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Forthcoming


Forth., with Moges Yigezu, Abebayehu Messele and Derib Ado,
Sounds of the Horn:
The Phonetics of Languages of the Horn of Africa
[with CD data and sound files]
To be published by Addis Abeba University or by Koeppe/Cologne

Forth., with Abuzeinab Musa, Feki Mahamed, Mohamed Talib & al.,
Trilingual Dictionary of Beja
arranged by the provenience of entries:
Southern Egypt, Eastern Sudan, Northern Eritrea
To be published by Hdri Publishers, Asmara
To be distributed by Koeppe/Cologne

Forth., submitted 2014
Beja Auxiliaries
Paper for the 15th meeting of Afro-Asiatic Linguistics
Rome, 17-19 September 2014
[ Beja Auxiliaries - Abstract.pdf ]

Forth., submitted 2014
Events vs. States in Cushitic Narratives
Paper for the "2014 International Symposion on Verbs, Clauses and Constructions"
La Rioja, 22-24 October 2014 (Lufthansa cancelled flights)
[ Events vs States in Cushitic Narratives - Abstract.pdf ]

Forth., submitted 2013
Beja in Arabic Script
Paper presented at the Conference "TASIA2" (The Arabic Script In Africa)
Brussels: Université Libre Bruxelles
[ Beja in Arabic Script - Abstract.pdf ]

Forth., submitted 2013
The "Bayati/Bati" scales of the "Tambour/Krar"
and the Lute, in Egypt, Ethiopia and the Sudan

in: Hatem Elliesie (ed.), 2013, Studien zum Horn von Afrika,
Multidisciplinary Views on the Horn of Africa, vol. 2 [12 pp.]
[ The "Bati/Bayati" Scales - Abstract.pdf ]

Forth., submitted 2013
Beja: How well does the current parser handle input texts?
in: Hatem Elliesie (ed.), 2013, Studien zum Horn von Afrika,
Multidisciplinary Views on the Horn of Africa, vol 2, [12 pp.]
[ Text collection for the Beja Parser.pdf ]

Forth., submitted 2011
Beja word final length: Intontational, morphological, or both?
Paper presented at the "Italian Meeting of Afroasiatic Linguistics"
Turin, June 2011.
[ Beja Word Final Length.pdf]

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Publications / Conference Presentations



Forth., with Moges Yigezu, Abebayehu Messele and Derib Ado,
Sounds of the Horn:
The Phonetics of Languages of the Horn of Africa
[with CD data and sound files]
To be published by Addis Abeba University or Koeppe/Cologne

Forth., with Abuzeinab Musa, Feki Mahamed, Mohamed Talib & al.,
Trilingual Dictionary of Beja
arranged by the provenience of entries:
Southern Egypt, Eastern Sudan, Northern Eritrea
To be published by the MoE, Asmara or Koeppe/Cologne

Forth., submitted 2014
Beja Auxiliaries
Paper for the 15th meeting of Afro-Asiatic Linguistics
Rome, 17-19 September 2014
[ Beja Auxiliaries - Abstract.pdf ]

2013
Gedeo Work Songs in the Context of the Ethiopian Revolution
Paper for the Conference "Socio-Political Institutions of Ethiopia",
Conference to be held 1977 in Addis Abeba
but aborted because of the revolution.
Ethnorema (Naples) 2013, vol. 9 pp. 1-36, with sound files
[ Gedeo Work Songs in the Context of the Ethiopian Revolution ]

2012
Sociolinguistic developments affecting Beja dialects
in: Brenzinger, Matthias and Anne-Maria Fehn (eds.), 2009,
Proceedings of the 6th World Congress of African Linguistics, Cologne, 17-21 August 2009
Cologne: Koeppe, pp. 623-634
[ PPT: Sociolinguistic developments affecting Beja dialects.pdf ]

2011
Language Use in Northern Africa
Seminar held at the "Red Sea University",
Port Sudan, November 2011.
[ Language Use in Northern Africa PPT.pdf ]

2011
History of the Basinkoob
Seminar held at the "Red Sda University",
Port Sudan, November 2012.
[ History of the Basinkoob PPT .pdf ]

2010
Report on the Automatic Parsing of Tigre
in: Gianfrancesco Lusini (ed.), History and language of the Tigre speaking peoples,
Proceedings of the International Workshop, Naples, February 7-8, 2008
Studi Africanistici, Serie Etiopica 8, pp. 101-109,
Napoli: Universita L'Orientale, Dipartimento di Studi e Ricerche su Africa e Paesi Arabi
[ Automatic Parsing of Tigre PPT .pdf ]

2010
Shinashsha
in: Siegbert Uhlig (ed.), 2007ff., Encyclopedia Aethiopica, vol. 4
Wiesbaden: Harrasowitz, pp. 663-664
[ "Shinashsha" entry, Encyclopaedia Aethiopica.pdf]

2010
More on the Ostracon of Browne's "Textus Blemmyicus"
in: Gianfrancesco Lusini (ed.), 2010,
Annali: Current Trends in Eritrean Studies,
Giornata internazionale di studi sull'Eritrea, May 2010, vol. 70, pp. 73-82,
Napoli: Universita L'Orientale
[ Browne's Textus Blemmyicus - Abstract.pdf ]

2008, with Mahmud Mohammed
A Beja saga in four dialects: Lexical and other differences
in: Gabor Takacs (ed.), 2008,
Semito-Hamitic Festschrift for A. B. Dolgopolsky and H. Jungraithmayr., pp. 366-378
Berlin: Reimer
[ A Beja saga.pdf ]

2008
Gedeo Dictionary, Revision of 1978, Listing by Semantic Categories,
at the present website,
[ Gedeo Dictionary - Listing by Categories.pdf ]

2008
Gedeo Dictionary, Revision of 1978,
Introduction, Cultural Terminology,

Addis Abeba, ILS, 300 pp.
[ Gedeo Dictionary - Introduction, Cultural Terminology.pdf ]

2008, with Charlotte Wedekind and Abuzeinab Musa,
A Learner's Grammar of Beja (East Sudan): Grammar, Texts,
and Vocabulary (Beja-English and English-Beja),

Afrikawissenschaftliche Lehrbuecher vol. 17 [with audio CD], Cologne: Koeppe
[ A Learner's Grammar of Beja, Cologne: Koeppe ]

2008, with Charlotte Wedekind and Abuzeinab Musa,
Beja Pedagogical Grammar,
at the website of Cologne University, Institut fuer Afrikanistik
[c. 400 pp., Arabic and Latin transcription, with audio files],
[ http://www.afrikanistik-online.de/archiv/2008/1283 ]

2008
The Study of Phonetics and Phonology in Ethiopian Linguistics
and its Future Prospects,

Paper prepared for the Conference "Ethiopian Linguistics: Achievements, Challenges and Prospects",
Addis Abeba University, March 2008

2008
A Report on the Automatic Parsing of Tigre
Paper presented at the International Workshop
"History and Language of the Tigre-Speaking Peoples",
Universita di Napoli "L'Orientale", February 2008.
[with screenshots of the automatic analysis]
[ Automatic Parsing of Tigre PPT.pdf ]

2007
Phonetics at Addis Abeba University - A Historical Perspective
Paper presented at the "Workshop on The PhD Program",
"The Regional Center of Excellence in Experimental Phonetics",
Addis Abeba University, June 2007
[With illustrations]

2007
An Update on Beja: From Phonology to Text Studies,
in: Rainer Voigt (ed.), Akten des 7. internationalen Semitohamitistenkongresses
Berlin 2004,
Semitica et Semitohamitica Berolinensia no.5, pp. 165-184, Aachen: Shaker
[ An Update on Beja PPT.pdf ]

2006 / 2007, with Abuzeinab Musa
Beja (Bidhaawyeet): The Verb System
Afrika und Uebersee (Hamburg), vol. 89, pp. 1-108

2006
Beja Phonology: an Update,
Folia Orientalia, Cracow, vol. 40, pp. 71-91
[ Beja Phonology: an Update.pdf ]

2006
Beja Narratives: Pursuit of Participants and Analysis of Aspects,
Ethnorema II, No.2 (2006),
[ Beja Narratives: Pursuit of Participants and Analysis of Aspects ]
[ Beja Narratives - Abstract.pdf ]

2006
On the Survival of the Classical "Kithara / Lyre" in N.E. Africa’s "Krar / Kisir / Masinkoob / Tambour",
Paper presented at the "Afrikanistentag 2006", Muenchen, December 2006
[With illustrations and music samples]
[ The Classical Kithara/Lyre - Abstract.pdf ]
[ The Classical Kithara/Lyre PPT.pdf ]

2006
Producing a Simple RRG Grammar for Language Learners [Beja]
Paper presented at the RRG Conference, Leipzig, 2006
[ http://www.uni-leipzig.de/~typology/rrg2006/abstracts.pdg ]
[ Producing a Simple RRG Grammar (Abstract).pdf ]

2005
Two Perceptions of Endangerment [with special reference to Beja],
Paper presented at the International Conference on Endangered Languages,
27-30 April 2005, Addis Ababa University (with maps).
[ Two Perceptions of Endangerment.pdf ]

2005
Contrastive Analyses of a Beja Song
Journal of Eritrean Studies, vol. 4, no. 1 and 2, pp. 132-166
[with music samples at the Asmara University website.]
Based on a paper presented at C.A.L.L., University of Leiden, 2004

2004
Report on the 3nd Survey of Social Services and Needs
in NDA-held Areas of North Eastern Sudan,

Asmara: International Rescue Committee (IRC)

2004
Beja Pronouns and Glides: Dialects in Search of Optima,
in: Gabor Takacs (ed.), 2004, Egyptian and Semito-Hamitic (Afro-Asiatic) Studies
in Memoriam Werner Vycichl,
Leiden and Boston: Brill, pp. 217-228
[ Beja Pronouns and Glides.pdf ]

2004
Number in NPs of Beja (Afro-Asiatic): Morphology and Layered Structure,
in: Brian Nolan (ed.), 2004, Proceedings, International Role and Reference Grammar Conference, Dublin, Ireland, 2004
Dublin; Institute of Technology Blanchardstown, pp. 337-348
[ http://linguistics.buffalo.edu/research/rrg/RRG2004 Book of Proceedings.pdf ]
[ Number in NPs of Beja - Abstract.pdf ]
[ Number in NPs of Beja.pdf ]

2003, with Mohammed Ali,
Report on the 2nd Survey of Social Services and Needs in NDA-held Areas of North Eastern Sudan,
Asmara: International Rescue Committee (RIC)

2002 with Kati and Ralph Siebert,
Sociolinguistic survey report on languages of the Asosa - Begi - Komosha area part 1.
[ "http://www.ethnologue.org/show_author.asp?auth=8290]

2002 with Hailu Berhanu and Sisay Dereje,
Sociolinguistic survey report of the Khamir language of Ethiopia.
[ http://www.ethnologue.org/show_author.asp?auth=8290]

2002 with Giorgio Banti,
Updating linguistic maps [for Ethiopia].
[ http://www.ethnologue.org/show_author.asp?auth=8290]

2002 with Charlotte Wedekind.
Sociolinguistic survey of the Awngi language of Ethiopia.
[ http://www.ethnologue.org/show_author.asp?auth=8290]

2002 with Charlotte Wedekind.
Initial SLLE survey of the Zway area.
[ http://www.ethnologue.org/show_author.asp?auth=8290]

2002 with Charlotte Wedekind and Ralph Siebert.
Third S.L.L.E. survey on languages of the Begi/Asosa area.
[ http://www.ethnologue.org/show_author.asp?auth=8290]

2002 with Charlotte Wedekind,
Sociolinguistic survey report of the Asosa - Begi - Komosha area: part II.
[ http://www.ethnologue.org/show_author.asp?auth=8290]

2002 with Charlotte Wedekind and Abuzaynab Musa,
RRG Universal Verb Classes vs. Beja Verb Classifications Based on Morphologies and Textual Functions,
Paper presented at the 2002 International Course and Conference of Role and Reference Grammar, University of La Rioja, Logrono, Spain, 2002.
[http://wings.buffalo.edu/soc-sci/linguistics/research/rrg/vanvalin-papers/wedekind.PDI]

2002 with Aklilu Yilma,
Sociolinguistic report on the survey of little-known languages of Ethiopia.
[ http://www.ethnologue.org/show_author.asp?auth=8290 ]

2002 with Aklilu Yilma,
Oromo sentence repetition test and its development.
[ http://www.ethnologue.org/show_author.asp?auth=8290 ]

2002
Sociolinguistic survey report on the Amuru area of Ethiopia.
[ http://www.ethnologue.org/show_author.asp?auth=8290 ]

2002
Sociolinguistic survey report of the languages of the Gawwada, Tsamay and Diraasha areas with excursions to Birayle (Ongota) and Arbore (Irbore) part II.
[ http://www.ethnologue.org/show_author.asp?auth=8290 ]

2002 (ed.)
Sociolinguistic survey report of the languages of the Gawwada (Dullay), Diraasha (Gidole), Muusiye (Bussa) areas.
[ http://www.ethnologue.org/show_author.asp?auth=8290 ]

2000
The 'Text Transfer' Project of the Ministry of Education,
Paper presented at the International Conference on Language and Literature 'Against All Odds', January 2000, Asmara

1999, with Charlotte Wedekind,
Designing a Writing System: Phonological, Socio-linguistic, and Practical Considerations,
Paper presented at the "First International Conference on the Beja Language",
Cairo, Sept. 1999.
[ Designing a Writing System - English Version.pdf ]
[ Designing a Writing System - Arabic Version.pdf ]

1998, with Charlotte Wedekind (eds.),
Orthography and Transliteration Guide, Seminar handbook, with examples.
The Ministry of Education, Asmara [110 pp.]

1998, with John Abraha,
Review: Kunama,
by Marvin Lionel Bender, 1996, Languages of the World/Materials 59, LINCOM EUROPA
Notes on Linguistics, vol. 80, pp. 27-30.
[ Review of Bender "Kunama" 1996.pdf ]

1997, with Daniel Teclemariam et al.,
Eritrea Dialect Survey: December 1996-May 1997: Report,
Asmara: The Ministry of Education
[ Eritrea Dialect Survey Report.pdf ]

1997
The Development of Writing Systems - A Guide
Asmara: The Ministry of Education, Curriculum Department
[ The Development of Writing Systems.pdf ]

1996, with Nadine Dutcher,
Assessment of Mother Tongue Education in Eritrea,
Asmara: The Ministry of Education, Nov. 1996

1996
Report: Africa Area Linguistics Consultants Seminar, Kenya, October 2-20, 1995
Notes on Linguistics 73 (May 1996)

1995, with Charlotte Wedekind,
A Survey of Awngi.
S.L.L.E. Linguistic Report no. 28 May 1995 [see the revised edition, website]

1995, with Charlotte Wedekind,
A Note on Amuru [Amuru, Boro of Bulen and Mambuk, Boro of Wombera].
S.L.L.E. Linguistic Report no. 29 April 1995 [see the revised edition, website]

1995, with Berhanu Hailu and Sisay Dereje,
Khamir [...] - the People [...] and their Language,
S.L.L.E. Linguistic Reports no. 23 April 1995 [see the revised edition, website]

1995
Conclusion of the S.L.L.E. Survey.
S.L.L.E. Linguistic Report no. 33 July 1995. [see the revised edition, website]

1994, with Yigzew Bekele,
Administrative Maps: Various Notes.
S.L.L.E. Linguistic Report no. 19 December 1994

1995 with Hailu Berhanu and Sisay Dereje,
Khamir - the people [ximra] and their language [ximt’ana].
[ http://www.ethnologue.org/show_author.asp?auth=8290 ]

1995 with Charlotte Wedekind,
A survey of Awngi.
[ http://www.ethnologue.org/show_author.asp?auth=8290 ]

1995
Conclusion of the S.L.L.E. survey.
[ http://www.ethnologue.org/show_author.asp?auth=8290 ]

1995
A note on Amuru.
[ http://www.ethnologue.org/show_author.asp?auth=8290 ]

1994 with Ralph Siebert and Charlotte Wedekind.
Third S. L. L. E. survey on languages of the Begi/Asosa area.
[ http://www.ethnologue.org/show_author.asp?auth=8290 ]

1994 with Dinote Kusia Shenkere and others,
Second survey of language of the Gawwada, Tsamay and Diraasha areas
with excursions to Birayle (Ongota) and Arbore (Irbore), report part 1.

[ http://www.ethnologue.org/show_author.asp?auth=8290 ]

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1994, with Wolde Gebriel Tanaba and Zewde Cheru,
On the Wordlists of Diraasha (Gidole) and Muusiye (Bussa).
S.L.L.E. Linguistic Report no. 19 December 1994

1994, with Ralph Siebert,
Third Survey on Languages of the Begi/Asosa Area
[With notes on the Mao of Metahara, and reports on Hozo, Komo, Kwama, Mao-Begi and Seeze].

S.L.L.E. Linguistic Report no. 15 March 1994

1994, with Giorgio Banti,
Updating Linguistic Maps,
S.L.L.E. Linguistic Report no. 13 March 1994 [see the revised edition, website]

1994
Survey of Languages of the Gawwada, (Dullay), Diraasha (Gidole), Muusiye (Bussa) Areas.
S.L.L.E. Linguistic Report no. 19, November 1994 [see the revised edition, website]

1994, with Dinote Kusia and Ralph Siebert,
Second Survey of Languages of the Gawwada, Tsamay and Diraasha Areas,
With Notes on Birayle (Ongota) and Arbore (Irbore).

S.L.L.E. Linguistic Report no. 20, December 1994 [see the revised edition, website]

1994, with Charlotte Wedekind,
Initial Survey of the Zway Area.
S.L.L.E. Linguistic Report no. 14 January 1994 [see the revised edition, website]

1994, with Charlotte Wedekind and Zelealem Leyew,
A First Report on a Survey of the Shinasha and Agew Dialects and Languages [Awngi, Boro, Qimant and Xamtanga].
S.L.L.E. Linguistic Report no. 18 May 1994

1994, with Ashenafi Tesfaye,
Aspects of Omotic Tonogenesis: Shinasha (Borna).
Journal of Ethiopian Studies, Vol. 27 no.2 (Dec. 1994) pp. 1-20

1994
Ethiopian Semitic Languages. (Lexical Entry)
in: Asher, R.F. (editor-in-chief), 1994, The Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics.
Oxford, New York etc.: Pergamon Press and Aberdeen University Press.

1994
Alphabetisierung und Literalitaet in Aethiopien,
in: Guenther, Hartmut, and Otto Ludwig, (eds.), 1994, Schrift und Schriftlichkeit
Ein interdisiplinaeres Handbuch internationaler Forschung
Writing and its Use: An Interdisciplinary Handbook of International Research.
Berlin and New York: Walter de Gruyter, pp. 814-824

1994
Musico-linguistics:
Tone and tune in the language and music of Bench [Gimira].

Paper presented at the Annual Seminar of the ILS, 1994
Addis Abeba University: Institute of Language Studies.

1993
On the Oromo Sentence Repetition Test and its Development,
S.L.L.E. Linguistic Reports no. 7, April 1993 [see the revised edition, website]

1993
Ethiopian evidence for stronger and weaker forms of the claim that
'Languages are inherently designed to be written',

Paper presented at the X. Afrikanistentag, 23-25 September 1993, Zuerich
[ Languages inherently designed to be written - Abstract.pdf ]

1993, with Ralph and Kati Siebert,
A Survey of the Languages of the Asosa/Begi/Komosha Area
[Berta (Beni Shangul), Mao of Didessa].

S.L.L.E. Linguistic Report no. 11, 1993 [see the revised edition, website]

1993
Third S.L.L.E. Survey on Languages of the Begi/Asosa Area,
S.L.L.E. Linguistic Report No. 11, 1993 [see the revised edition, website]

1993, with Charlotte Wedekind,
Survey of the Begi/Asosa/Komosha Area
Part II [Berta/Beni-Shangul, Komo, Kwama, Mao of Bambassi].

S.L.L.E. Linguistic Report no. 12, 1993

1993
Texterzeugung am Beispiel kuschitischer Narrativtexte:
Grundlagen und Ergebnisse.

Working Papers in Functional Grammar. No. 53. Amsterdam.
[ Texterzeugung, kuschitische Narrativtexte - Abstract.pdf ]

1992
Which Form Predicts All Others Best?
Variations on the Amharic verb theme.

Journal of Ethiopian Studies Vol. 25 pp. 73-92

1991, with Anne Wedekind,
Which Beat Rules Beat Which?
Amharic Stress (Beat) Rules of Linguists, Poets, and Singers

in: Bahru Zewde, Richard Pankhurst, and Taddese Beyene (eds.),
1991, Proceedings of the 11th International Conference of Ethiopian Studies,
Addis Abeba, April 1991
Addis Ababa: The Institute of Ethiopian Studies, pp. 749-764
[ Which Beat Rules Beat Which?.pdf ]

1990, with Ashenafi Tesfaye,
Characteristics of Omotic Tone: Shinasha.
Studies in African Languages (SAL), Los Angeles, Vol. 21 No. 3, pp. 347-368

1990
Glottalization constraints and Ethiopian counter-evidence.
Folia Linguistica Europaea Vol. 24 No. 1-2, pp. 127-138.
[ Glottalization constraints.pdf ]

1990
Gimo-Jan or Ben-Yem-Om:
Bench'-Yemsa Phonemes, Tones and Words.

in: Richard Hayward (ed.), Omotic Language Studies, London: SOAS, pp. 185-209

1990
Generating Narratives: Interrelations of Knowledge, Text Variants,
and Cushitic Focus Strategies.

[Trends in Linguistics, Studies and Monographs 52]
Berlin, New York: Mouton de Gruyter, 726 pp.
[ Generating Narratives - Introduction.pdf ]

1989
Report: The Third International Conference on Functional Grammar
Amsterdam, June 20-24, 1988,

Notes on Linguistics 45, pp. 56-61

1989
Status and Dynamics of Ethiopian Vowel Systems.
in: Journal of Ethiopian Studies pp. 105-172 Vol.22 (Nov. 1989)
[ Ethiopian Vowel Systems (with maps).pdf ]

1989
Why Ethiopian Languages don't have both tone and accent.
Paper prepared for the Cushitic-Omotic Conference 1989, Rome

1988
Tone Languages of Ethiopia: An update with typological notes,
Paper presented at the Xth International Conference of Ethiopian Studies, Paris, Aug. 1988

1988
Notional Units in H.E. Cushitic Narratives,
and Kleist's 'Gradual Completion of Thoughts while Speaking',

Paper presented at the Xth International Conference of Ethiopian Studies, Paris, Aug. 1988.
[ Notional Units in H.E.Cushitic Narratives.pdf ]

1987
Barking up the Wrong Moon:
Relevance in Conversations in Busa (Nigeria),

in: Multilingua vol. 6, 3, pp. 151-195.
[ Relevance in Busa Conversations.pdf ]

1986, with Kassahun Regga,
Communication Breakdown or Lèse-Majesté?
How Feudoid Subgroups of the Yemma (Janjero) Culture Talk to Each Other,

in: Language in Global Perspective, pp. 557-562. ed. Benjamin Elson. Dallas: Summer Institute of Linguistics.
[ Communication Breakdown - Yemsa.pdf ]

1986
Consecutio Aspectuum in the Gedeo Verb,
Paper presented at the International Symposium on Cushitc and Omotic Languages,
St. Augustin/Bonn, January 6-9, 1986

1985 (ed.)
The Verb Morphophonemics of Five Highland East Cushitic Languages
including Burji.

Monograph, Afrikanistische Arbeitspapiere No. 2
[ Verb Morphophonemics HEC.pdf ]

1985
Why Benchnon (Ethiopia) has Five Level Tones Today,
in: Pieper and Stickel, (eds.) 1985, Studia Linguistica Diachronica et Synchronica, Berlin etc.: Mouton de Gruyter, pp. 881-901
[ Why Bench'Non (Ethiopia) has Five Level Tones Today.pdf ]

1985
Thoughts when Drawing a Map of Tone Languages,
Afrikanistische Arbeitspapiere (AAP) 1 Maerz 1985, pp. 105-124
[ Thoughts when Drawing a Map of Tone Languages.pdf ]

1985
Foreword and Survey, The Verb Morphophonemics of Five Highland East Cushitic Languages
including Burji,

pp. 8-9 in: Monograph, Afrikanistsche Arbeitspapiere No. 2. Cologne: Cologne University

1985
Gedeo (Derasa) Verb Morphology and Morpho­phonemics,
in: The Verb Morphophonemics of Five Highland East Cushitic Languages including Burji,
Monograph, Afrikanistische Arbeitspapiere No. 2. Cologne: Cologne University, pp. 82-109

1984 The Use of Cassettes by Bruce Adams and John Corey.
Notes on Translation 81, pp. 36-38 [published as 'author unknown']

1983
Modulation of Pitch Scales for the Speech Partner's Sake?
Observations from Tone Languages of Nigeria and Ethiopia,

Paper prepared for the Tenth International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (IPA),
Utrecht 1.-6. Aug. 1983
[ Modulation of Pitch Scales.pdf ]

1983
A six-tone language in Ethiopia: Tonal analysis of Bench-Non (Gimira),
in: Journal of Ethiopian Studies vol. 16, pp. 129-156

1982
A graduate course in phonetics,
with reference to phonetic properties of selected Ethiopian languages:

Handouts and lecture notes, c. 120 pp.

1982, with Ronald James Sim,
Review of Guenter Schlee, 1978, Sprachliche Studien zum Rendille,
(Hamburger Philologische Studien 46) Hamburg: Helmut Buske,
in: Journal of African Languages and Linguistics 4, pp. 101-103

1981
Language policy before and after a revolution: The case of Ethiopia 1974-1980,
Paper presented at the Sixth International Conference of Applied Linguistics (AILA), Lund, August 9-14, 1981,
Abstract in AILA Proceedings 1981, vol. 1 pp. 589-590
[ Language policy before and after a revolution.pdf ]

1981
Bibliographical notes on folklore methodology
and biographical notes on folklore re-creation,

Paper presented at the Folklore Seminar May 1981,
Addis Abeba University, The Institute of Language Studies.

1980
Which translation in which language would each citizen of this country understand best?
Paper presented at the Translation Seminar May 1980, held by The Ministry of Culture,
The Ethiopian Language Academy, The Institute of Language Studies, 21 pp.
[ Which Translation In Which Language.pdf ]

1980
Sidamo, Gedeo (Derasa), Burji: Phonological Differences and Likenesses,
in: Journal of Ethiopian Studies 14, 1976-1979, pp. 131-176
[ Sidamo Gedeo Burji: Phonological Differences.pdf ]

1977
Gedeo [Derasa] work songs and their musicological, linguistic, and sociological context,
Paper prepared for the Conference on Political Institutions of the Peoples of Ethiopia,
The Institute of Ethiopian Studies, Addis Abeba Universtiy, June 1977.
Published in Ethnorema (Naples) vol.9, 2013, pp. 1-36, with sound files
[ http://www.ethnorema.it/rivista-presentazione ]

1976
Kola, Tpala, ou Kpala? Notes sur les occlusives doubles
dans la langue daba-mousgoy (Kola, Cameroun du Nord),

in: African Languages/Langues Africaines 1976 vol. 2, pp. 91-104
[ Notes sur les occlusives doubles - Sommaire, Kola.MP3.pdf ]

1975
The Praise Singers,
in: T.B.T., vol. 26 no. 2, pp. 245-247.

1973, with Charlotte Wedekind,
Languages West of Maroua (Cameroun du Nord),
Survey report (with maps), 80 pp.

1972
An outline of the Grammar of Busa (Nigeria),
Ph.D. dissertation, Kiel Univ. 300 pp.
[ Outline of the grammar of Busa.pdf ]

1972, with Mallam Salihu Bata,
The Praise Singers,
in: Translation vol. 7 no. 3, pp. 6-7.

1971, with Charlotte Wedekind,
Karatun da Rubutun Busanci [Reading and Writing Busa]
Preliminary edition, Zaria. 32 pp.

1971, with Charlotte Wedekind and Musa B. Ahmed,
Bara sira busu nobo senteno [Animals of Africa, Busa]
Preliminary edition, Zaria. 32 pp.

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Forth., with Moges Yigezu, Abebayehu Messele and Derib Ado,
Sounds of the Horn:
The Phonetics of Languages of the Horn of Africa
[with CD data and sound files]

To be published by Addis Abeba University or Koeppe/Cologne

2011
Language Use in Northern Africa
Seminar held at the "Red Sea University",
Port Sudan, November 2012.
[ Language Use in Northern Africa PPT.pdf ]

1996
Report: Africa Area Linguistics Consultants Seminar, Kenya, October 2-20, 1995
Notes on Linguistics 73 (May 1996)

1989
Report: The Third International Conference on Functional Grammar,
Amsterdam, June 20-24, 1988,
Notes on Linguistics 45, pp. 56-61

1985
Thoughts when Drawing a Map of Tone Languages,
Afrikanistische Arbeitspapiere (AAP) 1 Maerz 1985, pp. 105-124.
[ Drawing a Map of Tone Languages .pdf ]

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Cameroun

1985
Thoughts when Drawing a Map of Tone Languages,
Afrikanistische Arbeitspapiere (AAP) 1 Maerz 1985, pp. 105-124.
[ Drawing a Map of Tone Languages.pdf ]

1976
Kola, Tpala, ou Kpala?
Notes sur les occlusives doubles dans la langue daba-mousgoy (Kola, Cameroun du Nord),

in: African Languages/Langues Africaines 1976 vol. 2, pp. 91-104.
[ Notes sur les occlusives doubles - Sommaire, Kola.MP3.pdf ]

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Egypt, Eritrea, Sudan


Forth., with Moges Yigezu, Abebayehu Messele and Derib Ado,
Sounds of the Horn:
The Phonetics of Languages of the Horn of Africa
[with CD data and sound files]

To be published by Addis Abeba University or Koeppe/Cologne

Forth., with Abuzeinab Musa, Feki Mahamed, Mohamed Talib, & al.,
Trilingual dictionary of Beja, arranged by the provenience of entries:
S. Egypt, E. Sudan, N. Eritrea

To be published by the Min. of Ed. Asmara or Koeppe/Cologne

Forth., submitted 2014
Beja Auxiliaries
Paper for the 15th meeting of Afro-Asiatic Linguistics

Rome, 17-19 September 2014

Forth., submitted 2013
Beja in Arabic Script
Paper presented at the 2nd TASIA Conference
(The Arabic Script In Africa) Brussels, 25-27 April 2013,
Brussels: Universite Libre de Bruxelles
[ Beja in Arabic Script - Abstract.pdf ]

Forth., submitted 2013
The "Bayati/Bati" scales of the "Tambour/Krar"
and the Lute in Egypt, Ethiopia and the Sudan

in: Hatem Elliesie (ed.), 2013, Studien zum Horn von Afrika,
Multidisciplinary Views on the Horn of Africa, vol. 2 [12 pp.]

Forth., submitted 2013
Beja: How well does the current parser handle input texts?
in: Hatem Elliesie (ed.), 2013, Studien zum Horn von Afrika,
Multidisciplinary Views on the Horn of Africa, vol 2, [12 pp.]

Forth. , submitted 2011
Beja word final length: Intontational, morphological, or both?
Paper presented at the "Italian Meeting of Afroasiatic Linguistics"
Turin, June 2011.
[ Beja Word Final Length.pdf ]

2012
Sociolinguistic developments affecting Beja dialects
in: Brenzinger, Matthias and Anne-Maria Fehn (eds.), 2009,
Procedings of the 6th World Congress of African Linguistics,
Cologne, 17-21 August 2009,
Cologne: Koeppe, pp. 623-634

2011
Language Use in Northern Africa
Seminar held at the "Red Sea University",
Port Sudan, November 2012.
[ Language Use in Northern Africa PPT.pdf ]

2011
History of the Basinkoob
Seminar held at the "Red Sda University",
Port Sudan, November 2012.
[ History of the Basinkoob PPT .pdf ]

2010
More on the Ostracon of Browne's "Textus Blemmyicus"
in: Gianfrancesco Lusini (ed.), 2010, Annali: Current Trends in Eritrean Studies,
Giornata internazionale di studi sull'Eritrea, May 2010, vol. 70, pp. 73-82,
Napoli: Universita L'Orientale
[ Browne's Textus Blemmyicus.pdf ]

2008, with Mahmud Mohammed ,
A Beja saga in four dialects: Lexical and other differences
in: Gabor Takacs (ed.), 2008, Semito-Hamitic Festschrift
for A. B. Dolgopolsky and H. Jungraithmayr,
Berlin: Reimer, pp. 366-378.
[ A Beja saga in four dialects.pdf ]

2008, with Charlotte Wedekind and Abuzeinab Musa,
A Learner's Grammar of Beja (East Sudan):
(Grammar, texts, sound files, Beja-English/English-Beja dictionary on CD)

Afrikawissenschaftliche Lehrbuecher vol. 17 [including CD], Cologne: Koeppe

2008, with Charlotte Wedekind and Abuzeinab Musa,
Beja Pedagogical Grammar,
(Latin and Arabic transcriptions of Beja data, audio files),
at the website of Cologne University, Institut fuer Afrikanistik:
[ http://www.afrikanistik-online.de/archiv/2008/1283 ]

2007
An Update on Beja: From Phonology to Text Studies,
in: Rainer Voigt (ed.), Akten des 7. internationalen Semitohamitistenkongresses Berlin 2004,
Semitica et Semitohamitica Berolinensia no.5, Aachen: Shaker, pp. 165-184.
[ An Update on Beja (PPT, sound files).pdf ]

2006 / 2007, with Abuzeinab Musa
Beja (Bidhaawyeet): The Verb System
Afrika und Uebersee (Hamburg), vol. 89, pp. 1-108

2006
Producing a Simple RRG Grammar for Language Learners [Beja]
Paper presented at the RRG Conference, Leipzig, 2006
[ http://www.uni-leipzig.de/~typology/rrg2006/abstracts.pdf ]
[ Producing a Simple RRG Grammar - Abstract.pdf ]

2006
On the Survival of the Classical "Kithara / Lyre"
in N.E. Africa’s "Krar / Kisir / Masinkoob / Tambour",

Paper presented at the "Afrikanistentag 2006", Muenchen, December 2006
[With illustrations and music samples]
[ The Classical Kithara/Lyre in N.E.Africa - Abstract.pdf ]
[ The Classical Kithara/Lyre in N.E.Africa (PPT, film clips, sound files) .pdf ]

2006
Beja Phonology: an Update,
Folia Orientalia, Cracow, vol. 40, pp. 71-91

2006
Beja Narratives: Pursuit of Participants and Analysis of Aspects,
Ethnorema II, No.2 (2006) pp. 101-128,
[ http://www.ethnorema.it/rivista_en.htm" ]
[ Beja Narratives - Abstract.pdf ]

2005
An Update on Beja: From Phonology to Text Studies,
in: Rainer Voigt (ed.) Akten des 7. internationalen Semitohamitistenkongresses Berlin 2004,
Semitica et Semitohamitica Berolinensia vol. 5, pp. 165-184.
[ Update on Beja (with sound files).pdf ]

2005
Two Perceptions of Endangerment [with special reference to Beja],
Paper presented at the International Conference on Endangered Languages,
Addis Abeba, 27-30 April 2005,
[ Two Perceptions of Endangerment (Beja).pdf ]

2005
Contrastive Analyses of a Beja Song
Journal of Eritrean Studies, vol. 4, no. 1 and 2, pp. 132-166 [with music samples at the Asmara University website.]
Based on a paper presented at C.A.L.L., University of Leiden, 2004]

2004
Contrastive Analyses of a Beja Song,
Paper presented at the Conference on African Languages and Linguistics, Leiden, 2004,
Also appeared in: Journal of Eritrean Studies, vol. 4, no. 1 and 2, pp. 132-166
[Music samples at the Asmara University website]

2004
Number in NPs of Beja (Afro-Asiatic): Morphology and Layered Structure,
in: Brian Nolan (ed.), 2004, Proceedings, International Role and Reference Grammar Conference, Dublin, Ireland,
Dublin; Institute of Technology Blanchardstown 2004, pp. 337-348
[ http://linguistics.buffalo.edu/research/rrg/RRG2004 Book of Proceedings.pdf ]
[ Number in NPs of Beja - Abstract.pdf ]
[ Number in NPs of Beja.pdf ]

2004
Report on the 3nd Survey of Social Services and Needs
in NDA-held Areas of North Eastern Sudan [With questionnaires in the Beja language],

Asmara: International Rescue Committee (IRC)

2004
Beja Pronouns and Glides: Dialects in Search of Optima,
in: Gabor Takacs (ed.), Egyptian and Semito-Hamitic (Afro-Asiatic) Studies in Memoriam Werner Vycichl,
Leiden and Boston: Brill, pp. 217-228.

2004
Contrastive Analyses of a Beja Song,
Paper peresented at the Conference on African Languages and Linguistics, Leiden, 2004,
[Published in: Journal of Eritrean Studies, 2005 vol. 4, no. 1 and 2, pp. 132-166,
(Music samples at the Asmara University website)

2003, with Mohammed Ali,
Report on the 2nd Survey of Social Services and Needs
in NDA-held Areas of North Eastern Sudan [With questionnaires in the Beja language],

Asmara: International Rescue Committee (IRC)

1999, with Charlotte Wedekind,
Designing a Writing System: Phonological, Socio-linguistic,
and Practical Considerations,

Paper presented at the "First International Conference on the Beja Language",
Cairo, September 1999.
[ Designing a Writing System - English Version.pdf ]
[ Designing a Writing System - Arabic Version.pdf ]
<1985>
Thoughts when Drawing a Map of Tone Languages,
Afrikanistische Arbeitspapiere (AAP) 1 Maerz 1985, pp. 105-124.
[ Drawing a Map of Tone Languages.pdf ]

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Eritrea


Forth., with Moges Yigezu, Abebayehu Messele and Derib Ado,
Sounds of the Horn:
The Phonetics of Languages of the Horn of Africa
[with CD data and sound files]

To be published by Addis Abeba University or Koeppe/Cologne

Forth., with Abuzeinab Musa, Feki Mahamed, Mohamed Talib, & al.,
Trilingual dictionary of Beja, arranged by the provenience of entries:
S. Egypt, E. Sudan, N. Eritrea

To be published by the Min. of Ed. Asmara or Koeppe/Cologne

Forth., submitted 2014
Beja Auxiliaries
Paper to be presented at the 15th meeting of Afro-Asiatic Linguistics

Rome, 17-19 September 2014

Forth., submitted 2013
Beja: How well does the current parser handle input texts?
in: Hatem Elliesie (ed.), 2013, Studien zum Horn von Afrika,
Multidisciplinary Views on the Horn of Africa, vol 2, [12 pp.]
[ Texts for the Beja parser.pdf ]

2012
Sociolinguistic developments affecting Beja dialects
in: Brenzinger, Matthias and Anne-Maria Fehn (eds.), 2009,
Procedings of the 6th World Congress of African Linguistics, Cologne, 17-21 August 2009,
Cologne: Koeppe, pp. 623-634.

2011
Language Use in Northern Africa
Seminar held at the "Red Sea University",
Port Sudan, November 2012.
[ Language Use in Northern Africa PPT.pdf ]

2011
History of the Basinkoob
Seminar held at the "Red Sda University",
Port Sudan, November 2012.
[ History of the Basinkoob PPT .pdf ]

2010
Report on the Automatic Parsing of Tigre
in: Gianfrancesco Lusini (ed.), History and language of the Tigre speaking peoples,
Proceedings of the International Workshop, Naples, February 7-8, 2008
Studi Africanistici, Serie Etiopica 8, pp. 101-109,
Napoli: Universita L'Orientale, Dipartimento di Studi e Ricerche su Africa e Paesi Arabi .
[ Automatic Parsing of Tigre, with tables.pdf ]

2010
More on the Ostracon of Browne's "Textus Blemmyicus"
in: Gianfrancesco Lusini (ed.), 2010, Annali: Current Trends in Eritrean Studies,
Giornata internazionale di studi sull'Eritrea, May 2010, vol. 70, pp. 73-82,
Napoli: Universita L'Orientale
[ Browne's Textus Blemmyicus - Abstract.pdf ]

2008, with Mahmud Mohammed
A Beja saga in four dialects: Lexical and other differences
in: Gabor Takacs (ed.), 2008, Semito-Hamitic Festschrift for A. B. Dolgopolsky and H. Jungraithmayr.
Berlin: Reimer, pp. 366-378

2006 / 2007, with Abuzeinab Musa
Beja (Bidhaawyeet): The Verb System
Afrika und Uebersee (Hamburg), vol. 89, pp. 1-108

2006
On the Survival of the Classical "Kithara / Lyre"
in N.E. Africa’s "Krar / Kisir / Masinkoob / Tambour",

Paper presented at the "Afrikanistentag 2006", Muenchen, December 2006
[With illustrations and music samples]
[ The Classical Kithara/Lyre in N.E.Africa (Abstract).pdf ]
[ The Classical Kithara/Lyre in N.E.Africa (film clips, sound files).pdf ]

2006
Beja Narratives: Pursuit of Participants and Analysis of Aspects,
Ethnorema II, No.2 (2006) pp. 101-128,
[ http://www.ethnorema.it/rivista_en.htm" ]
[ Beja Narratives (Ethnorema Abstract).pdf ]

2005
Two Perceptions of Endangerment [with special reference to Beja],
Paper presented at the International Conference on Endangered Languages, 27-30 April 2005, Addis Ababa [c. 20 pp., with maps]
[ Two Perceptions of Endangerment (Beja).pdf ]

2005
Contrastive Analyses of a Beja Song
Journal of Eritrean Studies, vol. 4, no. 1 and 2, pp. 132-166,
with music samples at the Asmara University website.
Based on a paper presented at C.A.L.L., University of Leiden, 2004

2004
Contrastive Analyses of a Beja Song,
Paper presented at the Conference on African Languages and Linguistics, Leiden, 2004,
Also appeared in: Journal of Eritrean Studies, vol. 4, no. 1 and 2, pp. 132-166
[with music samples at the Asmara University website]

2004
Number in NPs of Beja (Afro-Asiatic): Morphology and Layered Structure,
in: Brian Nolan (ed.), 2004, Proceedings, International Role and Reference Grammar Conference, Dublin, Ireland,
Dublin; Institute of Technology Blanchardstown 2004, pp. 337-348
[ http://linguistics.buffalo.edu/research/rrg/RRG2004 Book of Proceedings.pdf ]
[ Number in NPs of Beja - Abstract.pdf ]
[ Number in NPs of Beja.pdf ]

2007
An Update on Beja: From Phonology to Text Studies,
in: Rainer Voigt (ed.), Akten des 7. internationalen Semitohamitistenkongresses Berlin 2004,
Semitica et Semitohamitica Berolinensia no.5, Aachen: Shaker, pp. 165-184.
[ Update on Beja - From Phonology to Text Studies (with sound files).pdf ]

2000
The 'Text Transfer' Project of the Ministry of Education,
Paper presented at the International Conference "Against All Odds",
on Language and Literature, Asmara, January 2000.

1999, with Charlotte Wedekind,
Designing a Writing System: Phonological Socio-linguistic and Practical Considerations,
Paper presented at the "First International Conference on the Beja Language",
Cairo, Sept. 1999.
[ Designing a Writing System - English Version.pdf ]
[ Designing a Writing System - Arabic Version.pdf ]

1998, with John Abraha,
Review: Kunama,
by Marvin Lionel Bender, 1996,
Languages of the World/Materials 59, LINCOM EUROPA,
Notes on Linguistics, vol. 80, pp. 27-30.

1998, with Charlotte Wedekind (eds.),
Orthography and Transliteration Guide, Seminar handbook
The Ministry of Education, Asmara, 110 pp.

1997, with Daniel Teclemariam et al.,
Eritrea Dialect Survey: December 1996 - May 1997
Report, The Ministry of Education, Asmara
[ Eritrea Dialect Survey - Report.pdf ]

1996, with Nadine Dutcher,
Assessment of Mother Tongue Education in Eritrea,
Asmara: The Ministry of Education, Nov. 1996

1985
Thoughts when Drawing a Map of Tone Languages,
Afrikanistische Arbeitspapiere (AAP) 1 Maerz 1985, pp. 105-124.
[ Drawing a Map of Tone Languages.pdf ]

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Ethiopia


Forth., with Moges Yigezu, Abebayehu Messele and Derib Ado,
Sounds of the Horn:
The Phonetics of Languages of the Horn of Africa
[with CD data and sound files]

To be published by Addis Abeba University or Koeppe/Cologne

Forth., with Abuzeinab Musa, Feki Mahamed, Mohamed Talib, & al.,
Trilingual dictionary of Beja, arranged by the provenience of entries:
S. Egypt, E. Sudan, N. Eritrea

To be published by the Min. of Ed. Asmara or Koeppe/Cologne

2013
Gedeo Work Songs in the Context of the Ethiopian Revolution
[Paper for the Conference "Socio-Political Institutions of Ethiopia", July 1997]
in: Ethnorema (Naples) vol. 9, 2013, pp. 1-36, with sound files
[ http://www.ethnorema.it/rivista-presentazione ]

2011
Language Use in Northern Africa
Seminar held at the "Red Sea University",
Port Sudan, November 2012.
[ Language Use in Northern Africa PPT.pdf ]

2011
History of the Basinkoob
Seminar held at the "Red Sda University",
Port Sudan, November 2012.
[ History of the Basinkoob PPT .pdf ]

2010
Shinasha
in: Siegbert Uhlig (ed.), 2007ff., Encyclopedia Aethiopica, vol. 4
Wiesbaden: Harrasowitz, pp. 663-664.
[ Shinasha (Encyclopaedia Entry).pdf]

2008, Roba Dame and Charlotte Wedekind
Burji Dictionary.
Revision of the draft of 1994
[ Burji Dictionary, Revision of 1994 - Introduction.pdf ]
[ Burji Dictionary, Revision of 1994.pdf ]

2008
The Study of Phonetics and Phonology in Ethiopian Linguistics, and its Future Prospects,
Paper presented at the Addis Abeba ILS Conference on
"Ethiopian Linguistics: Achievements, Challenges and Prospects",
Addis Abeba University, March 2008

2007
Phonetics at Addis Abeba University - A Historical Perspective
Paper presented at the "Workshop on The PhD Program
and The Regional Center of Excellence in Experimental Phonetics",
Addis Abeba University, June 2007

2006
On the Survival of the Classical "Kithara / Lyre"
in N.E. Africa’s "Krar / Kisir / Masinkoob / Tambour",

Paper presented at the "Afrikanistentag 2006", Muenchen, December 2006
(With illustrations and music samples)
[ The Classical Kithara/Lyre in N.E.Africa - Abstract.pdf ]
[ The Classical Kithara/Lyre in N.E.Africa (PPT, film clips, sound files).pdf ]

2005
Two Perceptions of Endangerment [with special reference to Beja],
Paper presented at the International Conference on Endangered Languages, 27-30 April 2005, Addis Ababa
[20 pp., maps]

2002, with Kati and Ralph Siebert,
Sociolinguistic survey report on languages of the Asosa - Begi - Komosha area part 1.
[ [http://www.ethnologue.org/show_author.asp?auth=8290]

2002, with Hailu Berhanu and Sisay Dereje,
Sociolinguistic survey report of the Khamir language of Ethiopia.
[ [http://www.ethnologue.org/show_author.asp?auth=8290]

2002, with Giorgio Banti,
Updating linguistic maps [for Ethiopia].
[[http://www.ethnologue.org/show_author.asp?auth=8290]

2002, with Charlotte Wedekind,
Initial SLLE survey of the Zway area.
[[http://www.ethnologue.org/show_author.asp?auth=8290]

2002, with Charlotte Wedekind,
Sociolinguistic survey of the Awngi language of Ethiopia.
[[http://www.ethnologue.org/show_author.asp?auth=8290]

2002, with Charlotte Wedekind,
Sociolinguistic survey report of the Asosa - Begi - Komosha area: part II.
[[http://www.ethnologue.org/show_author.asp?auth=8290]

2002, with Charlotte Wedekind and Ralph Siebert,
Third S.L.L.E. survey on languages of the Begi/Asosa area.
[[http://www.ethnologue.org/show_author.asp?auth=8290]

2002, with Charlotte Wedekind and Abuzaynab Musa,
RRG Universal Verb Classes vs. Beja Verb Classifications
Based on Morphologies and Textual Functions,

Paper presented at the 2002 International Course and Conference
of Role and Reference Grammar,
University of La Rioja, Logrono, Spain, 2002.
[ [http://wings.buffalo.edu/soc-sci/linguistics/research/rrg/vanvalin-papers/wedekind.PDI]

2002 with Aklilu Yilma,
Sociolinguistic report on the survey of little-known languages of Ethiopia.
[ http://www.ethnologue.org/show_author.asp?auth=8290 ]

2002 with Aklilu Yilma,
Oromo sentence repetition test and its development.
[ http://www.ethnologue.org/show_author.asp?auth=8290 ]

2002
Sociolinguistic survey report on the Amuru area of Ethiopia.
[ http://www.ethnologue.org/show_author.asp?auth=8290 ]

2002
Sociolinguistic survey report of the languages of the Gawwada, Tsamay and Diraasha areas with excursions to Birayle (Ongota) and Arbore (Irbore) part II.
[ http://www.ethnologue.org/show_author.asp?auth=8290 ]

2002 (ed.)
Sociolinguistic survey report of the languages of the Gawwada (Dullay), Diraasha (Gidole), Muusiye (Bussa) areas.
[ http://www.ethnologue.org/show_author.asp?auth=8290 ]

1995, with Hailu Berhanu and Sisay Dereje,
[ Khamir - the people [ximra] and their language [ximt’ana].
[ http://www.ethnologue.org/show_author.asp?auth=8290 ]

1995, with Charlotte Wedekind,
A Survey of Awngi.
S.L.L.E. Linguistic Report no. 28 May 1995 [see the revised edition, website]

1995, with Charlotte Wedekind,
A Note on Amuru [Amuru, Boro of Bulen and Mambuk, Boro of Wombera].
S.L.L.E. Linguistic Report no. 29 April 1995 [see the revised edition, website]

1995, with Charlotte Wedekind,
A survey of Awngi.
[ http://www.ethnologue.org/show_author.asp?auth=8290]

1995 with Berhanu Hailu and Sisay Dereje,
Khamir [...] - the People [...] and their Language,
S.L.L.E. Linguistic Reports no. 23 April 1995 [see the revised edition, website]

1995
Conclusion of the S.L.L.E. Survey.
S.L.L.E. Linguistic Report no. 33 July 1995. [see the revised edition, website]

1994, with Yigzew Bekele,
Administrative Maps: Various Notes.
S.L.L.E. Linguistic Report no. 19 December 1994

1995
Conclusion of the S.L.L.E. survey.
[ http://www.ethnologue.org/show_author.asp?auth=8290]

1995
A note on Amuru.
[ http://www.ethnologue.org/show_author.asp?auth=8290]

1994, Roba Dame and Charlotte Wedekind
Burji Dictionary.
Draft of 1994, see revision of 2008
[ Burji Dictionary, Revision of 1994 - Introduction.pdf]
[ Burji Dictionary, Revision of 1994.pdf]

1994, with Wolde Gebriel Tanaba and Zewde Cheru,
On the Wordlists of Diraasha (Gidole) and Muusiye (Bussa).
S.L.L.E. Linguistic Report no. 19 December 1994

1994, with Ralph Siebert,
Third Survey on Languages of the Begi/Asosa Area
[With notes on the Mao of Metahara,
and reports on Hozo, Komo, Kwama, Mao-Begi and Seeze].

S.L.L.E. Linguistic Report no. 15 March 1994

1994, with Ralph Siebert and Charlotte Wedekind,
Third S. L. L. E. survey on languages of the Begi/Asosa area.
[http://www.ethnologue.org/show_author.asp?auth=8290]

1994, with Giorgio Banti,
Updating Linguistic Maps,
S.L.L.E. Linguistic Report no. 13 March 1994 [see the revised edition, website]

1994, with Dinote Kusia and Ralph Siebert,
Second Survey of Languages of the Gawwada, Tsamay and Diraasha Areas,
With Notes on Birayle (Ongota) and Arbore (Irbore).

S.L.L.E. Linguistic Report no. 20, December 1994 [see the revised edition, website]

1994, with Dinote Kusia and others,
Second survey of language of the Gawwada, Tsamay and Diraasha areas
with excursions to Birayle (Ongota) and Arbore (Irbore), report part 1.

[ http://www.ethnologue.org/show_author.asp?auth=8290]

1994 with Charlotte Wedekind,
Initial Survey of the Zway Area.
S.L.L.E. Linguistic Report no. 14 January 1994 [see the revised edition, website]

1994, with Charlotte Wedekind and Zelealem Leyew,
A First Report on a Survey of the Shinasha and Agew Dialects and Languages.
[Awngi, Boro, Qimant and Xamtanga].

S.L.L.E. Linguistic Report no. 18 May 1994

1994, with Ashenafi Tesfaye,
Aspects of Omotic Tonogenesis: Shinasha (Borna).
Journal of Ethiopian Studies, Vol. 27 no.2 (Dec. 1994) pp. 1-20

1994
Survey of the Gawwada (Dullay), Diraasha (Gidole), Muusiye (Bussa) Areas
S.L.L.E. Linguistic Report no. 19, November 1994 [see the revised edition, website]

1994
Musico-linguistics:
Tone and tune in the language and music of Bench [Gimira].

Paper presented at the Annual Seminar of the Institute of Language Studies,
Addis Abeba University, 1994.

1994
Alphabetisierung und Literalitaet in Aethiopien,
in: Guenther, Hartmut, and Otto Ludwig (eds.), 1994,
Schrift und Schriftlichkeit / Ein interdisiplinaeres Handbuch internationaler Forschung
Writing and its Use / An Interdisciplinary Handbook of International Research.
Berlin and New York: Walter de Gruyter: pp. 814-824

1994
Ethiopian Semitic Languages.
in: Asher, R.F. (editor-in-chief), The Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics.
Oxford, New York etc.: Pergamon Press and Aberdeen University Press [lexical entry].

1993
On the Oromo Sentence Repetition Test and its Development,
S.L.L.E. Linguistic Reports no. 7 April 1993 [see the revised edition, website]

1993, with Ralph and Kati Siebert,
A Survey of the Languages of the Asosa/Begi/Komosha Area
[Berta (Beni Shangul), and Mao of Didessa].

S.L.L.E. Linguistic Report no. 11 November 1993 [see the revised edition, website]

1993, with Charlotte Wedekind,
Survey of the Begi/Asosa/Komosha Area Part II
[Berta (Beni-Shangul), Komo, Kwama, and Mao of Bambassi].

S.L.L.E. Linguistic Report no. 12 November 1993

1993
Third S.L.L.E. Survey on Languages of the Begi/Asosa Area,
S.L.L.E. Linguistic Report No. 11 [see the revised edition, website]

1993
Texterzeugung am Beispiel kuschitischer Narrativtexte:
Grundlagen und Ergebnisse.

Working Papers in Functional Grammar. No. 53. Amsterdam.
[ Texterzeugung, kuschitische Narrativtexte - Abstract.pdf]

1993
Ethiopian evidence for stronger and weaker forms of the claim that 'Languages are inherently designed to be written',
Paper presented at the X. Afrikanistentag, 23-25 September 1993, Zuerich.
[ Languages Are Designed to be Written - Abstract.pdf]

1992
Which form predicts all others best? Variations on the Amharic verb theme.
Journal of Ethiopian Studies Vol. 25 pp. 73-92.
[ Amharic verbs: which form predicts all others best?.pdf]

1991, with Anne Wedekind,
Which Beat Rules Beat Which?
Amharic Stress (Beat) Rules of Linguists, Poets, and Singers

in: Bahru Zewde, Richard Pankhurst, and Taddese Beyene (eds.), 1991,
Proceedings of the 11th International Conference of Ethiopian Studies,
Addis Abeba: The Institute of Ethiopian Studies, pp. 749-764.
[ Amharic Stress: Which Beat Rules Beat Which?.pdf ]

1990
Gimo-Jan or Ben-Yem-Om?
Bench'-Yemsa Phonemes, Tones and Words.

in: Richard Hayward (ed.), Omotic Language Studies,
London: SOAS, pp. 185-209

1990, with Ashenafi Tesfaye,
Characteristics of Omotic Tone: Shinasha.
Studies in African Languages (SAL),
Los Angeles, Vol. 21 No. 3, pp. 347-368

1990
Generating Narratives: Interrelations of Knowledge, Text Variants,
and Cushitic Focus Strategies,

Trends in Linguistics, Studies and Monographs vol. 52,
Berlin, New York: Mouton de Gruyter, 726 pp.
[ Generating Narratives - Introduction.pdf]

1989
Why Ethiopian Languages don't have both tone and accent,
Paper prepared for the Cushitic-Omotic Conference 1989, Rome.

1989
Status and Dynamics of Ethiopian Vowel Systems.
Journal of Ethiopian Studies pp. 105-172 Vol.22 (Nov. 1989)
[ Ethiopian Vowel Systems (with Maps).pdf ]

1989
Glottalization constraints and Ethiopian counter-evidence.
Folia Linguistica Europaea Vol. 24 No. 1-2, pp. 127-138.

1988
Tone Languages of Ethiopia: An update with typological notes,
Paper presented at the Xth International Conference of Ethiopian Studies,
Paris, August 1988.

1988
Notional Units in H.E. Cushitic Narratives,
and Kleist's 'Gradual Completion of Thoughts while Speaking',

Paper presented at the Xth International Conference of Ethiopian Studies, Paris, August 1988.
[ Notional Units in H.E.Cushitic Narratives.pdf ]

1986, with Kassahun Regga,
Communication Breakdown or Lèse-Majesté?
How Feudoid Subgroups of the Yemma (Janjero) Culture Talk to Each Other,

in: Benjamin Elso (ed.), 1986, Language in Global Perspective,
Dallas: Summer Institute of Linguistics, pp. 557-562.
[ Communication Breakdown - Yemsa.pdf ]

1986
Consecutio Aspectuum in the Gedeo Verb,
Paper presented at the International Symposium on Cushitc and Omotic Languages,
St. Augustin/Bonn, Jan. 6-9, 1986.

1985
Why Benchnon (Ethiopia) has five level tones today,
in: Pieper and Stickel, (eds.) 1985, Studia Linguistica Diachronica et Synchronica,
for Werner Winter, Berlin etc.: Mouton de Gruyter, pp. 881-901.
[ Why Benchnon (Ethiopia) has five level tones today.pdf ]

1985, with Charlotte Wedekind, Abebe Gebre-Tsadik, Margaret Sim and Ronald James Sim,
The Verb Morphophonemics of Five Highland East Cushitic Languages
including Burji.

Monograph, Afrikanistische Arbeitspapiere No. 2.
[ Verb Morphophonemics of HEC.pdf ]

1985
Thoughts when Drawing a Map of Tone Languages,
Afrikanistische Arbeitspapiere (AAP) 1 Maerz 1985, pp. 105-124.
[ Drawing a map of tone languages.pdf ]

1985
Gedeo (Derasa) Verb Morphology and Morpho­phonemics,
in: The Verb Morphophonemics of Five Highland East Cushitic Languages
including Burji,
Monograph, Afrikanistische Arbeitspapiere No. 2. Cologne: Cologne University, pp. 82-109
[ Verb Morphophonemics of HEC.pdf ]

1984
The Use of Cassettes by Bruce Adams and John Corey.
Notes on Translation 81, pp. 36-38
[published as 'author unknown']

1983
Modulation of pitch scales for the speech partner's sake?
Observations from tone languages of Nigeria and Ethiopia,

Paper prepared for the Tenth International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (IPA),
Utrecht 1.-6. Aug. 1983 [Abstract in: Proceedings, vol.2, p. 594]
[ Modulation of pitch scales - Abstracts.pdf ]

1983
A six-tone language in Ethiopia: Tonal analysis of Bench-Non (Gimira),
in: Journal of Ethiopian Studies vol. 16, pp. 129-156.
[ A six tone language - Gimira.pdf ]

1983
A graduate course in Field linguistics
with focus on non-Semitic languages of Ethiopia,

(Lecture notes and handouts: Including notes on collecting oral literature).
Addis Abeba, ILS, 150 pp.

1982, with Ronald James Sim,
Review of Guenter Schlee, 1978, Sprachliche Studien zum Rendille,
(Hamburger Philologische Studien 46) Hamburg: Helmut Buske,

in: Journal of African Languages and Linguistics 4, pp. 101-103

1982
A graduate course in phonetics,
with reference to phonetic properties of selected Ethiopian languages:

Handouts and lecture notes, 120 pp.

1981
Language policy before and after a revolution:
The case of Ethiopia 1974-1980,

Paper presented at the Sixth International Conference of Applied Linguistics (AILA),
Lund, August 9-14, 1981,
Abstract in AILA Proceedings 1981, vol. 1 pp. 589-590

1981
Bibliographical notes on folklore methodology,
and biographical notes on folklore re-creation,

Paper presented at the Folklore Seminar May 1981, Addis Abeba: ILS
Addis Abeba University: ILS.

1980
Which translation in which language would each citizen of this country understand best?
Paper presented at the Translation Seminar,
The Ministry of Culture, The Ethiopian Language Academy, and The Institute of Language Studies
Addis Abeba University, May 1980.
[ Which Translation In Which Language.pdf ]

1980
Sidamo, Gedeo (Derasa), Burji:
Phonological Differences and Likenesses,

in: Journal of Ethiopian Studies 14, 1976-1979, pp. 131-176

1977
Gedeo [Derasa] work songs and their musicological, linguistic, and sociological context,
Paper prepared for the Conference on Political Institutions of the Peoples of Ethiopia,
The Institute of Ethiopian Studies, Addis Abeba University, June 1977,



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1987
Barking up the Wrong Moon: Relevance in Conversations in Busa (Nigeria),
Multilingua vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 151-195.
[ Relevance in Busa conversations.pdf ]

1985
Thoughts when Drawing a Map of Tone Languages,
Afrikanistische Arbeitspapiere (AAP) 1 Maerz 1985, pp. 105-124.
[ Drawing a Map of Tone Languages.pdf]

1983
Modulation of pitch scales for the speech partner's sake?
Observations from tone languages of Nigeria and Ethiopia,

Paper prepared for the Tenth International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (IPA),
Utrecht, The Netherlands 1-6 August 1983
Abstract in: A. Cohen and M.P.R. von de Broeke, (eds.), 1983. Proceedings, vol.2,
Dordrecht: Foris, p. 594

1975
The Praise Singers,
in: T.B.T., vol. 26 no. 2, pp. 245-247.

1972, with Mallam Salihu Bata,
The Praise Singers,
in: Translation vol. 7 no. 3, pp. 6-7.

1972
An outline of the Grammar of Busa (Nigeria),
Ph.D. dissertation, Kiel Univ. 300 pp.
[ Busa Grammar.pdf ]

1971, with Charlotte Wedekind,
Karatun da Rubutun Busanci
[Reading and Writing Busa]

Zaria, 32 pp.

1971, with Charlotte Wedekind and Musa B. Ahmed,
Bara sira busu nobo senteno [Animals of Africa, Busa]
preliminary edition,

Zaria, 32 pp.


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