Hirut Woldemariam

Name: Hirut

Father’s name: Woldemariam

Grand father’s name: Teketel

Education attended:

  • B.A. Linguistics, Addis Ababa University, 1988
  • M.A. Linguistics, Addis Ababa University, 1993
  • PhD. Linguistics, University of Cologne, Germany & Addis Ababa University, 2004

Academic rank:  Associate Professor, 2008

Working for AAU: Since 1996

Administrative positions held:

  • Vice President for Institutional Development, April 2012-October 2014
  • Vice President for External Relations, Strategic Planning and Partnership, January 2010-April 2012
  • Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, 2008-2010
  • Head, Department of Linguistics, Faculty of Humanities, Addis Ababa University, 2006-2008

Community services:

  • Member of the National Council for Great Renascence Dam of Ethiopia
  • Member of the 50th Anniversary of the OAU/African Union 50th Anniversary
  • Member and Secretary of the Executive Committee of the Ethiopian Philological Society.
  • Member of the Executive Committee, Academy of Ethiopian Languages
  • Associate Member, Ethiopian National Association for the Deaf (ENAD)
  • Member of the Advisory Board for The Centre for Multilingualism and Diversities Research at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa (CMDR)
  • Member of the Editorial Board, International Journal of Linguistic Landscape
  • Collaborating member, Center for Multilingualism in Societies Across the Lifespan, Oslo
  • Member of the Review of Panel for Volkswagen Foundation, African Initiative Project


Campus: Main

Building: College of Social Sciences

Floor: Third

Office room no.: 312

Phone: 0911506623

Email ID: hirut.woldemariam@aau.edu.et

Alternative email: hirutw@hotmail.com

Research interest

Omotic languages are my focus area of research.   Descriptive linguistics, historical-comparative linguistics, and sociolinguistics are main areas of interest. Other research interest includes language policy, multilingualism, language ideology and linguistic landscape in Ethiopia.

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