The Complexity of Ganza Verb Morphology: Documentation and Grammatical Description of a Severely Endangered Language of Ethiopia


The Complexity of Ganza Verb Morphology: Documentation and Grammatical Description of a Severely Endangered Language of Ethiopia

Language: Ganza (ISO639-3:gza)
Depositor: Melkamu Abate
Location: Ethiopia
Deposit Id: 0409
Grant id: IGS0291
Funding body: ELDP
Level: Deposit

Summary of deposit
This project aims at documenting Ganza, a severely endangered language spoken on both sides of the Ethiopian-Sudanese border by about 1000 people. Ganza is an understudied language of the Omotic branch (Afro-Asiatic phylum). It has been labeled as “little-known and nearly extinct” by linguists. In this work, I plan to archive 18 hours of audio and video data. To establish some basic facts, I intend to describe the verb morphology in my PhD thesis and produce a Ganza-English dictionary and teaching material. The work is significant for the community and for works in linguistic typology, particularly for studies on the Omotic subdivision.

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Melkamu Abate
Affiliation: A PhD student in Documentary Linguistics and Culture at Addis Ababa University

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