Language contact and language change in Ethiopia

  • 120 Pages
  • 3.38 MB
  • English
E. Köppe Verlag , Köln
Languages, Sociolinguistics, Languages in co
Statementedited by Joachim Crass and Ronny Meyer
SeriesTopics in African studies -- v. 14, Topics in African studies -- v. 14.
LC ClassificationsP130.52.E77 L36 2009
The Physical Object
Pagination120 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25273017M
ISBN 103896452584
ISBN 139783896452580
LC Control Number2010514165

Language Contact and Language Change in Ethiopia Edited by: Joachim Crass, Ronny contributions by: Binyam Sisay Mendisu, Joachim Crass, Ronny Meyer, Ongaye Oda, Christian J.

Rapold, Sascha Völlmin, Silvia Zaugg-Coretti. Series: Topics in Interdisciplinary African Studies Volume 14 6 pp. Roman, pp. numerous tables and charts Text language(s): English.

Review: Joachim Crass & Ronny Meyer (eds.) Language Contact and Language Change in Ethiopia (Topics in Interdisciplinary African Studies 14)., Vol.

Iss. 8 - The present book is one of the many outcomes of research carried out at the University of Mainz on language contact phenomena in the Ethiopian Linguistic Area. While a previous book edited by Joachim Crass and Author: Yvonne Treis. Language Ethiopia is a multi-ethnic and multi lingual state.

There are over 83 languages spoken in the country with dialects. Amharic is the working language in Ethiopia. Other major languages include Oromigna, Somali and Tigrigna. English is also widely spoken. In this article, we explore the linguistic landscape of two different regions in Ethiopia to provide an analysis of language contact that takes place between regional languages, which only recently have made the transition to literacy in the country as the result of a new language policy, and Amharic, the federal working language, which has a Cited by: 5.

Ethnologue lists 89 languages for Ethiopia. Current language policy The path chosen by Ethiopia’s current government with regard to language policy was, and remains, progressive. According to the Constitution ofAmharic is the official language of the country, however, the Constitution also directs that “all Ethiopian languages File Size: KB.

The main languages spoken in Ethiopia are Amharic, Oromo, Tigrinya, Somali and Arabic, overall Amharic is the official language spoken in Ethiopia although Oromo is most spoken in Ethiopia.

The name Amharic comes from the district if Amhara which is located in Northern Ethiopia, which is thought to be the historic centre of the language. Amharic is the second most widely spoken Semitic language in the world, after Arabic.

It is the official working language of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and several regional states. situation of language policy change. I am interested in the real internal power shift and international support that seem to be the requiments for a complete change in language policy.

Guatemala and Ethiopia share similarities but they also have great differences. Both are among the. a contact explanation for a change should be proposed only when all attempts to nd a language-internal explanation have failed.

Research over the past half-century, starting with Weinreich’s classic book Languages in Contact, has brought about a recognition of the importance of language contact for explanations of many linguistic changes. Although Ethiopia's need for English language is more intensified as globalization is the agenda of the time, the 'depressing picture of English language teaching' never improved (Eshetie,   Contact; Menu.

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Download Ethiopia NHDR - Human Development Report. Local Language Books. Ethiopia represents a challenging environment for children’s literacy and creating a reading culture. There are more than 50 million children and young people under 18 (the US has only 74 million), and is children are taught in primary school in 12 mother tongue languages.

Although the government has been rapidly expanding the education system at all levels and literacy. Tigrigna and Amharigna (Amharic) are the modern languages which are derived from Ge'ez.

Amharic is the official national language of Ethiopia.

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English, Arabic, Italian and French are widely spoken by many Ethiopians. The Ethiopian languages are divided into four major language are Semitic, Cushitic, Omotic, and Nilo-Saharan.

Semitic. change as a result of language contact, given appropriate circumstances to trigger this. Contact studies from the s and s are not anything like as copious as in the ensuing decades.

There are reasons for this. While the classic study of language contact by Uriel Weinreich was published in. Language Policy of Ethiopia (Volume 1) Paperback – J by Alelign Aschale Wudie (Author) See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions.

Price New from Used from Kindle "Please retry" $ — Author: Alelign Aschale Wudie. Ethiopia Text Books PDF Download:Ethiopia Ministry of Education (MOE) provides textbooks for all grade class in ts and Teachers can download Ethiopia Text Books in PDF.

The government aimed to provide each pupil with a textbook but the reality was a severe shortage of textbooks and other teaching materials. The Ethiopian Sign Language Community The Deaf of Ethiopia live similarly to any other person within their given cultures, but are cut off from meaningful interaction with them.

be the widest-reaching book currently in print, but most of language in Ethiopia. Ethiopian literature, writings either in classical Geʿez (Ethiopic) or in Amharic, the principal modern language of earliest extant literary works in Geʿez are translations of Christian religious writings from Greek, which may have influenced their style and the 7th century to the 13th, a period marked by political disturbances, there was no new literary activity.

Get this from a library. Language in Ethiopia. [M Lionel Bender; Thomas Leiper Kane Collection (Library of Congress. Hebraic Section);] -- This comprehensive study is the result of research by an interdisciplinary team of international scholars, all with a particular interest in Ethiopia.

The first part of the book contains an important. The language policy of Ethiopia provides a unique opportunity to assess the effectiveness of late-exit multilingual education (in which the mother tongue is used as medium of instruction for at least the first 6 to 8 years of school), as Teshome and Heugh et al did.

Ethiopia is the 2 The impact of language policy and practice on children’s. Of the languages spoken in Ethiopia, 86 are living and 2 are extinct. 41 of the living languages are institutional, 14 are developing, 18 are vigorous, 8 are in danger of extinction, and 5 are near extinction.

Charles A. Ferguson proposed the Ethiopian language area, characterized by shared grammatical and phonological features in •Ethiopia: area of million square Kilometers (slightly less than twice the size of Texas), is located at 4 and 14 degree north, 33 and 48 degrees east.

Situated in the Horn of Africa, Ethiopia is bordered by Eritrea to the north, Sudan to the west, Kenya to the south, Somalia to the east and Djibouti to the northeast.

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Languages And Literature Of inscriptions on the pyramids in Ethiopia consist in part of hieroglyphs strongly resembling the Egyptian; but the language of the two countries was not the same. The Ethiopians used the hieroglyphs as a sort of sacred character, but without a complete knowledge of their use, and evidently rather as an ornament than as a means of conveying information.

This, including the new language policies of Ethiopia, has effectively strengthened the use of a number of Ethiopian languages. Presently, the language in Ethiopia is Amheric, a semitic tongue. Statistically, the principal ethnic groups in Ethiopia are Oromo, which comprises 40 percent; Tigrea and Amhara, comprising of 32 percent; Sidamo.

Of Ethiopia's million people, less than half are literate and about half are under age Few books are written in local languages. A local publisher hopes to establish a reading culture by focusing on children. She prin children's books in in the two most common languages -- Amharic and Afaan Oromifa.

“We have this whole other culture. Hadiyigna %. Ethnologue provides information about all languages spoken in Ethiopia. Ethiopia is also home to more than dialects.

In a new constitution gave all ethnic groups the right to develop their own languages and use their language as method for instruction in primary schools. Primary schools are taught in Amharic and other. Indigenous languages, unlike alien languages, help people place themselves in the larger society and in the world.

“A good deal of evidence shows,” says Hudson, “that people use language in order to locate themselves in multidimensional social space.”4 Ethiopia, like other multiethnic and multicultural countries, is a perfect example of a.

Ethiopia is a country blessed with a dizzying amount of linguistic diversity; of the more than seventy ethnic groups that reside within the territory of Ethiopia, many have their own languages.

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is a platform for academics to share research papers. The Ethiopian language area is a hypothesized linguistic area that was first proposed by Charles A. Ferguson (, ), who posited a number of phonological and morphosyntactic features that were found widely across Ethiopia, which then included Eritrea, including the Ethio-Semitic, Cushitic and Omotic languages but not the Nilo-Saharan languages.

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