Publications by Hirut Woldemariam

  1. E. Lanza and Hirut Woldemariam 2014. “Multilingualism and Local Literacy Practices in Ethiopia: Language contact in regulated and unregulated spaces”. Multilingual Margins – Journal of Multilingualism from the periphery. Volume 1. Edited by Christopher Straud and Quintin Williams. Center for Multilingualism and Diversity Research, University of the Western Cape. 55-76
  2. E. Lanza and Hirut Woldemariam. 2014. “English in Ethiopia: Making space for the individual in language policy”. Challenges for Language Education and Policy: making Space for People, edited by Bernard Spolsky, Ofra Inbar and Michal Tannenbaum. Routledge Taylor & Francis Group. New York.
  3. Hirut Woldemariam. 2009. “Participant Marking in Haro”. In: Studies in Language Companion (SLCS) Volume 110. Coding participant marking: Construction Types in Twelve African Languages. Gerrit Dimmendaal (ed.). Amsterdam-Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company. Amsterdam/Philadelphia. ISSN 0165-7763. INBN 978 90 272 0577 3 (978 90 272 8961 2)
  4. Hirut Woldemariam. 2013. “Revisiting Gamo – a dialect with its own dialects: Towards a better internal classification of the North Ometo subgroup”. International Journal of Sociology and Anthropology. Volume 5 (9), pp. 373-388, DOI: 10.5897/IJSA2013.0471. ISSN 2006-988x. Academic Journals. .
  5. Hirut Woldemariam and E. Lanza. 2014: 228. “Language contact, agency and power in the linguistic landscape of two regional capitals of Ethiopia”. In: International Journal of the Sociology of Languages. Special issue on Linguistic Landscape, Signs in context: multilingual texts in semiotic space, edited by Anastassia Zabrodskaja and Tommaso Milani. pp.79-103
  6. Hirut Woldemariam and E. Lanza. 2012. “Religious War in the Linguistic
  7. Landscape of an African Capital”. In: Sprache, Mehrsprachigkeit und sozialer Wandel (SMSW), Volume. 16. Linguistic Landscape, Multilingualism and Social Change. C. Helot, M. Barni, R. Janssens and C. Bagna (eds.) PETERLANG. pp. 169-186. ISSN 1610-143X. ISBN 978-3-631-61716-8
  8. Raga and Hirut Woldemariam. 2011. Gender bias ideology as manifested in the grammar of Afan Oromo”. Journal of Language and Culture. Volume. l2 (10) pp 162-173. Article Number – CE8346F2264. ISSN 2141-6540. DOI: 10.5897/JLC.
  9. E. Lanza & Hirut Woldemariam. Indexing modernity: Branding in the linguistic landscape of an African capital. In: International Journal of Bilingualism. Volume 11, Number 3. First: 1 – 16. Special issue on “Mobility and Linguistic Landscape”.
  10. E. Lanza and Hirut Woldemariam. 2011. “Colonial Languages in an African Country without a Colonial Past”. In: Pluralitè des langues, pluralitè des cultures: regards sur l’Afrique et au-delá. Volume 137 ( CXXXVII). Novous Press, Oslo. ISBN: 978-82-7099-602-5.
  11. E. Lanza and Hirut Woldemariam. 2008. Language ideology and linguistic landscape: Language policy and globalization in a regional capital of Ethiopia. In Elana Shohamy and Durk Gurter (eds.), Linguistic Landscape. Expanding the Scenery. Edited by Elana Shohamy and Durk Gurter, 189 – 205. Routledge.
  12. Hirut Woldemariam. 2007. “Historical notes on third person singular pronouns in the Ometo languages”. Omotic and Cushitic Language Studies. Papers from the Fourth International Conference. A. Amha, M. Mous and G. Sava (eds.) Cologne: Rudiger Koppe Verlag. ISBN 978-3-89645-482-9
  13. A. Raga and Hirut Woldemariam. 2014. “Linguistic sexism as religious offense among the Oromo”. International Journal of Sociology and Anthropology. Vol.5(1) , pp. 1-8 , April 2014. DOI: 10.5897/JLC 2013.0232, ISSN 2141-6540
  14. Hirut Woldemariam. 2014. “Writing both difference and similarity: Towards a more complete phonemic orthography for Wolaitta, Gamo, Gofa, and Dawuro”. Journal of Languages and Culture. Volume. 5 (3) pp 44-53. Article Number: JLC/28.06.13/0235, ISSN 2141-6540. DOI: 10.5897/ JLC. Academic Journals.
  15. Hirut Woldemariam. 2013. “Re-examining the position of Ganta within the Ometo Linguistic Clusters”. International Journal of Sociology and Anthropology. Volume 5 (9), pp. 409-415, 2013. DOI: 10.5897/IJSA2013.0471. ISSN 2006-988x. Academic Journals.
  16. Hirut Woldemariam. 2005. “GAMO: a dialect variant or a group with its own Dialects?” Cushitic-Omotic Studies. Yoichi TSUGE (ed). Kanazawa University, JAPAN. PP. 67-78.
  17. Hirut Woldemariam. 2005 “Notes on the North Ometo Dialects: Mutual Intelligibility tests and structural variation”. Cushitic – Omotic Studies. Yoichi TSUGE (ed). Kanazawa University. JAPAN. pp. 79-112.
  18. Hirut Woldemariam. 2005. “The Orthography of Wolaitta, Gamo, Gofa and Dawuro: Problems and Recommendations”. ELRC Working Papers in Linguistics, Volume 1. No 2.
  19. Hirut Woldemariam. 1995. “Verb formation in Yam”. In: Journal of Ethiopian Languages and Literature, Volume 6.
  20. Hirut Woldemariam. 2007. “The Challenges of Mother tongue education in Ethiopia”. Language Matters. Vol. 38(2), 210-235. L.A Barnes (ed). UNISA (University of South Africa).
  21. Hirut Woldemariam. 2007. “Some aspects of the phonology and morphology of Dawuro”. Folia Orientalia. Volume. 42. Polish Academy of Sciences, Cracow.
  22. Hirut Woldemariam. “Historical notes on numerals in Ometo: The obsolete quinary system”. Journal of Ethiopian Studies. Volume. 38, 131-149. Addis Ababa University.
  23. Hirut Woldemariam. 2007. “Deictics in Gamo”. Proceedings of the conference on Deictics, copula and focus in the Ethiopian convergence area, Mainz. Cologne : Rudiger Köppe Verlag, 129-138.
  24. Hirut Woldemariam. 2005. Aspects of grammatical properties that distinguish the East Ometo group from the North Ometo group and the position of Ganta. LISSAN: Journal of African Languages and Linguistics, Vol. 19. No.2.
  25. Hirut Woldemariam “Oyda”. 2010. Encyclopaedia Aethiopica volume 4. Hamburg.
  26. Hirut Woldemariam. 2001. “Demonstratives in Dawuro”. Afrikanistiche Arbeitspapiere. Special issue on North-East Africa linguistic and literary studies. Volume 65: 157-167
  27. Hirut Woldemariam. 2001. Number Marking in Tirma. In Marianne Bechhaus- Gerst et al. (eds.), Afrikanistische Arbeitspapiere. Vol. 63. pp 93-101.
  28. Hirut Woldemariam. 1999. An Autosegmental approach to the Geez-based Amharic plurals. Journal of Ethiopian languages and Literature. Vol. 8. Addis Ababa University.
  29. Hirut Woldemariam. 1999. “Causativization in Yam”. l999. Proceedings of the 9th ILS Conference. Addis Ababa University.


Unpublished manuscripts

1. Hirut Woldemariam. Grammatical Description of Gamo (forthcoming)

2. Hirut Woldemariam. 2005. Ethno-linguistic Diversity and the Challenges of Implementing Local Language Development in Ethiopia: The Case of North Omo Zone. 18th Social Science Research for Young Scholars OSSREA. Addis Ababa.

3. Hirut Woldemariam. 2004. The Grammar of Haro with comparative notes on the Ometo Linguistic Group (,

4. Hirut Woldemariam. 1993. Word formation in Yam (an Omotic language). MA thesis, Addis Ababa University

5. Hirut Woldemarim. 1987. Noun Morphology in Zayse (an Omotic language)