • Amha A. (2009), On loans and additions to the Fidel (Ethiopic) script. In: Voogt Alex de & Finkel Irving L. (Eds.), The Idea of Writing: play and complexity. Leiden: Brill. 179-196. Boekdeel
  • Ameka F.K., Amha A. & Kossmann M.G. (Eds.) (2009), . Journal of African Languages and Linguistics. Boekredactie
  • 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. Boekdeel
  • 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. Boekdeel
  • Amha A. (2008), Gender distinction and affirmative copula clauses in Zargulla. 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. Non-refereed' congrespublicatie
  • Ameka F.K., Amha A. & Kossmann M.G. (Eds.) (2008), . Journal of African Languages and Linguistics. Boekredactie
  • Amha A. (2007), Kullo language. Uhlig Siegbert (Ed.), Encyclopaedia Aethiopica 3. . Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag. 447-449. Non-refereed' congrespublicatie
  • Amha A. (2007), Maale language. Uhlig Siegbert (Ed.), Encyclopaedia Aethiopica 3. . Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag. 607-608. Non-refereed' congrespublicatie
  • Ameka F.K., Amha A. & Kossmann M.G. (Eds.) (2007), . Journal of African Languages and Linguistics. Boekredactie
  • Amha A. (2007), Non-verbal predication in Wolaitta. Crass Joachim & Meyer Ronny (Eds.), Deictics, Copula and Focus in the Ethiopian Convergence Area. . Cologne: Köppe. 99-117. Non-refereed' congrespublicatie
  • Amha A. (2007), Koorete language. Uhlig Siegbert (Ed.), Encyclopaedia Aethiopica 3. 429-431. Non-refereed' congrespublicatie
  • Amha A. (2007), Are -a- and -o- in the indicative verb paradigms of Zargulla nominalizers?. 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. Non-refereed' congrespublicatie
  • Amha A. (2007), Boordevol letters: het schrift van Ethiopië, INDIGO: Tijdschrift over inheemse volken 15(2): 11-11. 'Non-refereed' artikel in tijdschrift
  • Amha A. (2007), Malo language. Uhlig Siegbert (Ed.), Encyclopaedia Aethiopica 3. . Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag. 710-711. Non-refereed' congrespublicatie
  • Amha A. (2007), Questioning forms in Zargulla. Voigt Rainer (Ed.), From Beyond the Mediterranean: Akten des 7. internationalen Semitohamitistenkongresses, Berlin 13-15 Septemebr 2004. . Aachen: Shaker Verlag. 197-210. Non-refereed' congrespublicatie
  • 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. Boekredactie
  • 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. Boekdeel
  • Ameka F.K. & Amha A. (Eds.) (2006), . Journal of African Languages and Linguistics. Boekredactie
  • Amha A. & Dimmendaal G.J. (2006), The Converb in an African perspective. Ameka Felix, Dench Alan & Evans Nicholas (Eds.), Catching Language: the Standing Challenge of Grammar Writing. . Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. 393-440. Non-refereed' congrespublicatie
  • Amha A. (2006), Gender and Animacy in Maale in Comparative Perspective. Uhlig Siegbert (Ed.), Proceedings of the XVth International Conference of Ethiopian Studies. Hamburg, July 20-25, 2003. . Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag. 704-714. Non-refereed' congrespublicatie
  • Amha A. (2006), Wolaitta. Brown K. (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics, 2nd Ed,. Vol. 13. . Oxford: Elsevier. 607-611. Non-refereed' congrespublicatie
  • Amha A. (2005), Dorze. Uhlig Siegbert (Ed.), Encyclopaedia Aethiopica, vol. 2 (D-Ha). . Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz. 195-196. Non-refereed' congrespublicatie
  • Ameka F.K., Amha A. & Mous Maarten (Eds.) (2005), . Journal of African Languages and Linguistics. Boekredactie
  • 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. Boekdeel
  • Amha A. (2005), Gofa language. Uhlig Siegbert (Ed.), Encyclopaedia Aethiopica, vol. 2 (D-Ha). . Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz. 822-823. Non-refereed' congrespublicatie
  • Amha A. (2003), Basketo Language. Uhlig Siegbert (Ed.), Encyclopaedia Aethiopica, Vol I a-c. . Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag. 498-499. 'Non-refereed' congrespublicatie
  • Amha A. & Bustorf D. (2003), Basket Ethnology. Uhlig Siegbert (Ed.), Encyclopaedia Aethiopica, Vol I a-c. . Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag. 499-500. Non-refereed' congrespublicatie
  • 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. Boekdeel
  • Amha A. (2002) Review. Review of: Lamberti M. (2002), The Wolayta Language. Journal of African Languages and Linguistics 23. Boekbespreking
  • Amha A. (2001), The Maale language. CNWS/LDS Publications no. 99. Leiden: Research School CNWS. Boek
  • 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. Boekdeel
  • Amha A. (1997), The tone system of Maale. In: Fukui K. (Ed.), Ethiopia in Broader Perspective, vol. I. Kyoto: Shokado. 441-455. Boekdeel
  • Amha A. (1997) Review. Review of: Appleyard D. (1997), Colloquial Amharic no. 2. Journal of African Languages and Linguistics 18: 171-176. Boekbespreking
  • Amha A. (1996), Tone-accent and prosodic domains in Wolaitta, Studies in African Linguistics 25(2): 111-138. 'Non-refereed' artikel in tijdschrift
  • Amha A. (1996), Aspects of the Verb in Ometo, Ethiopian Journal of Languages and Literature 6: 43-63. 'Non-refereed' artikel in tijdschrift
  • Amha A. (1995), Case in Basketo, African Languages and Cultures 8(1): 1-17. 'Non-refereed' artikel in tijdschrift
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