Project Events

for the project 'Linguistic Capacity Building — Tools for the inclusive development of Ethiopia'

Documents

 

Events 2017

Four Ethiopian web corpora

The HaBiT project has in cooperation with the project Linguistic Capacity Buliding – Tools for the inclusive development of Ethiopia developed web corpora for Amharic, Oromo, Somali and Tigrinya:

Bulletin

Read about project events in Bulletin of the Department of Linguistics and Philology, Addis Ababa University No 8, April 2017.


New publication:

Binyam Sisay Mendisu and Janne Bondi Johannessen (eds.):

Multilingual Ethiopia: Linguistic Challenges and Capacity Building Efforts. Oslo Studies in Language (OSLa)  Vol 8, No 1. 2016

Read more or download

Read about the book launch March 24


February 2017, Brno, Czech Republic

Thursday 16 - Tuesday 21: HaBiT Evaluation Workshop.

Read about the workshop

 

Events 2016

November 2016, Wolkite

Friday 4th and Sunday 6th: Language Standardization in Gurage – 3rd Workshop
Read the program
See pictures from the workshop
 

September 2016, Dire Dawa

September 3: Research Workshop on Book Project
Read the program
 

June 2016

PhD Candidate attends CLIF 2016 conference in Indiana. Read the paper in Proceedings of Corpus Linguistics Fest 2016.

 

May 2016

Professor Janne Bondi Johannessen was invited to a seminar at UiO with high-ranking officials from Ethiopia, "Capacity Exchange: University of Oslo and Ethiopia"  May 13, 2016. She was asked to talk about our NORHED project, which she did with pride. The ministers were very interested and asked many questions.
More information about participants, program and photos from the seminar.
Read about the seminar on the The Faculty of Medicine webpage.

 

March 2016, Hawassa

Thursday 10th and Friday 11th:

Networking workshop at Hawassa Central Hotel.
The workshop is organized in collaboration with the Nationalities Council of SNNPR and with the presence of the Honorable Ato Lemma Gezume, Speaker of the Nationalities Council.
Read the program and see more photos from the workshop.

Saturday 12th:

Transcribers workshop at Hawassa Central Hotel.
Read the program and see more photos from the workshop.



 

Events 2015

Read about project events in Bulletin of the Department of Linguistics and Philology, Addis Ababa University No 7, November 2015.

 

November 2015

Addis Ababa University

Tuesday 17. November 2015,
03.00 PM, OCR 418
Prof. Lutz Edzard,  University of Oslo:
On the role of South Arabian and Ethio-Semitic within a comparative Semitic lexicographical project

Semein Hotel, Addis Ababa

Monday 16. November 2015:
Annual meeting between the project 'Linguistic Capacity Building — Tools for the inclusive development of Ethiopia' and NORAD

Read the program

 

Hawassa University

November 12. 2015
Prof. Elizabeth Lanza, Center for Multilingualism in Society across the Lifespan University of Oslo:
Methodological Issues in Doing Research on and with Multilinguals

Prof. Jan Svennevig and Prof. Unn Røyneland, Center for Multilingualism in Society across the Lifespan University of Oslo:
Language Attitudes and Negotiation of Language and Identity

 

Addis Ababa University

November 10. 2015, 2.00 PM, OCR Room 418
Prof. Elizabeth Lanza, Center for Multilingualism in Society across the Lifespan University of Oslo:
Methodological Issues in Doing Research on and with Multilinguals

Prof. Jan Svennevig and Prof. Unn Røyneland, Center for Multilingualism in Society across the Lifespan University of Oslo:
Language Attitudes and Negotiation of Language and Identity

 

 

October 2015

Research workshop in Bishoftu October 17-18:  Training transcribers on guidelines and software. 

 

HaBiT-meeting in Oslo September 5.-6. 2015

Read more about the HaBiT project here.

    HaBiT-meeting in Oslo September 5.-6. 2015. 
    Feda Negesse, Pavel Rychlý, Björn Gambäck, Anders Nøklestad, Aleš Horák, Derib Ado,Vít Suchomel, Kristin Hagen, Janne Bondi Johannessen,  Lars Bungum, Joel Priestley.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Project seminar in Norway September 2015

    A project seminar will be arranged at Rondane høyfjellshotell in Norway September  1-4, 2015. Deadline for submitting a paper to the seminar  is July 30, 2015.

     

     

    Read the seminar program.

    See photos from the seminar.

           (Many project participants will also attend The 19th International Conference of Ethiopian Studies in Warsaw, Poland August 24-28.)

     

    University of Oslo: Visit from Addis Ababa University June 24., 2015

    Read about the visit.

     

     

    June/July 2015

    Research Workshop where Phd candidates will present the result of their first fieldwork. Researchers will present their research findings from their field visits. Co-authored papers will be welcome.

     

    Winter and spring 2015:

    Capacity Building Training for local educators and authorities

     

    Topic of training
     

    No of
    participants

    Place
     

    Tentative
    date

    Coordinated
    by

     

    Training on lexical development, orthography and lexicography

    36

    Hawassa/
    Sidaama Zone

    February 12-14

    Zelealem/
    Shimelis

     

    Building the capacity of Ethiopian Sign Language (ESL) teachers who work in the SNNPR region

    30

    Hawassa

    April 20-24

    Pawlos/Andargachew

     

    Language development and standardization in Gurage. 

    33 Wolkite town

    May 1-3

    Fekede/
    Ronny/Baye

     

    Training workshop to journalists who work in SNNPR on news writing, presentation and language use

    40

    Shashemene

    June 26-30

    Nigussie/Fekede

      Mother-tongue education

    21

    Shashemene

    July 7-9

    Moges/Binyam

               

     

    Participation in workshops and symposium organized by local adminstrators

    • 20th and 21st Annual Symposium on Sidaama language and culture (August 2014 and August 2015)
    • Gurage Language Workshop (July 07, 2015) organized by Wolkite University


    February 2015

     

    Hawassa University

     

    Graduation Hall

    February 27. 2015, 3 PM

    Prof. Janne Bondi Johannessen, University of Oslo:

    "A Case of Incomplete Acquisition - Embedded Word Order in Heritage Scandinavian"

     

    February 28. 2015, 10 AM

    Prof. Janne Bondi Johannessen and Prof. Lutz Edzard,  University of Oslo:

    "Coordinated clause structures in Scandinavian and Semitic involving a finite verb form and an infinitive"

     

    February 28. 2015, 11 AM

    Prof. Lutz Edzard, University of Oslo:

     "Verboids in Semitic in the light of modern case theory"

     

    Networking workshop in Adaama February 25. - 26.

    Participants from the various zone and woreda with whom the project is working.
    Janne Bondi Johannessen and Lutz Edzard from University of Oslo will also participate.

    Agenda: The progress of the project thus far, feedback on grass root activities, identifying additional areas of collaboration and intervention.
    Read the program.and see pictures from the Adaama workshop

     

     

    Events 2014

    Read about project events in Bulletin of the Department of Linguistics and Philology, Addis Ababa University No 6, November 2014.


    December 2014

    Wednesday December 3. and Thursday December 4. 2014:
    Research workshop at Semein Hotel, Addis Ababa, with PhD-students and supervisers

    Read the program

     

    Happenings in Oslo autumn 2014

    September 30:

    10:15 and 13:00: Gebre Guadie is defending his PhD: Shinasha Noun Morphology

     

     

    October 1:

    10:00am - 12:15pm: Dr Binyam Sisay Mendisu, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia:
    Language Use on the Internet in Ethiopia: Evidence from TemariNet and Facebook

    02:15pm - 04:00pm: Dr Azeb Amha, Leiden University, the Netherlands:
    Interrogative and Demonstrative Verbs in Wolaitta (Omotic): linking reference and indexing

     


    September 2014

    More fieldwork travels in Ethiopia.
     

    Addis Ababa University

    September 18. - 25: Technical staff from Oslo (Kristin Hagen, Anders Nøklestad, Joel Priestley) are visiting University of Addis Ababa together with professor Ruth Vatvedt Fjeld and professor Kjell Magne Yri (September 18 - 21). See pictures from the events


    Program

    Thursday September 18:
    02:00pm: Introduction to staff, (Anders, Joel, Kjell Magne, Kristin, Ruth and local staff

    Friday September 19:
    10:00am - 12:00am: Ruth Vatvedt Fjeld: Lexicography - planning a dictionary and LBK2013 – a lexicographic corpus for modern Norwegian bokmål

    02:00pm - 04:00pm: Meeting: Anders, Joel, Kristin, Derib, David, Feda

    Saturday September 20:
    10:00am - 12:00am: Ruth Vatvedt Fjeld: Lexicography: Making a dictionary I and Making a dictionary II

    02:00pm - 04:00pm: Meeting: Anders, Joel, Kristin, Derib, David, Feda -if necessary

    Monday September 22:
    09:00am  12:00am: Anders, Joel, Kristin: Discussion workshop (1) for PhD students, their supervisors, and also Derib, David, Feda. Subjects: Making a speech corpus. Tools, computer software, field work, transcription. Installation of software on individual computers as required.
    Please, bring your laptop!

    Tuesday September 23:
    09:00am  12:00am: Anders, Joel, Kristin: Discussion workshop (2) for PhD students, their supervisors, and also Derib, David, Feda. Subjects: Making a speech corpus. Tools, computer software, field work, transcription. Installation of software on individual computers as required.
    Please, bring your laptop!

    Wednesday 24 and Thursday 25:
    Anders, Joel, Kristin: Continued support for individual PhD students and staff as required

     

    Hawassa University

    September 22. - 26: Professor Ruth Vatvedt Fjeld and Professor Kjell Magne Yri from University of Oslo are visiting. See pictures from the events

    Preliminary program

    Tuesday September 23:
    10:00am - 12:00am: Ruth Vatvedt Fjeld: Lexicography - planning a dictionary and LBK2013 – a lexicographic corpus for modern Norwegian bokmål
    02:00pm - 04:00: Kjell Magne Yri: Three directions of contemporary semantics (1) 


    Wednesday September 24:
    10:00am - 12:00am: Ruth Vatvedt Fjeld: Lexicography: Making a dictionary I and Making a dictionary II
    02:00pm - 04:00pm: Kjell Magne Yri: Three directions of contemporary semantics (2)

     

    April - July 2014
     

    General plan April-June 2014


    Fieldwork
    Twelve researchers went to the field and collected data.

    Local capacity building workshops
    5 local capacity building trainings are conducted:
    - in Jinka and Arbamich by Omotic group (Read Report on activities of the Omotic Group)
    - in Welkitie by Semitic group. (Read A Minute on the Workshop on Developments and Standardization of Guragina.)
    - in Adama by Sign language group
    - in Hawassa by Sociolinguistics and Communication group.

     

    Read reports from:

    - Field Report of the Cushitic Group
    - Report from Language Technology Team
    - Brief Activity Report from Ethiopian Sign Language Team
    - Report on activities of the Omotic Group
    - Activity Report – Semitic Group
    - Brief Report by Sociolinguistic and Communication Group

     
    Research workshop
    A Research workshop was conducted in Adama July 25-27. Read a brief report from the workshop and see pictures from the workshop.
     
    PhD-students
    The project PhD-students presented their draft concept paper at the Adama research workshop and are expected to submit a revised version on the 1st of September. Supervisors will be assigned after their submission.
     
    Laptops
    Laptop computers are being bought both at AAU and HU.
     
     

    May 2014

    Rolf Piene Halvorsen, Sør-Trøndelag University College, visits Addis Ababa University May 25 - May 31. Read the program
     

    • Monday, May 26, 09:00am - 10:00am:
      Welcome & Introduction with staff and students
      EthSL Program, Unit Office
    • Monday, May 26, 10:00am - 10:30am:
      Introduction to EthSL Program Unit & discussion
      EthSL Program, Unit Office
    • Monday, May 26, 11:00am - 12:00 noon:
      Introduction to EthSL & discussion
      EthSL Program, Unit Office
    • Monday, May 26, 02:00pm - 04:00pm:
      Lecture to undergraduate students
      G16 classroom

    • Tuesday, May 27, 09:00am - 12:00 noon:
      Lecture/ discussion with Ph.D candidates
      EthSL Program, Unit Office
    • Tuesday, May 27, 02:00pm - 04:00pm:
      Discussion on the planned MA program and the way forward
      EthSL Program, Unit Office
       
    • Thursday, May 29, 09:00am - 12:00 noon:
      Lecture/ discussion with Ph.D candidates
      EthSL Program, Unit Office
    • Thursday, May 29, 02:00pm - 04:00pm:
      Public lecture to staff members
      Conference room
       
    • Friday, May 30, 09:00am - 12:00 noon:
      Lecture/ discussion with Ph.D candidates
      EthSL Program, Unit Office
    • Friday, May 30, 02:00pm - 04:00pm:
      Concluding  lectures and discussions with Pawlos & Andargachew
      EthSL Program, Unit Office

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    Networking Workshop
    May 23-24, 2014 at Hawassa University

    Read the workshop program
    Final workshop program in Amharic

    Aim: to create network with local authorities and educators and to introduce the project.

     

    Kjell Magne Yri, University of Oslo;
    Linguistic Seminar Tuesday 20 – Thursday 22 of May (2 hrs each day)
    Hawassa University

     

    Tuesday May 20:
    Lecture and discussion: Writing Sidaamu Afoo

    Wednesday May 21:
    Lecture and discussion: From demonstrative to subordinator

    Thursday 22:
    Lecture and discussion: Is a Noun always a Noun?
     

    In the workshop of the Cushitic network
    Hawassa University


    Friday May 23, 10.30 – 11 a.m.:
    Paper on orthography I


    Read "Plan for Kjell Magne Yri’s stay at HU May 2014"

     

    May 19. - 23 2014: Omotic fieldwork trip to Jinka


    March 2014
     

    Meetings, Addis Ababa
    • Thursday,  March 13:
      Norhed meeting, Hilton (Hirut Wolde-mariam (AAU), Nigussie Meshesha (HU), Janne Bondi Johannessen (UiO)
    • Friday, March 14:
      Norhed meeting, Hilton (Hirut Wolde-mariam (AAU), Nigussie Meshesha (HU), Janne Bondi Johannessen (UiO)
    • Monday, March 17:
      Project meeting Janne Bondi Johannessen (UiO), Hirut Hirut Woldemariam (AAU), Binyam Sisay (AAU), Derib Ado (AAU)

     

    Lutz Edzard, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg and University of Oslo;
    Workshop in Recent developments in Semitic and Afroasiatic Linguistics
    Addis Ababa University

    NCR G9. Read more about the workshop

     

    Professor Janne Bondi Johannessen, University of Oslo:
    Workshop in Corpus Linguistics
    Addis Ababa University

     

    OCR 418

     

     

     
    Publisert 6. mars 2014 09:25 - Sist endret 24. mai 2017 14:05