Mengistu Amberber

Senior Lecturer

Dr Mengistu Amberber is a Senior Lecturer in Linguistics in the School of Languages and Linguistics (FASS). His main research interests include lexical semantics, grammatical theory, the semantics-syntax interface, and linguistic typology.

He is the author of Verb Classes and Transitivity in Amharic (Lincom Studies in Afro-Asiatic Linguistics, 2002), and editor of The Language of Memory in a Cross-linguistic Perspective (in Human Cognitive Processing, volume 21, John Benjamins, 2007), and co-editor of: Language Universals and Variation (Praeger, 2002), Competition and Variation in Natural Languages: the Case for Case (Elsevier, 2005), and Complex Predicates: Cross-linguistic Perspectives on Event Structure (Cambridge University Press, 2010).

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Publications

Books
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Amberber M, 2002, Verb Classes and Transitivity in Amharic, Original, Lincom Europa, Munich
2002
Book Chapters
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Amberber M, 2012, 'Differential Case Marking of Arguments in Amharic', in The Oxford Handbook of Case, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199206476.013.0052
2012
Amberber M, 2010, 'Preface', in Complex Predicates: Cross-Linguistic Perspectives on Event Structure, pp. 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511712234.001
2010
Amberber M, 2010, 'The structure of the light verb construction in amharic', in Complex Predicates: Cross-Linguistic Perspectives on Event Structure, pp. 291 - 318, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511712234.011
2010
Amberber M; Baker B; Harvey M, 2010, 'Introduction: Complex Predicates', in Amberber M; Baker B; Harvey M (ed.), Complex Predicates: Cross-linguistic perspectives on Event Structure., edn. Original, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 1 - 12
2010
Amberber M, 2009, 'Quirky alternations of transitivity The case of ingestive predicates', in Newman J (ed.), LINGUISTICS OF EATING AND DRINKING, edn. Typological Studies in Language, JOHN BENJAMINS B V PUBL, pp. 45 - 63, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000321117400004&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
2009
Amberber M, 2008, 'Semantic Primes in Amharic', in Goddard C (ed.), CROSS-LINGUISTIC SEMANTICS, edn. Studies in Language Companion Series, John Benjamins Publishing Company, pp. 83 - 119, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000304379800004&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
2008
Amberber M; Harvey M; Baker B, 2007, 'Complex predication and the coverb construction', in Siegel J; Lynch J; Eades D (ed.), Language Description. History and Development, edn. First, John Benjamins Publshing Company, Amsterdam, pp. 209 - 221
2007
Amberber M, 2007, 'Remember, remind, and forget in Amharic', in Amberber M (ed.), The Language of Memory in a Crosslinguistic Perspective, edn. First, John Benjamins Publishing Company, Amsterdam, pp. 263 - 277
2007
Amberber M, 2007, 'Introduction: The language of memory', in Amberber M (ed.), The Language of Memory in a Crosslinguistic Perspective, edn. First, John Benjamins Publishing Company, Amsterdam, pp. 1 - 12
2007
Amberber M; de Hoop H, 2005, 'Competition and Variation in Natural Languages: The Case for Case', in Amberber M; Hoop HD (ed.), Competition and Variation in Natural Languages, Elsevier, Amsterdam, pp. 1 - 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-008044651-6/50003-3
2005
Amberber M; De Hoop H, 2005, 'Preface', in Competition and Variation in Natural Languages, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-008044651-6/50002-1
2005
Amberber M, 2005, 'Differential Subject Marking in Amharic', in Amberber M; Hoop HD (ed.), Competition and Variation in Natural Languages, Elsevier, Amsterdam, pp. 295 - 319, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-008044651-6/50013-6
2005
Amberber M, 2002, 'Quirky alterations of transitivity: the case of ingestive predicates', in Language Universals and Variation, edn. Original, Praeger Publishers, Wesport Connecticut London, pp. 1 - 20
2002
Amberber M, 2001, 'Testing emotional universals in Amharic', in Harkins J; Wierzbicka A (ed.), Emotions in Crosslinguistic Perspective, edn. Original, Mouton de Gruyter, Berlin, New York, pp. 35 - 68
2001
Amberber M, 2000, 'Valency-changing and Valency-encoding Devices in Amharic', in Changing Valency - Case Studies in Transitivity, edn. Original, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom, pp. 312 - 331
2000
Edited Books
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2010, Complex Predicates: Cross-linguistic perspectives on Event Structure., Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511712234
2010
Amberber M; DeHoop H, 2005, Competition and variation in natural languages, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-08-044651-6.X5000-9
2005
Journal articles
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Amberber M, 2003, 'The grammatical encoding of `thinking` in Amharic', Cognitive Linguistics, vol. 14, pp. 195 - 219, http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/cogl.2003.008
2003
Amberber M, 1996, 'Reference grammar of Amharic - Leslan,W', CANADIAN JOURNAL OF LINGUISTICS-REVUE CANADIENNE DE LINGUISTIQUE, vol. 41, pp. 258 - 260, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:A1996XL36000004&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
1996