Derib Ado


Derib Ado

Full Name Derib Ado Jekale
Academic Rank/Status Assistant Professor
Working for AAU since 2006
Administrative positions held if any/ past and present  Chair of the Language Technology Programme Unit (December 2011-May 2012)Chair of the Department of Linguistics (may 2012-October 2015


Education attended
  • PhD in Experimental Phonetics, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (2011)
  • Higher Diploma for Teacher Educators, Jimma University, Jimma, Ethiopia (2005)
  • A in Linguistics, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia(2004)
  • Ed. in English, Kotebe College of Teacher Education, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (1999)
Awards &recognitions
  • 2013-16. PI, Noise Pollution in Addis Ababa, Linguistics, Social and Architectural Issues, funded by the Office of Vice president for Research and Technology Transfer
  • 2016-2018. Co-PI, Investigation of Local Language Resources for information and Predictive systems, funded by FDRE Ministry of Science and Technology
Memberships of International bodies
Publicity: Journals, editorial roles, initiatives etc. Managing Editor, Ethiopian Journal of Languages and Literature
Research interest/ not more than hundred words Mainly working on speech production and perception, acoustics, phonology, corpus linguistics, cognitive linguistics, language technology but also interested in language documentation and discourse analysis 



Publications on reputable journals
  • Derib Ado . 2016. Metaphors of time in Amharic. In Meyer, R. and Edzard, L. 2016. Time in the Languages of the Horn of Africa. 103-116.Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag.
  • Feda Negesseand Derib Ado. 2016. Visual recognition of graphic variants of Amharic letters: psycholinguistic experiment. Oslo Studies in Language. 8,1: 173-200 available at
  • Derib Ado Jekale. 2009. An Acoustic study of the four types of reading in Geez. A Paper presented at      the 17thInternational Conference of Ethiopian Studies, 2-5 November, 2009, Addis Ababa,     Ethiopia.
  • Derib Ado Jekale. 2007. Love is our enemy: opponent metaphors in Amharic. A paper presented at the 19thILS Annual Conference. Available at
  • Getachew Anteneh andDerib Ado. 2006.  Language policy in Ethiopia: history and current trends.Ethiopian Journal of Education and Science. 2, 1: 37-61  (Also presented at  the 18th Annual ILS Conference. Available at


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