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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more

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Name: Derib  Ado Jekale (IPA: dɜr:ɘb ad:o ʒɜk':alɜ)
Institution: Addis Ababa University
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State and/or Country: Ethiopia   
Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics
Selected Publications: An acoustic analysis of Amharic vowels, plosives and ejectives. PhD dissertation.
An Acoustic study of the four types of reading in Geez.
Gemination in Amharic: Examination of the Duration of Amharic Consonants
Love is Our Enemy: Opponent Metaphors in Amharic.
Language Policy in Ethiopia: History and Current Trends.
The Structure of Noun Phrase in Yem. (MA thesis)
Courses Taught: Introduction to phonetics, Introduction to phonology, Introduction to Syntax, Introduction to Semantics, Areal Linguistics, Survey of Ethiopian Languages, Seminar on Ethiopian Languages
Dissertation Abstract: An acoustic analysis of Amharic vowels, plosives and ejectives

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