Grover Hudson, Publications

Updated March. 2014


Books authored


2013    Northeast African Semitic: Lexical Comparisons and Analysis. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz. x + 323 pp.

2007    with Anbessa Teferra, Essentials of Amharic, Cologne: RŸdiger Kšppe. 254 pp.

2000    Essential Introductory Linguistics. New York: Blackwell. 533 pp.

1989    Highland East Cushitic Dictionary (Kuschitische Sprachstudien / Cushitic Language Studies 7). Hamburg: Helmut Buske. 424 pp.

1987    with Tekeste Negash, YŠItyoppŐya H’zb Tarik [History of the People of Ethiopia], translation with introduction of the book by AlŠqa TayyŠ GŠbrŠ Maryam [Asmara: 1920]. Uppsala: Centre for Multiethnic Study. xv + 127 pp.

1975    Suppletion in the Representation of Alternations. UCLA Ph.D dissertation. Ann Arbor: University Microfilms. 227 pp.


Books edited


1997    Editor, Essays on Gurage Language and Culture in Honor of Wolf Leslau. Wiesbaden: Otto Harrassowitz.  242 pp.

1994    Associate editor, with Harold Marcus. New Trends in Ethiopian Studies: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference of Ethiopian Studies, Vol. I. Lawrenceville, NJ: Red Sea Press. 1247 pp.

1980    Editor, Linguistics and the University Education. East Lansing: Department of Linguistics, Asian and African Languages, Michigan State University. 197 pp.


Journals edited


2003-2007  Acting editor and member of the Editorial Team, Northeast African Studies, Michigan State University Press (nos. 7.2-9.3).

2006    Guest editor, Northeast African Studies 9.1 (dated 2002).

1980-2003  Associate editor for linguistics, Northeast African Studies, Harold Marcus, ed., East Lansing: Michigan State University Press.

2000    Editor with Shiferaw Bekele, Journal of Ethiopian Studies 33.2 (special number dedicated to the 14th Conference of Ethiopian Studies, Addis Ababa).




To appear M. Lionel Bender (1934-2008). Encyclopaedia Aethiopica vol. 5. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz.

To appear  Introduction to M. L. BenderŐs Cushitic Lexicon and Phonology, Research in African Studies (Peter Lang: Frankfurt am Main)

2012    Ethnic Group and Mother Tongue in the Ethiopian Censuses of 1994 and 2007, Aethiopica 15: 204-21.

2011    Amharic rs pronouns. He Bitaney Lagge: Studies on Language and African Linguistics in Honour of Marcello Lamberti, Luca Busetto et al, eds., 55-66. Milan: Qu.A.S.A.R.s.r.l.

2010    KlimovŐs Active-language characteristics in Ethiopian Semitic. Camsemud 2007, Proceedings of the 13th Italian Meeting of Afro-Asiatic Linguistics (Udine, 2007), History of the Ancient Near East, Monograph 10, Frederick Mario Fales And Giulia Francesca Grassi, eds., 111-122. Padova: Sargon.

2010    South Ethiopian Semitic pronoun reconstruction. VIII Afro-Asiatic Congress (Naples, 2008), Studi Magrebini VI, Sergio Baldi, ed., 137-150. Naples: Universitˆ degli Studi di Napoli.

2008    Amharic, The World's Major Languages (2nd ed.), Bernard Comrie, ed., 594-617. London: Routledge.

2008    Ergative-active features of the South Ethiopian Semitic type, Interaction of morphology and syntax: Case studies in Afroasiatic, Erin Shay and Zygmunt Frajzyngier, eds., 107-135. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

2008    Month names in Ethiopian Semitic, Semitohamitische (afroasiatische) Festschrift fŸr A. Dolgopolsky und H. Jungraithmayr, G‡bor Tak‡cs, ed., 151-155. Berlin: Dietrich Reimer.

2007    Enset vocabulary in 8 Ethiopian languages, Omotic and Cushitic Studies: Papers from the Fourth Cushitic Omotic Conference (Leiden, April 2003), Azeb Amaha et al, eds., 113-124. Cologne: RŸdiger Kšppe.

2007    North and South Ethiopian Semitic, From Beyond the Mediterranean (Akten des 7 internationalen Semitohamitistenkongresses, Berlin, 2004), Rainer Voigt, ed., 339-348. Berlin: Shaker.

2007    Highland East Cushitic Morphology, Morphologies of Asian and African Languages, vol. 1, Alan Kaye, ed., 529-545. Winona Park: Eisenbrauns.

2005    Amharic and Semitic Languages of Ethiopia, Encyclopedia of Linguistics, 2 vols., Philipp Strazny, ed., xx-xx. New York: Routledge.

2005    Ethiopian Semitic Nonpast C2 Length, Proceedings of the 10th Meeting of Hamito-Semitic (Afroasiatic) Linguistics (Florence, 2001) (Quaderni di Semitistica 25), Pelio Fronzaroli and Paolo Marrassini, eds., 195-213. Florence: Universitˆ di Firenze.

2005    Highland East Cushitic Languages, Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics, 2nd ed., Keith Brown, ed., 294-298. Elsevier: Oxford.

2004    Languages of Ethiopia and Languages of the 1994 Ethiopian Census, Aethiopica 7.160-172.

2003    Charles Hubert Armbruster, Encyclopaedia Aethiopica, vol. I, p. 344. Hamburg: Otto Harrassowitz.

2003    Ethiopian Semitic archaic heterogeneity, Ethiopian Studies at the Millenium (Proceedings of the 14th International Conference of Ethiopian Studies), Baye Yimam et al, eds., 1765-1776. Addis Ababa: Institute of Ethiopian Studies.

2003    Linguistic analysis of the 1994 Ethiopian census, Northeast African Studies 6.3.89-107.

2002    Ethiopian Semitic negative nonpast, Afrasian: Selected Comparative-Historical Studies in Memory of Igor M. Diakonoff, ed. By D. Appleyard, L. Bender, and G. Takacs, 209-219, Munich: Lincom Europa.

2001    Amharic epenthesis, New Data and New Methods in Afroasiatic Linguistics Robert Hetzron in Memoriam, edited by Andrzej Zaborski, 65-73. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag.

2001    Aspects of the history of Ethiopic writing. Bulletin of  the Institute of Ethiopian Studies 25.1-12.

2000    Ethiopian Semitic Overview, Journal of Ethiopian Studies 33.2:75-86.

2000    Preface, with Shiferaw Bekele, Journal of Ethiopian Studies 33.2: i-iii.

1999    Glossary, in Ethiopia: Traditions of Creativity, ed. by Raymond Silverman. 275-282. Seattle: University of Washington Press.

1997    Amharic and Argobba, The Semitic Languages, Robert Hetzron, ed., 457-485. London: Routledge.

1996    Introduction, Essays in Gurage Language and Culture, in Honor of Wolf Leslau,  G. Hudson, ed., 1-4. Wiesbaden: Otto Harrassowitz.

1995    Consonant release and the syllable. Linguistics 33.1-21.

1995    Phonology of Ethiopian languages, The Handbook of Phonological Theory, John Goldsmith, ed., 782-797 (chapter 27). New York: Blackwell.

1994    A neglected Ethiopian contribution to Semitic and Afroasiatic reconstruction, Proceedings of the 20th Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society: Special Session on Historical Issues in African Linguistics, Kevin Moore, et al, eds., 47-56. Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Linguistics Society.

1994    Agaw words in South Ethiopian Semitic? New Trends in Ethiopian Studies [Papers of the Twelfth International Conference of Ethiopian Studies], Vol. I, Harold Marcus and Grover Hudson, eds., 1261-1268. Lawrenceville, NJ: Red Sea Press.

1993    Evidence of an argot for Amharic and theoretical phonology, Journal of African Languages and Linguistics 14.47-60.

1992    The diversity movement and linguistics, Muses, 1991-92. 17 (College of Arts and Letters, Michigan State University).

1991    A and B-type verbs in Ethiopian and Proto-Semitic, Semitic Studies in Honor of Wolf Leslau, Alan S. Kaye, ed., 679-689. Wiesbaden: Otto Harrassowitz.

1991    On a defense of autosegmentalism, Journal of Linguistics 27.163-177.

1989    Displacement features in phonology, Proceedings of the Fifteenth Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society, 170-180. Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Linguistics Society.

1988    The Highland Cushitic Hypothesis, Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference of Ethiopian Studies, (Addis Ababa, 1984), Taddesse Beyene, ed., 693-696. Birmingham, England: Elm Press.

1986    The Arabic doubled verb conspiracy and morpheme invariance, Studies in African Linguistics, Supplement 9, 141-145.

1986    Arabic root and pattern morphology without tiers, Journal of Linguistics 22.85-122.

1985    The principled grammar of Amharic verb stems, Journal of African Languages and Linguistics 7.39-58.

1984    Non-transformational rule inversion in Kanakuru, Studies in African Linguistics 15.215-223.

1984    African Languages, Compton's Encyclopedia, 26th ed.

1983    Evidence for the nominal origin of the perfect in Amharic, Ethiopic Studies Presented to Wolf Leslau, S. Segert, ed., 236-242. Wiesbaden: Otto Harrassowitz.

1983    The principled phonology of Maltese verbs, Ninth LACUS Forum, 220-230. Columbia, SC: Hornbean Press.

1982    Reply to Darden 1979, Papers of the 18th Meeting, Chicago Linguistic Society, Kevin Tuite et al, eds., 202-208. Chicago: CLS.

1982    Foreward, Oromo Dictionary, by Gene Gragg (Monograph 12, Northeast African Studies, Michigan State University), v-vi. East Lansing: African Studies Center.

1981    The Highland East Cushitic family vine, Sprache und Geschichte in Afrika 3.94-121.

1980    Automatic alternations in non-transformational phonology, Language 56.94-125.

1980    with Bethany K. Dumas. Linguist and linguistics in the university, The Linguistic Reporter 23,2. 2-3, 16.

1979    Comment on DiPietro's review of Educational Linguistics by Bernard Spolsky, TESOL Quarterly 13.285-287.

1979    Is deep structure linear? with a postscript on Bach 1975, Linear Order and Generative Theory (Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 7), J. Meisel and M. Pam, eds., 23-69. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

1978    Geolinguistic evidence for Ethiopian Semitic prehistory, Abbay 9. 71-85 (Documents pour servir ‡ l'histoire de la civilisation Žthiopienne, Jean Chavillon, ed.). Paris: Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique.

1978    Lexical form of the Amharic reflexive-passive, Parasession on the Lexicon, (Papers of the Chicago Linguistic Society 14), D. Farkas et al, eds., 210-219. Chicago: CLS.

1977    Language classification and the Semitic prehistory of Ethiopia, Folia Orientalia 18.120-166.

1976    Highland East Cushitic, The Non-Semitic Languages of Ethiopia, Lionel Bender, ed., 232-277. East Lansing: African Studies Center, Michigan State University.

1976    Paradigmatic initiation of a sound change in Hadiyya, Studies in African Linguistics 7.2.211-229.

1975    Formal and functional explanation of diachronic evidence for phonemics, Functionalism (Papers of the 11th Meeting, Chicago Linguistic Society). J. San and T. Vance, eds., 213-222. Chicago: CLS.

1974    The representation of non-productive alternations, Historical linguistics, Vol. II. John Anderson and Charles Jones, eds., 203-299. Amsterdam: North Holland.

1974    The role of SPCs in natural generative phonology, Papers from the Natural Phonology Parasession (Papers of the 10th meeting, Chicago Linguistic Society), A Bruck and R. Fox, eds., 171-183. Chicago: Chicago Linguistic Society.

1972    Is deep structure linear? Explorations in Syntactic Theory, UCLA Working Papers in Linguistics 2.51-77 (George Bedell, ed.).

1972    Why Amharic is not a VSO language, Studies in African Linguistics 3.127-165.

1969    Classification and Tabulation of Ethiopian Student Errors in English Essay Writing. Research Report of the Faculty of Education, Haile Sellassie I University. 83 pp.

1969    with Alison Andrews and Dale Otto, The English Vocabulary of Addis Ababa Secondary Schools. Research report of the Language Survey of East Africa and Faculty of Arts, Haile Sellassie I University. 192 pp.

1969    When Ethiopian students translate from Amharic to English, Journal of Teachers of English in Ethiopia 5.7-12.

1968    Controlled composition outside the English class, Ethiopian Journal of Education 2.1.34-44.

1967    Relative clauses in Amharic and English, Journal of Teachers of English in Ethiopia 3. 2-11 (Addis Ababa: Haile Sellassie I University Press).




Book Reviews and Booknotes


To appear  A Grammar of Konso (LOT dissertation 326), by Ongaye Oda Orkaydo (Utrecht: Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics / Landelijke–LOT, 2013), BrillŐs Annual of Afroasiatic Languages and Linguistics

2013    A Comparative Dictionary of the Agaw Languages (Cushitic Language Studies 24), by David Appleyard (Cologne: Kšppe, 2006), Northeast African Studies 13.2: 225-229 (New Series)

2011    Middle Egyptian: an Introduction to the Language and Culture of Hieroglyphs, by James P. Allen (Cambridge University Press, 2010), Linguist List 22.502 (30 Jan.).

2010    The Contrastive Hierarchy in Phonology (Cambridge Studies in Linguistics 121), by B. Elan Dresher (Cambridge University Press, 2009), Linguist List 21.2575 (12 June).

2010    Language Complexity as an Evolving Variable, by Geoffrey Sampson, David Gil, and Peter Trudgill (Oxford University Press, 2009). Linguist List 21.241 (15 Jan.).

2009   Working with Texts: A Core Introduction to Language Analysis, 3rd edition. Ronald Carter, et al. (Routledge, 2008). Studies in Second Language Acquisition 31.144.

2008    Evolutionary Phonology, by Juliette Blevins (Cambridge University Press, 2004), Linguist List 19.2765 (11 Sept.).

2008    The Origin of Meaning, by James R. Hurford (Oxford University Press, 2007). Linguist List 19.1120 (3 April).

2005    The Handbook of Historical Linguistics, ed. by Brian Joseph and Richard Janda (Blackwell, 2003), Studies in Second Language Acquisition 27.482-4.

2004    Phonology and language use, by Joan Bybee (Cambridge University Press, 2002), Studies in Second Language Acquisition 26.499.

2001    Ethiopic Documents: Argobba Grammar and Dictionary, by Wolf Leslau (Otto Harrassowitz, 1997), Anthropological Linguistics 42.406-408.

2001    English Transcription Course, by M. Luisa Garcia Lecumberri and John A. Maidment (Arnold, 2000). Studies in Second Language Acquisition 23.441.

1998    Reference Grammar of Amharic, by Wolf Leslau (Otto Harrassowitz, 1995), Journal of the American Oriental Society 118.2.295-297.

1996    The Reality of Linguistic Rules, ed. by John Goldsmith (John Benjamins, 1994). Studies in Second Language Acquisition 18.392-393.

1995    Principles of Phonetics, by John Laver (Cambridge University Press, 1994). Studies in Second Language Acquisition 17.541.

1994    Gurage Studies: Collected Articles by Wolf Leslau (Otto Harrassowitz, 1992). Journal of the American Oriental Society 114.692-693.

1993    Crosscurrents in Second Language Acquisition and Linguistic Theories, ed. by T. Huebner and C. Ferguson (John Benjamins, 1991). Word 44.520-521.

1992    Studies in the Pronunciation of English, ed. by Susan Ramsaran (Routledge, 1990). Studies in Second Language Acquisition 14.456-457.

1990    The Fergusonian Impact: In Honor of Charles A. Ferguson, 2 vols. (Mouton de Gruyter, 1986). Studies in Second Language Acquisition 12.362-364.

1990    A Tigrinya Chrestomathy, by Edward Ullendorff (Franz Steiner, 1985). Journal of the American Oriental Society 110.354-355.

1989    The Arbore Language, by Dick Hayward (Buske, 1984). Journal of Afroasiatic Linguistics 2.104-107.

1989    Ethiopian Studies, ed. by Gideon Goldenberg (Balkema, 1986). Journal of the American Oriental Society 109.136-137.

1989    Experimental Phonology, ed. by John Ohala and Jeri J. Jaeger (Academic Press, 1986). Studies in Second Language Acquisition 11.357-358.

1989    Handbook of the Oromo Language, by A. Zaborski and M. Ali, (Franz Steiner, 1990). Northeast African Studies 12.223-225.

1989    Phonologica 1984, ed. by W. Dressler, et al. (Cambridge University Press, 1987). Studies in Second Language Acquisition 11.357.

1988    Afar-English-French Dictionary, by E. Parker and R. Hayward (London: SOAS, 1985). Northeast African Studies 10.2/3.191-192.

1988    Comparative Dictionary of GeÔez (Classical Ethiopic), by Wolf Leslau (Wiesbaden: Otto Harrossowitz, 1987). Northeast African Studies 10.209-213.

1988    YŠMarksizm Leninizm MŠzgŠbŠ Qalat [Dictionary of Markism and Leninism], by a ÔPreparation committeeŐ (of the Govt. of Ethiopia) (Addis Ababa: Kuraz Publishing Agency, 1985). Northeast African Studies 10.2/3.207-210.

1986    Ethiopians Speak, Vol. 5: Chaha/Ennemor, by Wolf Leslau (Ethiopistische Forschungen, Band 16, Franz Steiner, 1983). Journal of the American Oriental Society 106.381-383.

1984    Arabic Loan Words in Malay, by M. A. J. Beg (University of Malaya Press, 1983). Word 35.278-280.

1983    Ethiopians Speak, Vol. 4: Muher, by Wolf Leslau (Ethiopistiche Forschungen, Band 11, Franz Steiner, 1981). Journal of the American Oriental Society 103.773-776.

1982    Amharic Verb Morphology, by Lionel Bender and Hailu Fullass (African Studies Center, MSU, 1978). Afroasiatic Linguistics 8, 4.2-9.

1982    Etymological Dictionary of Gurage, 3 volumes, by Wolf Leslau (Otto Harrassowitz, 1980). Journal of the American Oriental Society 102.377-381.

1981    with Barbara Abbott. Making Sense, by Geoffrey Sampson (Oxford Press, 1980). Linguistics and Philosophy 4.437-451.

1979    Historical Linguistics, by Theodora Bynon (Cambridge University Press, 1977), Studies in Language 3.253-261.

1979    A Comparative Approach to the Amharic Lexicon, by David Appleyard (Afroasiatic Linguistics 5.2, 1978). Language 55.489.

1978    Language in Ethiopia, ed. by Lionel Bender et al (Oxford University Press, 1976). Language 54.196-201.

1976    Issues in Phonological Theory, ed. by Charles Kisseberth and Michael Kenstowicz (Mouton, 1973). General Linguistics 16.230-236.

1968    Amharic Textbook, by Wolf Leslau (Otto Harrassowitz, 1967). Ethiopian Herald, 26 March 1968.




2007    Obituary: David Lockwood. Linguist List 18.3037 (17 Oct.)

2008    M. Lionel Bender, in memoriam (with full list of publications). Aethiopica 11.223-234.

2008    M. Lionel Bender (1934-2008), Mother Tongue 12.3-5.

2008    M. Lionel Bender (1934-2008), Linguist List 19.633 (Feb. 25).

2006    Wolf Leslau (1906-2006), Linguist List 17.3470 (Nov. 24).

2007    Wolf Leslau 1906-2006, Ethiopia & Eritrea RPCVs Herald 33: 37.

1997    Robert Hetzron (1938-2008), Linguist List 8.1309 (Sept. 16).